Tag Archives: Asparagus

Shaved Parmesan and Fontina

“If you’ve ever seen how sweetly the town of San Gimignano sits atop its surroundings, you’ll know how perfectly this fine Parmesan and Fontina mix will grace the simplest dish.” So sayeth Sartori (est. 1939) on the front of their … Continue reading

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First Asparagus

I hadn’t really contemplated dinner, so when it came time to do some serious thinking, this is what I came up with.  I’d been to the grocery store the afternoon before, so there was plenty to choose from. I started … Continue reading

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Tortellini Chinoise

  They are not to be confused with a real main dish, but the little filled pastas that have appeared in the grocery stores are appealing as a special treat to take the place of just plain pasta.  The little … Continue reading

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Stroganoff und Tomate

  This is the second night of the Stroganoff.  The first night, it was more sour cream-y, and served over lightly curried rice, with a side of broccoli.  Last night I resurrected it and added a bit of intensely condensed … Continue reading

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Dinner the Night Before a Colonoscopy 

A special treat last night – New York strip steak with a twice-baked potato, roasted red/yellow/orange mini peppers, mushrooms, buttered asparagus with a good squeeze of lemon, and orange segments. A light breakfast this morning – then all liquids the … Continue reading

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Smothered Pork Loin

   I roasted a big pork loin and then cut it into five big chunks for another dinner and lunch from each part.  The side dish is bulgur with onions, carrots, celery, and mushrooms.  The asparagus is just starting to … Continue reading

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My Version of a Veggie Burger

I’ve tried the burgers made from grains and beans; I’ve even made my own. If I am going to eat a veggie burger, it will look like this – a “burger” made from veggies. Actually, this must be a “Cheeseveggieburger”, … Continue reading

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Steak and Mushrooms

My computer is being de-fragged, so I am experimenting with posting from the iPad. This is an image of a delicious dinner from many months ago. There is an app called Mobile Monet that I was playing around with, and … Continue reading

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Beyond Delicious!

I just can’t seem to make this picture delicious-looking enough to get the wondrousness of it across. And, yes, this is “leftovers”! I had made Chicken Cacciatore with Linguini and steamed kale the other night, and there was some left, … Continue reading

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Israeli Cous Cous Goes with Everything

Much as we love it, I don’t always think to cook Israeli cous cous as frequently as I should. It goes with everything, and is just totally delightful. See how colorful it is with this BBQ’d chicken and vegetables? The … Continue reading

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That’s a Wrap

The plan had been to take a day trip over to Bisbee today to stalk the many photographic opportunities there, but the wind decided to play havoc with the dust today, and visibility is, uncharacteristically, almost zero. Weather reports say … Continue reading

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Beef, Mushroom and Barley Soup – and Tomato Pesto

One of the benefits of having steak at dinnertime is that there is usually some meat leftover to make beef, barley, and mushroom soup – this time with carrots, onions, and beet greens. I make this on “doctor days” because … Continue reading

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Steak and Asparagus

This was the second asparagus that I steamed in my new upright pan. The thicker stems are closer to the bottom, so I guess they get more heat than the tender shoots at the top because somehow the stalks seemed … Continue reading

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