06/4/13
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Pasta with Spring Greens, Bacon & Mustard Seeds

MONDAY Pasta with Sautéed Greens, Bacon & Mustard Seeds “When you have the best and tastiest ingredients, you can cook very simply and the food will be extraordinary because it tastes like what it is.” ~ Alice Waters, The Art of Simple Food   Simple cooking…what does that mean?  Years ago as a new wife Continue reading → «Pasta with Spring Greens, Bacon & Mustard Seeds»

05/30/13
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Oven-Roasted Salmon & Garlic Soba Noodles

WEDNESDAY Oven-Roasted Salmon with Soy-Ginger Glaze  |  Garlic Soba Noodles   According to my menu {as posted} we should be having Spicy Peanut Noodles with Steamed Vegetables this evening but a wonderful thing happened earlier this afternoon which called for a change of plan.  Shortly after lunch our neighbor, Dave, knocked at my kitchen door Continue reading → «Oven-Roasted Salmon & Garlic Soba Noodles»

05/29/13
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Minestrone Soup with Cheese Tortellini

TUESDAY Minestrone Soup with Cheese Tortellini |  Homemade Garlic Breadcrumbs     The first day back after a long holiday weekend is always a bit rocky but especially so at this time of year.  The children can taste summer vacation and even though school will be finished in the next few weeks, these last days Continue reading → «Minestrone Soup with Cheese Tortellini»

05/18/13
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Baby Back Ribs, Potato Salad & Kale-Apple Slaw

FRIDAY Molasses Mopped Baby Back Ribs  |  Potato Salad  |  Kale-Apple Coleslaw with Poppy Seed Dressing   Next weekend we celebrate Memorial Day.  In towns all across the country we will remember the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Services.  On a much less profound note, this holiday Continue reading → «Baby Back Ribs, Potato Salad & Kale-Apple Slaw»

03/21/13
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Sticky Miso Chicken Wings & Kale Salad with Creamy Miso Dressing

THURSDAY Sticky Miso Chicken Wings  |  Kale Salad  |  Creamy Miso Dressing And this was how I began today, with a very large, deep breath… Today was one of those days…you know the kind…when you wake up before the alarm because your head is swimming with thoughts of the day ahead.  So much to do, Continue reading → «Sticky Miso Chicken Wings & Kale Salad with Creamy Miso Dressing»

03/8/13

Quinoa & Kale Crustless Quiche with Carrot Soup

FRIDAY Quinoa & Kale Crustless Quiche  |  Carrot Soup I love this dish.  It was given to me by a dear friend {who knows that I prefer squares over circles…it is all about those nice neat corners} and it resides in a plate stand on my counter, when not in use, adding colorful flowers to a Continue reading → «Quinoa & Kale Crustless Quiche with Carrot Soup»

02/22/13

Winter Tomato Soup & Crispy Baked Kale with Gruyere Cheese

FRIDAY Winter Tomato Soup {Slow-Cooker}  |  Crispy Baked Kale with Gruyère Cheese This tomato soup is one of our family’s favorites.  It cooks in the slow-cooker which makes it a favorite of mine.  The vermouth adds such a wonderful flavor and don’t be stingy with the dried tarragon.  Using a hand-held immersion blender, once the soup Continue reading → «Winter Tomato Soup & Crispy Baked Kale with Gruyere Cheese»

02/19/13

Cream of Mushroom Soup, Kale & Apple Salad with Bacon & Candied Pecans

TUESDAY Cream of Mushroom Soup  |  Kale & Apple Salad with Bacon and Candied Pecans Today began gray and rainy here in the San Francisco Bay area.  The dogs and I headed out for our daily walk early before the heavy showers {and, eventually, the hail!} arrived.  Strolling along, I found this little piece of Continue reading → «Cream of Mushroom Soup, Kale & Apple Salad with Bacon & Candied Pecans»

02/15/13

Quinoa & Kale Pilaf with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

FRIDAY {…at last!} One-Pot, Kale & Quinoa Pilaf  |  Sun-Dried Tomatoes We have enjoyed this Kale & Quinoa salad so many times…it is savory & filling…PERFECT for a Friday night during Lent.  I add the sun-dried tomatoes, on-the-side, because my family LOVES sun-dried tomatoes. So…this afternoon, I started prepping the ingredients, {check out the recipe Continue reading → «Quinoa & Kale Pilaf with Sun-Dried Tomatoes»

02/8/13

February 10th, 2013 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

  SUNDAY Nach Waxman’s Brisket of Beef  |  Horseradish Mashed Potatoes  |  Roasted Brussel Sprouts MONDAY Sliced Brisket with Onions on Soft Potato Rolls  |  French “Peasant” Beets TUESDAY Black & White “Zebra” Pasta  |  “The World’s Most Famous” Tomato Sauce  |  Truffled Garlic Bread with Fresh Basil WEDNESDAY Slow-Cooked Split Pea & Ham Soup Continue reading → «February 10th, 2013 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu»