05/31/13
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Pork Tenderloin Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy & Mandarins

THURSDAY Pork Tenderloin Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy & Mandarins  |  Brown Rice     I woke this morning much the same way I do every morning…Michael’s alarm goes off and he heads into the shower while I lie in bed drifting in between the lightest state of sleep and conscious thought.  By the time Continue reading → «Pork Tenderloin Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy & Mandarins»

04/28/13
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Slow-Roasted Pork with Herbs, Butter-Braised Spring Onions & Creamy Mashed Potatoes

SUNDAY Slow-Roasted Boneless Pork Shoulder with Herbs & Lemon  |  Butter-Braised Spring Onions with lots of Chives  |  Creamy Mashed Potatoes What a glorious weekend!  The weather here in Northern California was just about as perfect as you could have imagined.  Cool mornings & evenings but sandwiched in-between was spectacular sunshine & balmy temperatures. We Continue reading → «Slow-Roasted Pork with Herbs, Butter-Braised Spring Onions & Creamy Mashed Potatoes»

03/3/13
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Sunday Dinner Menu: Slow-Roasted Pork, Lemon Risotto & Peas

SUNDAY Slow-Roasted, Herbed Pork Shoulder  |  Lemon Risotto  |  Peas This evening’s dinner comes from the ladies at Canal House… It really is a perfect Sunday dinner dish.  A bit of preparation in the morning, place the roast in the oven and let it cook ALL DAY {nine hours} filling the house {and the neighborhood Continue reading → «Sunday Dinner Menu: Slow-Roasted Pork, Lemon Risotto & Peas»

02/21/13

Meatballs with Tetrazzini Sauce, Pappardelle Pasta & Haricot Vert

THURSDAY Meatballs with Tetrazzini Sauce  |  Pappardelle Pasta  |  Haricot Vert with Shallots, Tomato & Lemon Both the meatballs & tetrazzini sauce recipes come from my new favorite cookbook, Canal House Cooks Everyday.  Chefs & authors, Christopher Hirsheimer & Melissa Hamilton refer to the tetrazzini sauce as “decidedly retro”  harking back to a time when “ladies Continue reading → «Meatballs with Tetrazzini Sauce, Pappardelle Pasta & Haricot Vert»

02/18/13

Sunday Morning in SF & Dinner From “Food & Wine”, March 2013

This week I received {through the magic of the Internet} my March 2013 issue of Food & Wine magazine.  I poured over it’s pages {on my iPad…oh my, every dish looked like it could have been eaten with a fork right from the page}.  Upon my first pass of the issue, I knew this Asian Continue reading → «Sunday Morning in SF & Dinner From “Food & Wine”, March 2013»

02/9/13

Quinoa & Sausage Stuffed Peppers

Well, here we are.  Another Friday & another sunset… Once again, photo credit goes to Maddie.  She took this picture as she waited, with the dogs, for Michael’s ferry from San Francisco to come into the Tiburon Harbor this evening.  Have you captured a sunset in a photograph & would like to share?  I would Continue reading → «Quinoa & Sausage Stuffed Peppers»

01/31/13

Fresh Tagliatelle, Grilled Sausages & The World’s Most Famous Tomato Sauce

THURSDAY Fresh Tagliatelle Pasta  |  Skillet-Grilled Italian Sausages  |  The World’s Most Famous Tomato Sauce   I dropped the children off at school today & headed to Tiburon’s multi-use path that borders the Bay for a walk with our old, black lab…Duke.  His sister, Duchess, passed away a few months ago {I miss her so Continue reading → «Fresh Tagliatelle, Grilled Sausages & The World’s Most Famous Tomato Sauce»

01/24/13

Chipotle and Orange Pork Ribs & Farro Salad with Winter Fruit, Pistachios and Ginger

THURSDAY Chipotle & Orange Pork Ribs {Slow-Cooker}  |  Farro Salad with Winter Fruit, Pistachios & Ginger The real beauty & benefit of a meal prepared in a slow-cooker is…time.  Yes, the slow & low method of cooking produces succulent meats & rich, caramelized vegetables but, for me, the big pay-off is time.  I never seem to Continue reading → «Chipotle and Orange Pork Ribs & Farro Salad with Winter Fruit, Pistachios and Ginger»

01/13/13

Braised Pork Shoulder, Yukon Gold and Fennel Puree & Sauteed Broccolini

SUNDAY Braised Pork Shoulder with Apple Cider & Ginger Beer  |  Yukon Gold & Fennel Purée with Rosemary Butter  |  Sautéed Broccolini with Garlic & Red Pepper Flakes When I first saw this recipe in the October 2012 issue of Bon Appetit I knew it would make our dinner menu at some point in the near future.  Well, Continue reading → «Braised Pork Shoulder, Yukon Gold and Fennel Puree & Sauteed Broccolini»

01/7/13

Potstickers, Hoisin-Glazed Ribs & Fried Rice

MONDAY Potstickers  |  Hoisin-Glazed Ribs  |  Pork Fried Rice I absolutely love when I can cook one dinner which, in turn, lays the foundation for another dinner.  I am not talking about traditional reheated, repeat performance left-overs {although those left-overs do have their treasured place}.  But rather, recipes that call for something you have already made and, Continue reading → «Potstickers, Hoisin-Glazed Ribs & Fried Rice»