Citrus & Herbs

MONDAY Capellini with Lemon & Basil   Pasta and lemons must just go together.  Lately, I have bumped into recipes that feature those two ingredients in several places:  Deborah Madison has a version in her Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, the ladies at Canal House have one as well in their Canal House Cooking, Volume No. Continue reading → «Citrus & Herbs»


Pasta Alla Primavera

MONDAY Pasta Alla Primavera The house is always so very quiet on Monday mornings.  Michael at the office and the children off to school, I begin to put the house & home back together after a weekend of frenzied activity.  Sometimes, I relish in the solitude and peace and at other times, such as this Continue reading → «Pasta Alla Primavera»


Lemony Chicken & Orzo Soup with Pita Wedges and Hummus

MONDAY Lemony Chicken & Orzo Soup  |  Pita Wedges  |  Ethereally Smooth Hummus This evening’s dinner was easy…really easy {even with me peeling chickpeas for the hummus..yes, yes..I will get back to that}!  Thank the heavens above, after all, it is Monday!! When I planned this dinner last week, I knew that I would need Continue reading → «Lemony Chicken & Orzo Soup with Pita Wedges and Hummus»


Orecchiette Pasta with Bacon, Peas & Herbs

WEDNESDAY Orecchiette Pasta with Bacon, Peas & Herbs Each year, right around St. Patrick’s Day, my love affair with these lovely, little legumes is rekindled.  Maybe it is the bright kelly-green color they flash…green is a color we are craving right now.  Or maybe it is simply their tender, sweet crunch. Or better yet, they Continue reading → «Orecchiette Pasta with Bacon, Peas & Herbs»


Lasagna Bolognese, Garlicky Spinach & Clementine Cake

SUNDAY Lasagna Bolognese  | Garlicky Spinach |  Clementine Cake Speaking of patience ~ WARNING…This evening’s post is a long one.  So go get a cup of tea & relax.   I will wait for you…{I have to write this post, right now, so I am brewing myself a fresh pot ~ chamomile & mint is my Continue reading → «Lasagna Bolognese, Garlicky Spinach & Clementine Cake»


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»


February 17th, 2013 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

SUNDAY Chicken Thighs Yakitori  |  Glossy Mushroom Rice  |  Garlicky Greens MONDAY Brioche with Prosciutto, Gruyère & Egg  |  Grapefruit Wedges TUESDAY Cream of Mushroom Soup  |  Kale & Apple Salad with Pancetta & Candied Pecans WEDNESDAY Chicken Breasts with Fresh Sage  |  Lemon Risotto  |  Peas  |  Tartine’s Lemon Cream THURSDAY Meatballs with Tetrazzini Continue reading → «February 17th, 2013 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu»


Zebra Pasta, The World’s Most Famous Tomato Sauce & Garlic Bread

TUESDAY Zebra Pasta  |  The World’s Most Famous Tomato Sauce  |  Garlic Bread with Truffle Oil & Fresh Basil   I love typeset ~ letterpress, style art {and black & white photography}…it all serves as such a wonderful backdrop to the colors of “real” life.  This image comes from a “local” {for me} artist …her name Continue reading → «Zebra Pasta, The World’s Most Famous Tomato Sauce & Garlic Bread»


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»