Category Archives: Dinner

Dinner

Anniversary Dinner

For our wedding anniversary, Rioja wine, steaks and corn cooked on the grill, mushroom risotto, tomato, basil and mozzarella. And of course Brownie pudding for dessert.

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Butternut Squash Lasagna

Sage, spinach, onions, cognac, various tomatoes herbs/aromatics for the sauce, mozzarella, pecorina romano, and butternut squash. Heirloom tomato, mozzarella, basil from the garden, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, ground pepper on the side!

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Steak and Pesto Risotto

Grilled steak and corn on the cob, pesto and asparagus risotto. Simple and delicious!

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Vegetable Baked Ziti

From Jamie Oliver’s book, diced red onion, celery, carrots, leeks, portobello mushrooms, dried chanterelles, garlic, basil stems and leaves, and canned plum tomatoes for the red sauce. White sauce is light cream, creme fraiche, anchovies, and pecorino romano. A layer … Continue reading

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Basic Salmon

Alaskan wild salmon, baby bella mushrooms, yellow bell pepper, cucumber, and corn all grilled and seasoned with sunflower oil, pinch of salt and pinch of pepper. Bottle of Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse (beer) on the side.

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Pizza!

Two pizzas (small for American standards). Whole goods while grain dough in both. First pizza with stewed tomatoes only for the sauce, topped with sautéed peppers, mozzarella, and fresh basil. Second homemade pesto for the sauce topped with sautéed peppers, … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted butternut squash, skim milk, French lentils, a pinch of cinnamon, nutmeg, ground vanilla, pepper, and baby bok choy. (Next time the bok choy needs to be cut into smaller pieces as they were too big for the spoon!) On … Continue reading

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Cambodian Spring Rolls

Pork, carrots, onions, peanuts, and bean thread noodles wrapped in rice paper and deep fried. Lettuce is the wrapped around spring rolls along with bean sprouts, mint leaves, cucumber, and basil leaves. Then dipped in fish sauce, delicious! (We had … Continue reading

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Sole, Scallops, and Mussels etc

Sautéed Filet of sole, with sautéed scallops. Mussels cooked in a broth of reisling wine, calvados apple cognac, and assorted vegetable trimmings. Cooking juice from mussels was reduced to make the sauce along with diced shallots and carrots, cream, and … Continue reading

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Pesto

Delicious pesto, prosciutto, and mozzarella dinner!

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