What' s Been Cooking

Late August 2011

  • Tabbouleh with farm heirloom tomatoes and mint, cannellini bean salad with "pesto", white wine vinegar, and marinated sun-dried tomatoes, farm green beans, steamed and cooled, with balsamic, white wine vinegar, olive oil, and pepper
  • Caponata with farm veggies and fresh tomatoes
  • Tomato lentil soup
  • Polenta cooked 2 hours
  • tzatziki, Mario's Babbo beets, farm tomato salad
  • farm tomato salad, corn, zucchini with pesto
  • bibimbap

Mid-August, 2011

  • Tomato sauce from fresh, "second" tomatoes
  • Polenta
  • Caponata, fingerling potato salad; fried zucchini blossoms
  • Hazelnut and milk chocolate gelato
  • Strawberry gelato
  • Grilled beets
  • Outrageous brownies (Barefoot Contessa)
  • Tomato and lentil soup
  • Tzatsiki
  • Tomato salad
  • Cannellini bean salad
  • Hummus
  • Jalapeño mojito
  • Fresh lemonade
  • Chickpea soup
  • Grilled zucchini and green beans with pesto

August 2, 2011

  • tomato, cucumber & kalamata olive salad; grilled corn; bread & cheese

August 1, 2011

  • grilled corn; tomato & green bean salad; grilled Scamorza (Batali); beets

July 20-31, 2011

  • Espresso gelato (DePalma)
  • Toasted almond gelato (DePalma)
  • Grilled beets
  • Arugula salad with kalamata olives, tomato, parmesan, and lemon
  • Grilled corn
  • Sauteed green beans & zucchini with pesto
  • Spaghetti with green tomatoes and pesto (Batali)
  • Grilled eggplant rollantini with pesto and goat cheese
  • Polenta
  • Grilled eggplant caponata
  • Blueberry crisp
  • Grilled zucchini with fresh ricotta (Mario)
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Jalapeño mojitos

July 2011

  • Preserved eggplant (Mario)
  • Hummus
  • Cannellini bean salad
  • Sauteed artichoke hearts
  • Olio piccante (Mario)
  • Grilled scarmorza
  • Fresh linguine with Lidia's zucchini sauce
  • Gparents saltless meal of death: potato salad, Marcella's tomato, basil, and onion frittata, sauteed zucchini with oregano and garlic
  • Dark chocolate and cinnamon gelato

May 22-30, 2011

  • You should read Heat!
  • Cavatelli (found great Youtube videos)
  • Chocolate covered strawberries
  • Tagliatelle at Gma's, with simple sauce (used carrots)
  • Gimbot with polenta for Gma
  • Parpardelle alfredo
  • Arugula, lemon, parm, pepper salad
  • White bean salad (pureed some, olive oil, white wine vin, bals vin, basil, garlic, salt, pepper)
  • Olivada from Italian Veg
  • Spread: green olives, strawberries, brie on fresh bread, water!
  • grilled radicchio salad
  • Mario's ricotta gnocchi
  • potato gnocchi (Lidia) with Mario's green olive and mozzarella sauce
  • grilled asparagus, grilled broccoli
  • spaghetti puttanesca
  • rice and black beans with Rick Bayless hot sauce

May 2011

  • cavatelli
  • fresh pasta
  • fresh pasta sauce (San Marzano, arugula/basil, garlic, pepper)
  • antipasto with fresh artichokes (Amanda's shower)
  • grilled artichokes (tops cut off, lemon, salt)
  • sauteed artichokes (Mario)
  • baked cannellini beans
  • pasta fagioli
  • fresh linguine
  • arugula salad, Newman's own and parm
  • baba
  • hummus
  • everything tabbouleh (chickpeas, feta, olives)
  • eggplant, red pepper, and olive sauce
  • polenta
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