Monthly Archives: January 2012

Brasato: red wine braised meat

Yesterday I made brasato. Brasato is beef braised in red wine, typically Barolo, and cooked until fall apart tender. It is delicious. Especially in winter at a dinner with friends and served with some polenta. And that is exactly what … Continue reading

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Cucumber salad

Today I am choosing a simpler than simple recipe. However, simple things sometimes are the best! And cucumber salad is great. So simple yet so delicious! To get the best flavor out of this salad, you should let it rest … Continue reading

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Chicken salad

The other day I roasted a chicken. Before the chicken I served risotto. With the chicken I served roasted potatoes. There were only 4 guests. Half the chicken was left behind and I had leftovers for the next few days. … Continue reading

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Passatelli in brodo

Here is still cold. Not bitterly cold like last week, but cold enough to appreciate good comfort food. Also, I had leftover homemade beef broth which I really did not want to trow out. But what should I cook? Inspired … Continue reading

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Onion soup

I haven’t done much cooking last week. Between the semi-empty fridge, the getting back in my US life and the starting to work again, it just seemed like I could only throw together something at the very last minute. In … Continue reading

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