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Recession Specials 5

What if I told you this dinner cost $5 and change? You probably wouldn’t believe me, but it’s true. If you discount the fact that I already had a tub […]

Recession Specials 4b — Monday

Radish, tomato and red onion “bruschetta” Click here for a closeup shot. Radishes and red cippolini onions were roasted in a 350 F oven for 30 minutes, then combined with […]

Recession Specials 4a — Sunday

Thin spaghetti with caramelized onion, anchovies and herbs Click here for a closeup. Originally I was going to do sort of a tomato carbonara (Sungold tomatoes and chopped prosciutto with […]

Recession Specials 4

This week I’m imposing a special challenge on myself — no shopping until Friday (which is my next payday). It will be an extra difficult cooking challenge because some of […]

Recession Specials 3

Spinach fettucine with caramelized onion, anchovy and wild arugula This dish is a little plain Jane. Onions are slowly fried in a mixture of salted butter and extra-virgin olive oil […]

Recession Specials 2

Clockwise from right: Linguine with anchovies, breadcrumbs and mint; asparagus in the style of Parma The neat thing about Italian food [and I mean real Italian as opposed to Italian-American] […]

Recession Specials

When times get tough, the tough get cheap: Fettucine with roasted mushrooms, pine nuts and herbs wild mushrooms, sliced salt pepper olive oil 2 T. pine nuts, toasted handful of […]