12.18.10: dinner (Tuscan lamb ragu)

And just like that, we’re back to braises and ragus. The persistent, unseasonable chill that has defined most of December has certainly driven our desire to tuck into bowls of warm foods, as evidenced by many of our recent posts, but I have yet to tire of any of them. I’m sure by late January…

12.12.10: dinner (chili served in a china bowl makes it fancy)

This weekend was a slightly melancholy one, I don’t know why. General crankiness, weird weather, who the hell knows. Regardless, Sunday night we needed some therapy, and at the suggestion of the lovely Mrs., I made some flipping chili. And that was that. I made lots of chili in grad school, I even won the…

09.05.10: dinner (ancho-braised lamb tacos)

“I want to braise a tongue and make tacos like the kind we had at La Esquina,” Michael said to me on a grey and slightly unseasonably cool Sunday. My mind immediately goes back to the Friday a week prior and us leaning against an outdoor counter while wolfing down various tacos and remembering in…

04.11.10: dinner (Moroccan lamb stew).

Every once in a while Elizabeth uncovers a food gem in some online repository of recipes.  When something lights up her attention, she gets so excited that we have to make it immediately.   Whenever lamb is involved, I’m usually right there behind her.

02.21.09: Viva Roma!

The cold New England winter months makes the prospect of curling up on the couch with a great movie and dinner extremely appealing, but it’s an idea that can benefit from a little creativity. So Elizabeth proposed the idea of watching Frederico Fellini’s masterpiece 8 1/2 and making dishes hailing from around Rome, as a…