Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Jake's Salmon

When our friend Jake visited, he fixed...

Baked Salmon with Scallions and Capers
...with a lettuce, radish, and avocado salad dressed with lemon vinaigrette; sliced fresh Kalamata ciabatta bread.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Winter Vermont Pot Roast

It's freezing up here. Nothing warms the heart or the belly then a good pot roast simmering on the stove for 6 hours.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cheese in Threes

"Grown-Up" Mac 'n' Cheese: Cavatappi pasta, Gruyere cheese, Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, jalapeƱo peppers, nutmeg, topped with Romano tomatoes and homemade bread crumbs.

Steamed Broccoli Florets with Gorgonzola cheese dressing.

Plus, a butter lettuce and tomato salad/garnish with a splash of pesto vinaigrette, and the obligatory St. Pauli Girl in a frosted mug.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


From an undisclosed location out West: Buffalo Wings with Gorgonzola cheese dip/Autumn Vegetable Medley with Rosemary and Nutmeg/Butter Lettuce salad with Pesto Vinaigrette dressing.

First up, the pesto. Pine nuts, basil, Parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil, fresh ground pepper.

Next, the Veggies: carrots, butternut squash, fennel, parsnips, and of course the fresh rosemary and fresh ground nutmeg. Fantastic!

Gorgonzola cheese dip for the wings: gorgonzola, Worcestershire sauce, milk, mayo and sour cream.

On the table. Using the pesto, oil and lemon juice, I made a pesto vinaigrette dressing for the salad. St. Pauli Girl in a frosted mug. Mmmmmmm...

Monday, December 1, 2008


Let's see... well I was very pleased that there were so many vegetables! And they were delicious!
I made baked acorn squash stuffed with a rice/tofu/mushroom mixup - some may recall a similar dish from TG '04 
One of my favorite parts of the evening was when desert time rolled around. We made coffee and there was baileys... just like the X party... I was thinking of you all... xoxoxo

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

A small dinner but just as delicious. Note the traditional early nibble off the turkey breast to appease the famished, followed by creamed spinach and parsnips, sweet potatoes and cranberry

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Memories of summer breakfasts

Sometimes we wonder why we bother to go out to eat

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tuscan Pork Roast

Sunday dinner at Casa Carbone

Saturday, October 25, 2008

This is pre-cooking... but such a fabulous harvest, we had to share!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Fall is here in Vermont

Fall colors from the garden

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Basics

Ziti with Grandmom's special gravy, a family favorite.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Back from the Motherland

Salami with fresh figs, our first meal in Chianti

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A Potluck to Remember

Crostini with farmer's market tomato and summer squash toppings, southern style potato salad, Alex's Grandma's apple topping with coconut and cinnamon, shortbread and cookies, spiced zucchini, corn on the cob, fruit salad with blackberries, red wine, chocolate, quinoa salad with fresh roasted corn, beans, and red peppers; farmer's market grapes, lentils with lemon and chard, and wasabi-almonds. 

Sunday, September 7, 2008

... and dessert

pear tart.
pears from our trees
cornmeal crust
lots of sugar and butter


Amir's favorite game is playing "where are the ingredients from...."
from our garden:
-basil,potatoes, chard, rosemary,zinnias....

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Nutritious & Delicious

Green Quinoa Salad

warm quinoa
olive oil
finely chopped onion
lots of thin sliced celery bits
baby greens sprouts
cubed raw tofu
cubed avocado

Very Refreshing!

Monday, September 1, 2008


Next stop, Tuscany !

Friday, August 29, 2008

Simple Pleasures

Fresh picked garden tomatoes, garlic, onions, basil, salt and pepper drizzled with olive oil and vinegar

Monday, August 18, 2008

Two Classics from Casa Carbone

Mama Rusty's roasted vegetable rice medley and Papadam's minute rib eye with fresh picked roasted veggies.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

The Doctors in the house

Young and restless Drs. Carbone and Martin, assisted by pee boy,  operating on a succulent patient at Thanksgiving circa 1986.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Famous salt baked snapper night

When the fresh fish is in,  calls go out to the family. Salt baked snapper right out of the oven

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Baked ZITI with some friends

Nothing better than dinner w/friends and family. Tonight was baked ziti, salad, garlic bread, wine, and heineken. Everything an ital meal should consist of. Dessert was available, but we had no room left in our stomachs. Not a bad thing.

Monday, August 11, 2008

What you get when you mix a Seattle Farmer's Market with a camp stove and a delayed ferry to the San Juan's....

The ingredients of the entire meal were purchased at a Farmer's Market in Seattle, to which we added some salt and pepper and a little butter.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sure looks yummy, yummy!


What do you get when you mix a love of food, cooking, creating, and sharing with a few glasses of good wine and some enthusiastic family members? This Blog, apparently. 

Here is one of the delicious pizzas made at casa Carbone this past Sunday, August 3rd.