13 In Misc


My friends have been asking me, "what's up with all of the cooking posts lately?"  I definitely go in spurts where I like to cook a lot, but I think it's mainly because Carol is out of school, and I have a cooking buddy.  Last night, we made a simple pasta dinner, and roasted a couple of heads of garlic too.  It was tasty.  

From the book 

Here is the picture from the book.  This is actually a book from Tricia Guild.  I don't know if any of you have looked at her books, I love them.  This one is called Country Color, I think.  In the back she has several great recipes.  Here is mine finished….


I will use a little stronger pasta next time.  Roasted Garlic….


We toasted a sliced baguette for the garlic, and served a soft chevre.

Toasted bread
I sliced up a head of radicchio, and sauteed it in a little olive oil.  This is very good!


Finished raddichio
Finished it off with a little salt and pepper.  Very rustic and hearty.

Carol and I also roasted red peppers.  I like to have these on hand to serve cold with baked chicken, or to throw into a greek salad.  They keep for several days.

Peppers in roasting dish 

Here they are fresh out of the oven.  Steam the peppers in a plastic bag or towel for 20 minutes, then remove the skins.  


Finished peppers
Stir in a little balsamic vinegar to counter the sweetness. 


  • Kym
    July 14, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Lovely! It’s finally hot in Los Angeles, so I think I’ll have green tea mochi ice cream for dinner. But this looks great too!

  • Charlotte
    July 14, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I love your food posts, a good balance with the fashion and interiors. Your chilli recipe was excellent, I tried it with just black beans. The addition of rice vinegar really lifts it above other chilli recipes.

  • Style Odyssey
    July 14, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    this is my kind of food!!
    i’m enjoying your food posts. i’m getting some great new ideas (i used to work as a yacht chef, back in my earlier caribbean days…that was a long time ago, and i kind of “retired” from cooking at home, just got burned out. but maybe it’s time to get back into it more…)

  • Jacqueline
    July 15, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Love the food posts! Keep them coming.

  • YH
    July 15, 2010 at 5:37 am

    Hi! I love your blog, and your cooking posts always make me hungry! I was wondering whether you’ve checked out http://simplyrecipes.com/ ?

  • The Photodiarist
    July 15, 2010 at 5:45 am

    I like the food posts. I don’t cook, so I like to live vicariously through you!

  • Carissa
    July 15, 2010 at 6:04 am

    I like all the food posts! It’s inspiring! This looks super yummy!

  • Mariam
    July 15, 2010 at 8:19 am

    This looks supergood! More foodposts! More foodposts!!!

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    July 15, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Charlotte–so glad you tried it, I’m making it again myself this week. It’s better the second day!

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    July 15, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Stephanie–I didn’t cook for a long time, but I’m really enjoying it again. We were eating out so much–and let’s face it, most restaurant food just isn’t good, and certainly not good for you!

  • Astrid Romero
    July 15, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Hi Judy,
    How do you make roasted garlic???? I´ve tried it several times at restaurants, and love it… but i´ve never made it… Thanks.

  • Lauren
    July 15, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Hey, I am really loving your recipe posts lately…especially the ones that involve avocados. 🙂
    I haven’t actually tried any yet, but I plan to soon!

  • my favorite and my best
    July 17, 2010 at 5:15 am

    i love radicchio cooked up with some balsamic.
    more cooking please.