Monthly Archives: February 2010

28 February 2010 – Radiatori with grilled eggplant and red (well, orange) peppers and feta

An old favorite, made slightly different by the fact that D volunteered to do the shopping for me. Orange peppers were on sale, so we had one of those instead of red, and he also got the nicest little eggplants … Continue reading

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27 February 2010 – Ravioli with lamb and herbs

The Pasta Bible still has treasures for us to unearth. This was an excellent ravioli, which for some reason we have never made before. You sautee garlic and onion till soft, then add finely chopped lamb and brown, stir in … Continue reading

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26 February 2010 – Pizza with zucchini, corn, cilantro, and feta

I’ve made this before and have made a lot of notes on the recipe, such as how important the final drizzle of lime juice is, or to use more red pepper flakes than they call for. The recipe is from … Continue reading

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25 February 2010 – Philly cheesesteak

LOL I was not expecting this 🙂 D had been talking about Philly cheesesteak off and on, but I did not make the connection when he said yesterday he did not need to start bread for today. Chuck roast, onions, … Continue reading

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24 February 2010 – Dinner at Riva Cucina again!

Another great dinner at Riva 🙂  M&N are in the Bay area for a year, and came up from the peninsula to go to Riva for their no-corkage Wednesday.  We had a little bit of a lot of things, of … Continue reading

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23 February 2010 – Pasta with mushrooms, hard sausage and sage

D made this one, and it was very tasty. The pasta is from Costco, the mushrooms are the same as last night, and the sausage I used in a pizza a couple weeks ago. We had the Famiglia Marrone Piemonte … Continue reading

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22 February 2010 – Mushroom Omelette with buttered toast

D cooked this one – he makes really nice omelettes 🙂 He got crimini and eridanyi? not the right name… will have to look it up, sorry. They are fat-legged mushrooms without much of a head. We had some leftover … Continue reading

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21 February 2010 – Pumpkin soup with black pepper croutons; salad; chard stems

Dinner was built around the Chez Panisse Veggies version of Pumpkin Soup, which has some very necessary black-pepper-coated croutons as a garnish. I bought this little (2lb) pumpkin several weeks ago, assuming it was destined for this soup, but not … Continue reading

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20 February 2010 – Scaloppini of pork with pancetta and sage

This was a recipe I found in the Contra Costa Times when Nicholas Boer was the food editor. It’s extremely thin-sliced pork, pancetta, a few sage leaves, cooked with garlic, vin santo or marsala, and some pork sugo. It’s supposed … Continue reading

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19 February 2010 – Pizza with roasted red peppers and onions, and olive tapenade

This was great! It’s a recipe from The Cheese Board’s cookbook (which is also a history of this long-term, successful collective). The onions and red peppers are sliced thin (1/8 inch), placed on parchment and roasted 5-8 minutes – in … Continue reading

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18 February 2010 – Goat cheese with tomato sauce and olives; salad

This is a repeat of 24 January except that I used Gaeta olives. I also I forgot to interlay half the herbs below the sauce and ended up putting them all on top. Also, too lazy to make a veggie … Continue reading

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17 February 2010 – Linguine with tomatoes, sage, and goat cheese

This is a variant of a favorite recipe from The Pasta Bible – a great cookbook. I had intended to make this previously, but ran out of time, so had pesto instead that night. I had since eaten up some … Continue reading

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16 February 2010 – Basil omelette and toast

Well, this is the first day I didn’t post my dinner on the same evening I had it. I was getting ready to pick up D at the airport, and cleaning up the house before he got home – just … Continue reading

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15 February 2010 – Spaghetti with pesto, teeny bread, veggies

When I made the pizza with Wells sauce and pesto on I think Friday, I noted that there was only one remaining pesto cube in the freezer.   =Danger, Will Robinson=   Then when I went to the Bowl on … Continue reading

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14 February 2010 – Pizza with tomatoes, basil, and asiago

This was based on a photograph in the Cheese Board cookbook of a pizza offering sign on the wall of the CB. Roma tomatoes, basil, parmesan, mozzarella, asiago, onions… but of course, it’s an ad, not a recipe, so it … Continue reading

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13 February 2010 – Pizza with chard and goat cheese

Well, I still had some goat cheese left, so I decided to have this pizza again. It’s from epicurious.com. The secret ingredient is olive oil that sits for an hour with minced garlic and red pepper flakes in it, and … Continue reading

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12 February 2010 – Pizza with Wells sauce and pesto

I actually debated whether to stay for a workout, given how late I managed to pack up to leave. I decided to go for it – I mean, what’s the problem with eating at 9:30? They do it in Spain … Continue reading

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11 February 2010 – Cheese and foccacia and pear before the Symphony

I planned this one in advance, in the sense that every time I thought of taking the last of this nice cheese (whose name I didn’t get, but will, from Cheese Board) for lunch, I thought it would be better … Continue reading

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10 February 2010 – Veggies and raspberries?

Obviously, this is somewhat facetious, but it really is all I had to eat after I got home. There was an event at work at which there was lots of finger food, including hummus, and I cannot resist hummus. Also … Continue reading

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9 February 2010 – Personal pizza with tomato sauce, hard sausage, and green pepper

Well, I knew I wanted to return to pizzas, but I also knew I needed to get to the gym this afternoon, which doesn’t allow a lot of time for cooking. Realized I could probably defrost personal pizza dough and … Continue reading

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8 February 2010 – Omelette with salsa, avocados, and Monterey jack

Well, I’m glad this one came to me. There was a neighborhood meeting that lasted till 8:30 tonight, and of course I chatted with people a bit afterwards, before walking the one block home. I really started cooking just before … Continue reading

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7 February 2010 – Personal Pizza with marinated mushrooms and goat cheese

The second in the series of personal pizzas is one from the Cheese Board’s cookbook, though I have changed it quite a bit. The veggie is zucchini, sliced and sauteed in oil with salt and pepper. Simple and yummy. The … Continue reading

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6 February 2010 – Personal pizza with chard and goat cheese

Awhile ago I found online some 9″ round pizza stones. There are two to a package. These fit even in my smaller oven, so I can make personal pizzas without using as much gas for heat as with the 30″ … Continue reading

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5 February 2010 – Pasta with olive tapenade and haricots verts

This is one of D’s specialties, and he was planning to make it last night, but had to work too late. It’s from an early Chez Panisse book, Pasta, Pizza, and Calzone. The tapenade consists of gaeta olives (from Cheese … Continue reading

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4 February 2010 – Pizza from Arizmendi

D was going to  cook tonight but is getting ready for a big event and worked very late. He asked me if I could pick up a pizza at Arizmendi on my way home for the two of us and … Continue reading

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