Monthly Archives: February 2011

Personal Pizza Margherita; broccoli; tangerines – 28 February 2011

I had not had much luck with Pizza Margherita following the recipes I found online, even the one from Epicurious. I had tried D’s suggestion of adding oregano – which is growing enthusiastically in the garden – to the sauce, … Continue reading

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Personal pizza with artichokes, soppressata, pecorino, and lemon – 27 February 2011

This was a fun bit of leftover use. There were still two artichoke pieces and change in the jar I bought for a previous pizza, and I had soppressatta in the freezer from another previous pizza, andย  half a ball … Continue reading

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Grilled Lamb with lemon and thyme; pilaf; baby bok choi – 26 February 2011

I decided that grilled lamb would be a nice Saturday dinner to have with a good wine. We get New Zealand boneless leg of lamb from Costco, and I immediately cut it into kebab-sized chunks and freeze them 6 to … Continue reading

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Personal pizza with zucchini, feta, corn, and cilantro – 25 February 2011

Continuing on the “feta and cilantro” theme, I made this excellent recipe from the Cheese Board cookbook. It has one tiny zucchini in it, a couple T of canned (b/c it’s not summer) corn (Green Giant Niblets), tossed with red … Continue reading

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Personal Pizza with Romas, Feta, Corn, Lemon and Cilantro – 24 February 2011

I knew I could leave early enough to pay attention to a pizza today – even made a trip to the Bowl (in the rain – ok, just a little) before settling in. This is a Cheese Board recipe. This … Continue reading

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American Pizza – 23 February 2011

I got home after 9pm, but fortunately had the presence of mind in the morning to realize this was possible, so I defrosted ingredients for the world’s easiest pizza. Not the best, however. I had leftover tomato sauce from my … Continue reading

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Luxury cheese and bread to compensate for the City Council meeting – 22 February 2011

Well, the cheese and the baguette were superior. The City Council meeting was a headache, mostly b/c it is obvious the decision has already been made and we are just testifying so they can’t say we didn’t. Last Saturday when … Continue reading

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Personal pizza with radicchio, mozzarella di bufalo, onion, soppresatta, and pecorino – 21 February 2011

OK, here’s the next try – and it was better. After last night’s attempt I decided 1) not to blanch the radicchio – perhaps La Ciccia’s radicchio is slightly crunchy b/c it cooks just right in the oven?? – 2) … Continue reading

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Personal pizza with radicchio, mozzarella di bufalo, sheep ricotta, and pecorino; cold veggies – 20 February 2011

OK, this is my second attempt (the first was last May – I think the 29th or 30th?) at a pizza I had at La Ciccia in San Francisco. I found references to a radicchio pizza online and it lists … Continue reading

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Personal pizza with Romas, asiago, onions, and basil; radicchio with prosciutto – 19 February 2011

Tonight’s personal pizza is from a photo of a wall sign in the Cheese Board’s wonderful cookbook. I thin-sliced some onion and cooked it in oil till it was slightly cooked, though I don’t think I’d quite call it “wilted” … Continue reading

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Personal pizza with artichokes and prosciutto – 18 February 2011

I’m reading this one from the photo while writing about it on the 15th of March, but I’m pretty sure I have it right. We had some prosciutto that was getting past its prime, and an open jar of artichoke … Continue reading

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Another attempt at Pizza Margherita – 17 February 2011

Still not quite right, but I know what to try. Writing this almost a month later (15 March), I know that what I tried worked, too ๐Ÿ™‚ I think it was on the 3rd. I got home late and made … Continue reading

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Cream of mushoroom soup – 16 February 2011

I had planned to make a pizza using the mushrooms D was concerned about (the pizza with sundried tomatoes and red pepper flakes and goat cheese…) but tonight was not the night. The mushrooms were fine, after a good washing, … Continue reading

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Leftover everything – 15 February 2011

OK, so I looked in the fridge and there was a little bit of lots of stuff. Still some of the veggies cooked with the chicken, still a few bits of chicken, and a potential lunch of leftover spaghetti with … Continue reading

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Pasta with… chicken and mushrooms… and potatoes! – 14 February 2011

D was using up the marble-sized mixed potatoes he boiled up awhile ago, plus some of the roast chicken. He cooked these with some mushrooms and served them over spaghetti. It was fun ๐Ÿ™‚ He decided after the fact that … Continue reading

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Leftover chicken, rice and veggies, all in a moosh – 13 February 2011

And it was simply GREAT! A sumptuous taste, blending all the flavors from last night into one delicious dish. I actually suggested this to D, who was not interested in cooking so much this evening. But he got into it … Continue reading

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Roast chicken with root vegetables; rice – 12 February 2011

I was telling D this morning about the work of a colleague who determined that we should buy whole chickens, b/c leftover chicken parts end up being sent to Africa and undercutting small farmers. Who knew? They had to go … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with dry sausage, mushrooms, and sundried tomatoes; zucchini with onions – 11 February 2011

D bought a sausage – I think Saag’s but I’m not sure – and used it to flavor this nice pasta. He added sundried tomatoes and mushrooms and sauteed the lot, then served it over spaghetti. For a veggie, he … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pinenuts, and parsley with pecorino; cold veggies – 10 February 2011

D made one of his major specialties tonight. He cooks the mushrooms in oil, adding pine nuts to toast them, and parsley. He tosses all this with spaghetti, and then provides shaved pecorino Romano to strew over the top. I … Continue reading

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Marble potatoes with pickled and sweet red onions; radicchio with prosciutto; random cold veggies – 9 February 2011

D put together an odd but entirely satisfying dinner. He noticed someone at the Bowl buying a bag of these adorable little marble-sizes potatoes in mixed colors – ridiculously expensive but it’s only once in awhile – and got an … Continue reading

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Brie and bread before the City Council meeting – 8 February 2011

D got this dinner together before the City Council meeting, while I wrote a 90th birthday card to my uncle. Then we spent about 3 hours listening, and also speaking, at City Council. Love-hate – it’s a major pain to … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover beef, sweet onions, pesto, and red pepper sauce – 7 February 2011

D made a wonderful pasta sauce tonight! He was using up the rest of the flatiron steak from Saturday, and also a frozen cube of our pesto, and another of a red pepper sauce R made quite awhile ago. He … Continue reading

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Grilled ham and Appenzeller cheese sandwich; baby bok choi – 6 February 2011

D needed to work late, and I was very busy too, so I cooked a quick meal. It was yummy, though. When I suggested I just grill Appenzeller sandwiches on the panini press, D added Saag’s ham (Black Forest?) to … Continue reading

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Steak and mushrooms; semolina with bay; broccoli – 5 February 2011

D had no idea, this afternoon, what he would cook for dinner. But as usual, he came up with a really good meal. He found a flatiron steak in the freezer, which was left over from 6 November 2010 – … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with canned tomatoes and fresh basil; pear salad with pickled onions – 4 February 2011

D got home late again, and put together another great, quick meal. The pasta is from a Ten Speed Press book we’ve had forever called something like “100 Best Pasta Recipes.” Heat olive oil, add canned tomatoes and break up, … Continue reading

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