Monthly Archives: March 2011

Polenta with sauteed mushrooms; avocado salad – 31 March 2011

The title is a guess, but not a bad one. This post was missing, and when I went to fill it in (this being the 7th of July) I found that my photos ended at 6:23 on the 31st of … Continue reading

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Omelette between a late arrival and work on the income taxes – 30 March 2011

D got home very late from work – close to 8:00, I think – but came up with an omelette in short order. There was basil in water on the island, which he used, and some old but still good … Continue reading

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Brie and bread before the City Council meeting – 29 March 2011

Another City Council meeting – more fruitless time being spent when the outcome has already been decided {sigh}. But we had a good brie for dinner, anyway. Actually, we took this meal to City Hall so we could also go … Continue reading

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Squash, eggplant and other veggies over rice noodles – 28 March 2011

D cooked up another largish quarter or so of the Kabocha squash (peeled, chunked, and boiled) and also sauteed up garlic, onions, some of those adorable 3″ long fat little eggplants, sliced, and at the end, some mushrooms, and put … Continue reading

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Burrito soup; long beans – 27 March 2011

This was the rest of the black bean soup box from Trader Joe’s that we had a few nights ago. D dolled it up by putting canned corn in it, and garnishing with avocado chunks, which made it basically a … Continue reading

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Polenta with greens and peppers – 26 March 2011

This is one of my favorite dishes, which D sweetly made for me during my post-op period of favoring softer foods. If this is a limited diet, I’ll take it 🙂 It’s also beautiful 🙂 The recipe is from one … Continue reading

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Risotto with yellow and oyster mushrooms; long beans with onions – 25 March 2011

D was going to make this risotto last night but was discouraged because he got home so late. It was worth waiting for 🙂 To make the risotto, he cut up a garlic clove and a large shallot, and sauteed … Continue reading

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Last-minute TJ’s soup; broccoli – 24 March 2011

D was planning to make polenta with greens and peppers tonight, but got home way too late to start on that. He dug around a bit and found a box of “Latin Style Black Bean Soup” from Trader Joe’s, so … Continue reading

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Kabocha soup with rice on the side – 23 March 2011

This was a fabulous soup! D is so good at just putting things together and having them work. He made this b/c he thought it would be easy for me to eat, and that was correct. He forgot we had … Continue reading

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Pasta with tomato sauce; salad with avocados – 22 March 2011

I’m afraid I’m writing this a month later – the 22nd of April – and don’t know exactly what went into this meal. A simple tomato sauce, I’m sure, over pasta. Closeup, it looks like a hamburger spaghetti, so I’m … Continue reading

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Omelette with chives, and a Grocery Outlet wine tasting – 21 March 2011

D was late anyway, and called to say he was going to Grocery Outlet to pick up an Eric Stauffenegger wine that R had found there yesterday. It was a white Burgundy, so D thought he’d make an omelette to … Continue reading

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Leftover spaghetti with leftover tomato-mushroom sauce – 20 March 2011

It suddenly turned out to be almost 8pm, endangering D’s vow to get to bed at a reasonable hour. He decided just to heat up some leftover pastas (cappellini and linguine – both!) by tossing them briefly into boiling water … Continue reading

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Chevre with tomato sauce and herbs; napa cabbage – 19 March 2011

Continuing with the theme of “B cannot bite into things using incisors,” I have made an old favorite Patricia Wells dish, which, not incidentally, uses up the Laura Chenel goat cheese log while it is still good. I asked D … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato-mushroom sauce – 18 March 2011

We figured I could eat spaghetti fine if I chopped it into little bits and sent it to my chewing teeth, and that turned out to be correct. Lucky me, the gum surgery, remarkably enough, has not really hurt much, … Continue reading

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Cream of Wheat with bananas and milk; napa cabbage – 17 March 2011

OK, some explanation is required. I had some gum recession corrected this afternoon, and am not allowed to bite into stuff for awhile. I can chew on the side of my mouth the Dr. didn’t mess with. This all occurred … Continue reading

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Soppressatta and cheese sandwich on defrosted herb slab; misc fruit – 16 March 2011

I forgot to take a picture of this dinner, but in truth, I’m not sure I would have been able to in any case. It was Movie Night in our department, and I was eating in the dark. I had … Continue reading

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Pasta with leftover beef; cauliflower on the sly – 15 March 2011

D got home at almost 8pm, wondering aloud what to have for dinner. Soon after, he slipped me a large chunk of cauliflower. Then I heard him musing that if he used cappellini instead of spaghetti, dinner would be in … Continue reading

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Celebrating Tunisia and Egypt at Mezze – 14 March 2011

We got an email from Mezze saying there would be an Egyptian/Tunisian special menu to celebrate the changes in those countries. The menu sounded terrific, so we went on the first day. We took R with us, and we carefully … Continue reading

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Pizza with zucchini, corn, cilantro, and feta – 13 March 2011

We arranged that I would cook this pizza because we were about to run out of bread. We had some cilantro left over, in fact from the last time I made pizzas with cilantro, so I decided to do this … Continue reading

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Ginger beef with broccoli, mushrooms and rice noodles – 12 March 2011

Wow, this was a great use of leftovers by D. He used three of the beef strips we didn’t eat last night, and all of the tangerine and mushroom sauce. He cooked some ginger, fresh mushrooms, and scallions in canola … Continue reading

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Sirloin of beef with mushrooms, marble potatoes, and tangerines – 11 March 2011

This was a punt by D. He had to pick up something or other at the Bowl, and didn’t have any ideas for dinner, so he decided to buy some beef and work around that. He cut the beef into … Continue reading

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Grilled ham and cheese sandwich and salad before the symphony – 10 March 2011

As is typical for us, we had a quick meal before the Berkeley Symphony concert. Our friend T joined us for both dinner and music. D made sandwiches with some raclette he had bought from the Bowl and some Saag’s … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, and parsley – 9 March 2011

D’s specialty, which is terrific and easy. The only caveat is to use very fresh mushrooms. This is not a dish that is forgiving about mushrooms being used up because they’re about to go bad. He sautees sliced mushrooms with … Continue reading

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Leftovers, well used – 8 March 2011

I offered this morning that I would cook up the leftover semolina with bay, which for some reason D does not like to cook, and also make an avocado salad with an avocado I bought before D returned a week … Continue reading

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Simple pasta for a very late dinner – 7 March 2011

Well, Summit is great, but not perfect. R was supposed to get checked out, talk to the doc, and go home. Some weird miscommunication kept him there an extra night. We went over to visit, and ended up watching some … Continue reading

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