Monthly Archives: April 2012

Dinner at Local Mission Eatery – 28 April 2012

D decided we should take R to Local Mission Eatery, and sit at the bar so we could watch the cooks. It was great fun. We took BART to 24th and Mission, arriving about a half hour before our reservation … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino Romano – 27 April 2012

D made his classic pasta, and it was most excellent. I got a kick out of the fact that the pasta steamed up my lens 🙂 D cooks sliced mushrooms – this time, plain, cheapish little white ones but perfectly … Continue reading

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Cappellini with garlic, pine nuts, parsley and parmesan; button squash with shallots – 24 April 2012

After a bout of Jenga (with R) in honor of the tenth anniversary of lifting our house up a storey, D and I got home late-ish and D cooked a quick but good pasta. He sauteed slices of a large … Continue reading

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Herb omelette and toast after the neighborhood meeting – 23 April 2012

We got home about 8:30 after the neighborhood meeting (which I led) and D said he had no ideas for dinner. I said “omelette!” He had been talking about an omlette b/c we had extra tarragon and chives from last … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms in tomato sauce – 22 April 2012

D took what is probably the last of his fresh tomato sauce and added oregano from the garden, and sauteed mushrooms. He served it over spaghetti. It was delicious.   He brought up a bottle of “Ol’ Red” by M. … Continue reading

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Risotto with asparagus, tarragon, chives, and parsley – 21 April 2012

D indulged me with Spring Risotto. It was published in the Contra Costa Times in 2003 under that title, but was originally from an article by Amanda Hesser in the New York Times. It has 1/4 cup each tarragon, parsley, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, and hard sausage; salad with new lettuce and avocado; broccoli – 20 April 2012

D cooked another dinner using as a base the tomato sauce he cooked a few days ago, using fresh tomatoes from a Bowl “use me quickly” bag, with onions and thyme. Tonight he sauteed some sliced mushrooms, pine nuts, and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce and mushrooms; asparagus; lettuce wedge – 19 April 2012

D found a bag of “use me quickly” tomatoes the other day, and made them into a basic sauce, cooking onions in olive oil, and then cooking the peeled tomatoes, and thyme, for quite awhile. And salt, but, it turns … Continue reading

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Avgolemmono; lettuce wedge – 18 April 2012

D used the stock made from the chicken bones to make an excellent soup – Avgolemmono. The soup’s quality depends on the stock, so using a homemade stock is important. For this soup, you cook sliced mushrooms and add them, … Continue reading

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Summer rolls – 17 April 2012

D made a wonderfully refreshing dinner of summer rolls. He cooked green onions, some Fresno(?) chili, tofu, carrots, and ginger, all in fine dice or smaller; and added fresh bean sprouts, cucumber, cilantro, and Thai basil. He says he’d add … Continue reading

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Asian veggies over rice noodles – 16 April 2012

D cooked a pile of veggies and served over rice noodles. Most delicious! He steeped the rice noodles in hot water for a bit – perhaps not long enough, as they were on the chewy side, but not problematically so. … Continue reading

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Grilled boneless pork chops; roasted potatoes with garlic and rosemary; grilled asparagus – 14 April 2012

D took two Costco pork chops – by which I mean almost 1/2 pound each, boneless, and an inch and a half thick – and grilled them over rosemary (taken out today by our wondrous neighbor T), after a first … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce and mushrooms; asparagus – 13 April 2012

D made a quick but good dinner. He took out the fresh tomato sauce he made awhile ago, sliced and sauteed some mushrooms, and added the sauce, then served over spaghetti (Garofolo from Costco). He also boiled some asparagus he … Continue reading

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Chicken over rice and avocado, with piquillo peppers – 12 April 2012

What an interestingly different dinner! D had an avocado – one of those lightish green, smooth ones, not a Haas – that he wanted to use, and also some of the best parts of the roast chicken from Saturday night. … Continue reading

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Rice with chicken, black beans, and peppers; spinach – 11 April 2012

D had dinner almost done by the time I got home at quarter to eight. It smelled good 🙂 He cooked basmati rice, and added canned black beans, some more of the roast chicken, and slices of piquillo peppers from … Continue reading

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Chicken sandwiches on baguette; asparagus; potatoes – 10 April 2012

D bought an Acme Long Italian Baguette today for himself and R for lunch, and we had more of it for dinner, for chicken sandwiches. He used more of the roasted chicken from Saturday night, some romaine, and a bit … Continue reading

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“Chicken piccata” pasta with asparagus – in it! – 9 April 2012

D said he was making a chicken piccata thing, but pasta for some reason didn’t cross my mind as an option. Silly, give that he would rather have pasta than Oreos and I have done a chicken piccata pasta myself … Continue reading

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Risotto with asparagus and ham – 8 April 2012

We finished our taxes today instead of paying attention to having an Easter feast. When we were walking back from the studio, where we went for a workout, D realized he should make something with ham in it (since we … Continue reading

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Roast chicken with root veggies; rice cooked in stock – 7 April 2012

For Saturday night, D roasted a Halal chicken (lowest priced one he was confident was healthful) with sage outside and rosemary inside, cooked on a bed of root veggies – turnips, rutabaga, parsnips, fennel, and celery root. I helped cut … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce; roasted asparagus with feta – 6 April 2012

D went to the Bowl today and found a 99 cent bag of “use me now” tomatoes, so he made a tomato sauce for tonight. This is based on a Georgeanne Brennan recipe, and includes garlic and onions, fresh tomatoes, … Continue reading

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Salad with ham and cheese; broccoli – 5 April 2012

D made a delicious salad, based on romaine, and including lots of good stuff. He cut up some Kentucky Legend ham and added some Beemster cheese that has apparently been in the fridge for some time. He toasted some pine … Continue reading

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Omelette with ham and sage; radish – 4 April 2012

D made a very quick dinner tonight – planned in advance since it was not clear I would be home anywhere near on time, and this was something he could make quickly, or make once for himself and once again … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pinenuts, parsley, and Pecorino Romano; lettuce wedge – 3 April 2012

{Written the 11th} I am writing this from the photos, but I still remember enough to do this pretty well. D made his signature pasta, cooking sliced mushrooms, pinenuts, and parsley from the garden, and tossing over cooked spaghetti. The … Continue reading

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Soup with lamb stock; avocado salad; potato bits – 2 April 2012

D took the stock that he made using the leftover lamb chop bones from Saturday and made it into a yummy soup. We had high expectations b/c the stock smelled so wonderful, and we were not disappointed. D added little … Continue reading

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Rice with chicken; broccoli – 1 April 2012

I’m writing this on the 21st (!) based on the photos. I recall D took over the cooking about that time – a Sunday so makes sense. Also I had cooked my broiled chicken, tomato and lettuce dinner on the … Continue reading

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