Monthly Archives: June 2012

Grilled, marinated short ribs; pilaf; spinach – 30 June 2012

We realized that we were overdue for a “Christmas” – wherein D provides me with a “wine of the month” of his choice, to go with a great dinner. He decided on a short rib from the batch we bought … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, and parsley – 29 June 2012

D’s signature dish tonight. Haven’t had this in awhile and it was great. Sauteed mushrooms (brown this time) and toasted pine nuts in olive oil, parsley added late, tossed over cooked spaghetti. More parsley fresh if it amuses you. Shave … Continue reading

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Maltagliati with bacon and chives; broccoli – 28 June 2012

D  called me from work (since I was not at work today) having decided what he wanted to make for dinner. Could I please make a batch of fresh pasta dough – which has to sit for at least an … Continue reading

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Burrito alpastor at the West Berkeley candidates’ party – 27 June 2012

Tonight was a party at Urban Ore in support of the fight of West Berkeley residents and businesses against the big developers and the city officials who are rolling out the red carpet for them. The Tacos El Rey taco … Continue reading

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Cacio e pepe; fava beans with pecorino and savory – 26 June 2012

D got home about 7:15 and then started to plan dinner. He decided on Cacio e Pepe – which in a pinch one could pretty easily make without a recipe. You cook spaghetti, then toss with olive oil, pepper, and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with haricots and olive tapenade – 25 June 2012

And a radish, but we’ll get to that. This is one of D’s signature dishes. It’s from Chez Panisse Pasta, Pizza and Calzone. Haricots, boiled; Gaeta olives, garlic, anchovies, and cognac, pounded into something that is not yet a paste. … Continue reading

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Porcini and scamorze “quiche”; avocado salad – 24 June 2012

When D found porcini at the Bowl the other day, he evidently thought quickly enough to buy the makings of this dish, which he punted from a related recipe in Mexico the Beautiful. He no doubt was also remembering the … Continue reading

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Omelette and fresh peas – 23 June 2012

We went to a wine tasting all afternoon where we also had pizza, so we didn’t need a lot of dinner – and in fact ate after 9pm. D decided (correctly) that an omelette would be the right idea. He … Continue reading

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Elicoidali with porcini and prosciutto – 22 June 2012

D made a new pasta from The Pasta Bible, and it was very good. Apparently he found porcini at the Bowl. He had also found a carton of half & half in the fridge that R left last weekend, and … Continue reading

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Panino and green beans before the LeConte neighborhood meeting – 21 June 2012

Amazing. I called D at 6:33 and reminded him we should already be eating. He was walking home already, and suggested I turn on the panini press and cut some bread. I did. We finished dinner at 6:56. Finished! It … Continue reading

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Pappardelle with radicchio and bacon; braised spinach – 20 June 2012

I ran across this pasta recipe when in search of the grilled veggie recipe, and decided to make it since we had some leftover bacon from Sunday lunch. The recipe is almost entirely from Saveur, but here is how I … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita; eggplant caponata – 19 June 2012

Well, last night I expected each of us to eat a ball of fresh mozzarella, and I also expected there to be leftover grilled veggies. I was going to take the veggies and a third mozzarella ball to work for … Continue reading

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Grilled zucchini, eggplant, and red pepper in individual marinades; fresh mozzarella; refried rice – 18 June 2012

The other day I ran across this recipe in my recipe notebook, with a notation “Outstanding”, from 28 July 2011. I bought two small-medium zucchini, a rather fat Japanese eggplant, and a good sized “Holland” red pepper at the Bowl … Continue reading

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Curried chicken and red pepper; Thai jasmine rice; Thai cucumber relish – 17 June 2012

We had one more Riesling from Grocery Outlet to try, so I made one more Thai-ish meal for the purpose. This is a recipe I found online and liked quite a bit, for its flavor as well as for being … Continue reading

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Grilled boneless short ribs (?!); eggplant caponata; Thai jasmine rice – 16 June 2012

Wanted to do something special for Saturday night dinner… also had smelled all this grilling going on around the neighborhood… so I looked in one of my Weber books for something to do with beef. Anticipating this, I had bought … Continue reading

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Pizza with roasted red pepper, potatoes, and tapenade – 15 June 2012

Made another of this pizza. It was a bit light on the aged FontinaValle d’Aosta from The Cheese Board (b/c I forgot I used some in a panino last week) and heavy on the potatoes (no problem) and salt (added … Continue reading

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Hamburgers; refried potatoes; broccoli – 14 June 2012

We had a cab from Grocery Outlet that I wanted to try before too long, so I just made hamburgers. What the heck. And they were really delicious hamburgers – one of the best I’ve had, I think. The hamburgers: … Continue reading

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Dinner from Anchalee – 13 June 2012

Having no bread, and having two Rieslings from Grocery Outlet to try out, I decided Asian food was the way to go. When I realized it would be a good workout night, which would make me late, I decided to … Continue reading

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Bread and cheese, salad, before the City Council meeting – 12 June 2012

{Written the 30th} Well I didn’t even draft this one, amazingly enough, so this is all from memory and from photos. We had a City Council meeting, that I’m sure of. I bought some cheeses at the Bowl – one … Continue reading

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Panini; beets with lemon, butter and parsley – 11 June 2012

I finally made red pepper puree out of the peppers I roasted the other day. For each pepper, 1/2 Tbsp oil, rounded 1/2 tsp salt, and something like 1/8 tsp pepper, but who measures? I tucked away one of the … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Sorrento sauce; pear salad – 10 June 2012

We went to Grocery Outlet about lunchtime, and came across some wines from Brutocao – a Zin and a Cab, both 2008  – and decided to try one of each. D suggested making a pasta tonight to try out the … Continue reading

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Dinner at Borobudur – 9 June 2012

D suggested, rather out of the blue, that we run into SF and have dinner at Borobudur, an Indonesian restaurant we had tried when in SF with D’s Dad P a couple of years ago. Arriving a half hour early … Continue reading

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Penne ziti rigate with broccoli and speck; braising mix – 8 June 2012

I had no idea what to cook for dinner, but D reminded me this morning that there was still a piece of speck (smoked prosciutto) left. In fact, there turned out to be two pieces. Since I had bought a … Continue reading

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Tagine of spicy kefta with lemon; salad of baby lettuces – 7 June 2012

I had this sudden realization of what I could do with the remaining cilantro, left over from the zucchini and feta pizza. I made this tagine once before, and we all loved it. It’s from “Tagine – Spicy stews from … Continue reading

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Pizza with tomato, basil, asiago, onion, mozzarella and parmaggiano – 6 June 2012

When I bought their sourdough pizza dough at The Cheese Board yesterday, the package they had set aside for me was almost 1.4 pounds of dough, so I cut it in half and saved a batch. D said I should … Continue reading

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