Monthly Archives: May 2013

Scrambled eggs with leftover everything; more endive with croutons – 30 May 2013

I swear – if there was ever a meal that should not be served on white plates with a white napkin, this is it! Oh well… After soaking the croutons in 2 cups of milk last night, I had to … Continue reading

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Grilled salmon; wilted endive and milk-soaked croutons – 29 May 2013

Well, this turned out even better than I’d hoped! I had wanted to make a “salad” D had made from “Simple Italian Snacks” from the restaurant ‘ino in NYC. I loved this when D made it over a year ago. … Continue reading

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Chicken sandwiches; Brussels sprouts – 28 May 2013

We bought an extra two Round Buns at Acme Bakery on Saturday, without particularly having a fate for them, but this was it. I sliced thinly the leftover chicken thighs I grilled on Sunday for these sandwiches. I used some … Continue reading

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Hamburgers; potato salad with tarragon; broccoli – 27 May 2013

Last time we had Round Buns from Acme Bakery, D said he wanted to have hamburgers on them. Today being an all-American holiday, it seemed to be the day for hamburgers and potato salad. I defrosted two of the round … Continue reading

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Chicken thighs marinated with lemon grass; Thai jasmine rice; baby bok choi – 26 May 2013

Last July our friend M was visiting and grilled us some super good chicken thighs. I asked him how he had marinated them, and this is an approximation of that. I cut up one stalk of lemon grass, after discarding … Continue reading

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Swordfish; avocado/orange salad; rice; baby bok choi – 25 May 2013

I’ve been wanting to make this recipe again, and finally found a good time to do it. It was less good than previously, probably b/c the orange and the avocados I used were a bit odd. It was still very … Continue reading

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Pizza with prosciutto, mozzarella di bufala, arugula, and olives; Brussels sprouts – 24 May 2013

Finishing off all that extra prosciutto di Parma… I found this recipe in one of the cookbooks from ‘Ino, a wonderful little restaurant in the West Village where we ate several times during our 2011 trip to New York. OMG … Continue reading

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Pizza with balsamic onions, red peppers, and prosciutto; broccoli – 23 May 2013

The deli counter person at the Bowl sliced off more prosciutto than I asked for, but I accepted all of it, so now I need to make prosciutto dishes. Life could be worse. I found a recipe on Epicurious for … Continue reading

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Chole Palak – Garbanzos with spinach; rice; pitas – 20 May 2013

Addpix An online friend suggested this recipe, and it sounded good so I had to try it. It’s really easy except for getting the spinach clean, and D pointed out that since you’re cooking the spinach down pretty seriously anyway, … Continue reading

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Pita/spinach triangles; hummus – 19 May 2013

Addpix I decided on another out-of-bread dinner for tonight, instead of buying bread and going for yet another pasta. This is a recipe from The Foods of Israel Today by Joan Nathan. This book is a reminder that, like the … Continue reading

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Eggplant sandwiches where the eggplant is the “bread”; leftover rice with additions – 18 May 2013

Addpix Yesterday I thought of making a pizza tonight, since we would be out of bread, but for some reason I thought of this recipe that I haven’t made in awhile, which also doesn’t demand bread as an accompaniment. This … Continue reading

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Chicken sandwich with aioli; adolescent bok choy – 17 May 2013

Addpix D bought four Acme Round Buns yesterday, thinking they would be good for chicken sandwiches two different ways. Tonight was Way Two: with aioli. D froze two round buns when he bought them, and we used two fresh ones … Continue reading

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Chicken sandwich with tarragon/raspberry vinegar and onion sauce; broccoli – 16 May 2013

Addpix Using the leftover chicken in fine style: I made a double recipe of the onion sauce with butter and two vinegars so as to have some to use with the leftover chicken. I asked D if he could pick … Continue reading

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Chicken with tarragon/raspberry vinegar and onions; rice; zucchini – 15 May 2013

Addpix I didn’t think this would take as long as it did, but like most cooking, there is just a lot of stuff that needs doing. This morning I defrosted a packet of Costco chicken breasts (we need to wean … Continue reading

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Fettucine with grilled radicchio and endive, toasted walnuts, and Roquefort – 14 May 2013

This is my 2-person version of an outstanding recipe from Weber’s Art of the Grill. Pre-prep: Wash and trim one small head of radicchio and one fat or two small endives. Cut in half; save half of the radicchio for … Continue reading

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Porcini and scamorze custard; zucchini with onions – 13 May 2013

Addpix D sweetly cooked this dinner, when it became clear I was not going to be able to get home till almost 8. I had bought a bunch of porcini at Berkeley Bowl on Sunday (yesterday) along with the whipping … Continue reading

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Penne with cheese sauce and nasturtiums; grilled zucchini strips – 12 May 2013

Addpix I bought some excellent Roquefort at The Cheese Board last weekend, and used it, and also the wonderful Fontina Valle d’Aosta, in tonight’s pasta. The Roquefort will reappear in a couple of nights on another pasta or the pizza … Continue reading

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Panini with red pepper puree, pesto, and Fontina Valle d’Aosta; baby artichokes – 10 May 2013

Addpix I had other plans for dinner, but I didn’t get home till after 7, so I decided to go for a quick dinner using a Semifreddi Bakery roll I bought and froze last week. It was a “wheat” roll, … Continue reading

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Sausage sandwich; kale – 9 May 2013

Addpix I knew D would not be home for dinner, so I was on my own. I decided to cook up a sausage from Christopher Lee, and make a sandwich of it. I knew there was no fresh bread, but … Continue reading

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Pizza with roasted red peppers, potatoes, and olive tapenade – 8 May 2013

Addpix This is based on a pizza from Epicuirous, which I have made several times before. My best writeup is from 14 May of last year. This time, I used a bit less Fontina Valle d’Aosta (between 4 and 5 … Continue reading

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Eggplant/aioli sandwiches; salad with eggs and salsice – 7 May 2013

Addpix I planned to make these sandwiches if there was enough slice-worthy bread left when I got home – and there was (obviously). When I grilled the eggplant on Sunday and made eggplant/red pepper/feta pasta, I kept aside four really … Continue reading

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Dinner from excellent hors d’oeuvres – 6 May 2013

Addpix Had a reception for three retiring colleagues at work, and wow, good food! It was all forms of appetizers or snacks, but nutritious and delicious and lots of them. Let’s see: endive with smoked salmon ceviche; tabouli, hummus, and … Continue reading

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Pasta with grilled eggplant, red peppers, and feta – 5 May 2013

Addpix I had planned on a pizza tonight using grill-roasted red peppers, grilling an extra red pepper and herbed eggplant slices for an additional dinner, while the grill was on anyway. I ended up doing the “additional dinner” instead, and … Continue reading

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Porcini and scamorze; fava beans – 4 May 2013

[Addpix] Porcini! Last fall a friend/student/TA gave me a bottle of wine, and I learned later from her that it would go well with the wild mushrooms we get in the fall. I finally realized that what I should have … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato/basil sauce – 3 May 2013

We had a lovely bunch of basil sitting in water on the kitchen island, and I knew I would not get home in time to cook anything complicated, so I planned on making a variant on the simple tomato/basil sauce … Continue reading

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