Monthly Archives: July 2013

Everything soup with even more things; fava beans with pecorino romano – 30 July 2013

The other night when D made this soup from lamb stock and a bunch of other things, he remarked that addind sausage – in particular, Christopher Lee’s boudin blanc – would make the soup really great. He was right. Tonight … Continue reading

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Everything soup and a bit of cheddar – 28 July 2013

D decided to use up the lamb broth I made out of the scraps and bones from the lamb chops last week. He used the tops of the leeks that I had also painstakingly cleaned for future stock use, some … Continue reading

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Pork chops with mustard sauce; apples with shallots; black rice – 27 July 2013

D decided it was time for our Christmas in July dinner, so he pulled a Costco boneless pork loin chop out of the freezer and figured out a great dinner to make out of it. He cut the thick chop … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans, arugula, and pecorino romano; romano beans – 26 July 2013

D bought some cranberry shell beans at the Bowl on I think Wednesday. Yesterday I got home and found the shelled and in the fridge; today, I got home and found them in a pan, cooked to perfection. He boiled … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with ham and pine nuts; romano beans – 25 July 2013

D is cooking, and bought a small package of Kentucky Legend sliced ham yesterday (among other things – when he went to the Bowl just to get bread). He cut a few slices of ham into matchsticks, and cooked those … Continue reading

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White bean, avocado, manchego, and pine nut salad; Marlborough SB tasting – 19 July 2013

R, D, and I went to a tasting of Greek wines at Vintage Berkeley, and decided on one of their wines to have for dinner with this salad. As it turned out, that was the only wine VB did not … Continue reading

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Eggplant/red pepper curry; Thai jasmine rice – 18 July 2013

I wanted to make this curry – or the original version of it – b/c we have a Thai basil plant and are not using it. I bought the red pepper, and was going to take out a package of chicken … Continue reading

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Tagliatelle with favas and pecorino romano; artichokes – 16 July 2013

I decided last night I needed to use up the fava beans I had bought on the weekend, and D suggested I make a pasta with them. I searched previous blogs and found this dinner by D, where he cooked … Continue reading

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Small plates – 15 July 2013

I had a bunch of things to use up, and some other things I was able to get only in small quantity, so this led to small plates making up the meal. On Saturday I went to The Cheese Board and … Continue reading

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Pizza with prosciutto, fontina, and arugula; avocado-tomato salad with Padron chilis – 14 July 2013

I had prosciutto, arugula, and Fontina Valle d’Aosta to use up, so I googled those three words plus “pizza” and got several possible recipes. I chose the one that also used tomatoes, b/c we have a bunch of fresh and … Continue reading

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Lamb loin chops; panzanella; collard greens with bacon – 13 July 2013

This is practically a remake of a meal from 7 August 2010.The grilled lamb and pazanella are from Weber’s Big Book of Grilling. Differences from the recipe: There were no rib chops at the Bowl, so I bought 2 loin … Continue reading

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Salade Nicoise – 10 July 2013

We still had half a can of tuna (tonno) left, so I decided to make this salad once again. No doubt will make it a few more times over the summer. Here’s what needs to be done: Clean baby potatoes … Continue reading

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Pork tenderloin with cherry glaze; hen-of-the-woods mushrooms; beet greens – 6 July 2013

It’s all about the wine. We decided to go for another Christmas dinner – that’s two in a row – to taste another of the wines from North Berkeley Wines that were on sale.  We chose the Pommard because there … Continue reading

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Grilled lamb kebobs; fresh shell beans; beet greens – 5 July 2013

I was going to make a polenta and shell beans, but it got too late for grilled polenta (which has to chill for 4 hours after an hour of prep and before grilling), so I moved that dinner to Sunday, and … Continue reading

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Hamburgers for the 4th of July; potato salad; broccolini – 4 July 2013

Well, this is an unusual dinner for us, but it shouldn’t be. I made hamburgers, potato salad, and broccolini for the three of us – R came over – and it was a  perfectly delicious dinner. I defrosted an 8 … Continue reading

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Papardelle with radicchio and pancetta; zucchini – 3 July 2013

I’ve made this pasta a few times now – great, and easy (for sufficiently foodie versions of “easy” 🙂 ) Here’s my recipe including time points: -100 mins or so: make pasta dough. Mix 1 cup flour with 1 egg … Continue reading

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Grilled sturgeon; grilled corn and avocado salsa; Thai jasmine rice; cold veggies – 2 July 2013

D pointed out last night that we had some white wine in the fridge waiting for the right dinner, and then mentioned fish, so I sorted through the Weber grilling books and composed this dinner. The salsa is made by grilling … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans, mushrooms, and parsley; romano beans – 1 July 2013

D agreed to cook tonight since I didn’t know when I’d get home from work. He made a very tasty pasta, cooking mushrooms in olive oil, then adding the remaining cranberry beans and some of their garlic cloves from Friday, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with sausage, snap peas, and pine nuts; broccolini – 30 June 2013

We really hadn’t decided who was cooking, but D volunteered to go look in the fridge and see what he could come up with. He’s amazingly good at that. He made a pasta topping out of salsice secce (I think Columbus), … Continue reading

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