Monthly Archives: July 2014

Omelette with chile sauce; turnip greens – 31 July 2014

D made a sorta omelette tonight, to try out this nifty fermented (?) chili sauce I got at the Tuesday farmers’ market. I’m writing this the 11th of August based on photos, so unfortunately I don’t recall all the details. … Continue reading

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Cheese “foccacia” with taleggio; salad, tomatoes, and teeny turnips – 30 July 2014

I decided to make this “foccacia” again, buying taleggio at The Cheese Board before they went on their annual August vacation. The foccacia is explained in a previous post, which I used as the recipe for tonight’s dinner. The dough … Continue reading

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Pizza with chard and goat cheese – 29 July 2014

Oh, the trials of having to use up an opened log of Laura Chenel (from Costco) goat cheese 😉 This is a favorite pizza of mine, and D really likes it, too. Even people who don’t like chard like it. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato/hamburger sauce; salad with tomatoes and celery – 28 July 2014

I got home too late to make the “foccacia” dough I had planned on (even knowing I’d be kinda late, so couldn’t make the pizza I had really planned on) so that is put off a couple of days. Instead, … Continue reading

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Cheese Board pizza; salad with tomatoes and avocado – 27 July 2014

Great dinner, despite being take-out. As D points out, here is quite a good place to do take-out. We had pizza for lunch and dinner today – for dinner, the pizza I had leftover from yesterday’s lunch, when I bought … Continue reading

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Casarecce with grilled eggplant, roasted red pepper, and feta – 26 July 2014

I needed to use up the extra grilled eggplant slices that were left over after I used 6 slices for the eggplant sandwiches on … Wednesday the 23rd. I bought a couple of red peppers at the Bowl and heated … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato-hamburger sauce; steamed baby zucchini – 25 July 2014

D found a bag of discounted tomatoes at the Bowl, and made a sauce out of them. He sent me this photo while I was at work. Isn’t it beautiful!?! The basic sugo was onions, tomatoes, parsley seeds, oregano, thyme … Continue reading

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Tomato tarte – 24 July 2014

It’s tomato season! Dirty Girl Produce has their dry-farmed early girls for sale at the Berkeley Tuesday market, so we will indulge in all our favorite tomato recipes for a few months. This tomato tarte is actually called “Warm tomato, … Continue reading

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Eggplant sandwiches where the eggplant is the “bread;” Wild Rice Blend; tomato – 23 July 2014

I made this to use up the fresh mozzarella (Cheese Board person thought the balls were 4 oz but they were 8, so I had bought two when I should have bought one) and then I was reminded it also … Continue reading

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Leftover chicken with rice & carrots Provencal; tomatoes! – 22 July 2014

I had thought to use up some basil and the extra ball of fresh mozzarella by making eggplant sandwiches, but those will be tomorrow night. I remembered that we had a small chunk of chicken to use up, plus the … Continue reading

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Chicken sandwiches; steamed zucchini; pickle; peach – 21 July 2014

D came home feeling sick again, his throat having become sore in the afternoon, so I said I might as well make the (easy!) dinner he had planned, while he took a nap. He had already cut up one of … Continue reading

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Merry unbirthday to me – Chez Panisse calzone; carrots Provencal; culled apple salted caramel cheesecake pie – 20 July 2014

This turned out to be a pretty decent day to have moved my birthday to this year. I wanted to cook something we don’t have very often, but shied away from things that are so terribly complicated that we don’t … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken; Apple uncompote; Thai jasmine rice – 19 June 2014

D invented another dinner to have with the apple condiment 🙂 He used one packet of chicken breasts from Costco, splitting them flatwise into more and thinner pieces. He sprinkled them with thyme from the garden, and salt and pepper, … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita; lettuce salad – 18 July 2014

D was going to cook tonight, but was going to be home late. I was going to cook this pizza tomorrow, but was home all day. So I suggested switching, especially since I could put this together so easily, even … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with pesto; gift brie; tomato – 17 July 2014

Writing this up on the 26th, but I remember some of the story. We were just at the end of recovering from our illnesses (so we thought) at this point. I went to the Thursday farmers’ market for peaches, and … Continue reading

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Pork chops with herbs; savory apple (un)compote; potatoes with parsley – 16 July 2014

We loved the apple thingy D made last night, and so D decided to try another tonight with pork chops. He used the good parts of two dropped apples, cutting off the bruises incurred by falling. I found out that … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and romano – 15 July 2014

D cooked his specialty this evening. Mushrooms and pinenuts cooked in olive oil, parsley added, tossed with spaghetti, pecorino romano shaved over the top. Great pasta 🙂 We tried the leftover Madiran but D thought it was “off” and got … Continue reading

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Ham shavings; apples with onions; potatoes – 14 July 2014

D had this in mind, and I was not sure what he was thinking of. It really turned out great. He took out an end of frozen ham and left it for just a half hour or so, and then, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce with mushrooms – 12 July 2014

D continues to cook, being either less sick or braver than I. He used up most of the remainder of last night’s tomato sauce, but started by adding sliced and sauteed mushrooms – just plain ones – to the sauce. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato basil sauce; triple-cream blue cheese – 11 July 2014

D and I are still sick, so he wanted to take cooking easy. He proposed we have the simplest of pasta, essentially olive oil, a small can of tomatoes, heat hot and rapidly, add basil leaves. D decided to add … Continue reading

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Eggplant sandwiches; braised fennel – 10 July 2014

D keeps being plagued by ideas he should be cooking better stuff, and then realizing no, we’re sick. It’s ok! Still really good food, though nothing fancy. All this time and we haven’t resorted to having something delivered – probably … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with edible puffball mushrooms; romano beans – 9 July 2014

D bought an odd little spherical, perhaps 3″ or 2 1/2″ diameter, white mushroom, with a rough surface, at the Bowl the other day. It was called some kind of puffball. Unfortunately, I failed to photograph it before it was … Continue reading

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Eggplant and red pepper aioli sandwiches; romano beans – 8 July 2014

We’re trying to use up stuff in the fridge and make easy dinners while we’re both still sick with sore throats and general ickiness. I grilled eggplant slices yesterday to have alongside the pasta, knowing there would be a bunch … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Hen-of-the-woods bases; grilled eggplant in basil and garlic marinade – 7 July 2014

D and I are still sick, with sore throats. Lots of mint tea with honey and lemon (a cool, round-leafed mint from the back yard – spearmint?). We have foods in the fridge that want eating, so we made up … Continue reading

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Swordfish sandwiches with red pepper aioli; asparagus bits – 6 July 2014

D and I are both sick, but I seem to be a bit sicker than he, so he made dinner. He even went to the Bowl for a loaf of bread – Acme Sweet Batard. I came up with the … Continue reading

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