Monthly Archives: November 2014

Savory pancakes with bacon, dandelion greens, and lemon-parsley butter; green beans – 30 November 2014

I’ve been waiting to make this for weeks. Finally found a time when nothing else was scheduled, when there was no bread, and before the bacon went bad. Amazing. D helped cook this, which made it ge much faster, b/c … Continue reading

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Omelette with chervil and sheep ricotta; salad with persimmons and walnuts – 29 November 2014

D wanted to use up the rest of the beautiful chervil and we still have his bread from TG, so we decided on an omelette with toast. I suggested I make a salad with the persimmon I bought last week, … Continue reading

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Omelette with green sauce and sheep ricotta; celery root salad – 28 November 2014

We had two extra eggwhites to use up, and leftover salsa verde too, so D made an omelette with both. He added two eggs to the two eggwhites, salt and pepper, and stirred in the green sauce – probably 2 … Continue reading

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Tagliatelle al ragu di cinghiale; insalata de sedano rapa con maionese al tartufo; carote glassante, chips croccanti e salsa verde – 27 Novembre 2014

Once again, we decided to have for TG nothing we’d ever tried before. We cooked this meal out of three issues of La Cucina Italiana (Italian version, which is very different from the Americanized one). The guys chose the recipes, … Continue reading

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Omelette with chili sauce and basil; salad – 26 November 2014

We had no ideas, and two dozen eggs (by accident) so an omelette seemed just the thing. I suggested to D that he use the chili sauce I got from a friend this summer at the Berkeley Tuesday farmers’ market. … Continue reading

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Last of the split pea soup with ham; salad from work bounty – 25 November 2014

Watching student presentations, and had some fairly dreadful pizza in the late afternoon. Then got to take home leftover salad package, with some pretty good white dressing. The salad was fresh and crisp, and had ham and what was probably … Continue reading

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Matsutake mushroom “quiche”; pear and walnut salad – 24 November 2014

Last night, I noted that I had another 1/2 cup of cream to use up, and D wondered if he could find porcini to do his porcini version (with scamorze) of the same dish. Then he thought that any mushroom … Continue reading

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“Poblano quiche,” baby bok choi – 23 November 2014

I bought eggs, and then D also bought eggs, so we have a couple dozen to use up. Not a problem 🙂 I remembered this recipe when I saw some very happy-looking poblanos at the Bowl, and bought a very … Continue reading

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“Pacific Island Skirt Steak”; grilled zucchini; potatoes with parsley and butter – 22 November 2014

I suggested we remove a partial skirt steak from the freezer that I had seen on a previous foray into the lower bin, and use it for dinner tonight. Turned out to be only from this August, probably when our … Continue reading

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Omelette; frozen peas; cauliflower in two colors – 21 November 2014

I evidently completely failed to write anything down about this dinner. Clearly an omelette, and clearly D made it. I remember him wanting to use up the peas in the freezer, and almost tossing them b/c the package smelled freezery, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, and parsley; bruschetta with fresh cranberry beans – 20 November 2014

D decided to cook his signature pasta – mushrooms and pine nuts, cooked in oil, with parsley added – to go with a bruschetta of the last of the cranberry beans. Aside from the fact that he thought that he … Continue reading

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Sorrel soup; Krauter Schatz cheese – 19 November 2014

It was a grey, somewhat rainy day, and D, knowing about this in advance of course, scheduled the rest of the sorrel soup for this evening. He had said that he thought of having the herb-coated Krauter Schatz cheese (which … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh cranberry beans, breadcrumbs, and parsley; green cauliflower – 18 November 2014

We puzzled on the phone over what to have for dinner, and I came up with this pasta. Almost bought arugula at the Bowl (where I went to see if I could learn what apples they had that were like … Continue reading

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Potato, Leek and Sorrel Soup – 17 November 2014

D has been thinking of making this soup for awhile. I bought extra leeks for him when I shopped for my last tomato tart of the year, which was I think a couple of weeks ago. He used one of … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover sauce; bruschetta with fresh mozzarella and pesto – 16 November 2014

We realized today that we had a lot of bits and pieces in the fridge that wanted eating. We came up with the idea of using the leftover 1/2 ball of Gustosella mozzarella di bufala on bruschettae, along with the … Continue reading

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Truffled egg toast with asparagus; cranberry beans; persimmon and walnut salad – 15 November 2014

Having some asparagus that wants eating (in fact, some stalks are sprouting from the tips – but I promise the picture below was taken two days later) and my having discovered in the freezer some Pain de Mie we froze … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato/mushroom/hamburger sauce – 14 November 2014

Both of us got home early. D was thinking of making a sorrel soup, and I was going to call him and offer to defrost some hamburger to add to the fresh tomato sauce, to which he had added mushrooms … Continue reading

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Grilled cheese sandwiches; pan-toasted almonds; leftover fruit salad – 13 November 2014

D&R went to a potluck lunch today, and D made a nice fruit salad. He went to the Bowl to buy the fruit, and as luck would have it, found a variety of good-looking fruits on the bargain shelves. He … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce – 12 November 2014

  D cooked some mushrooms that wanted eating, and added them, and evidently some fresh parsley (pretty green!) to the fresh tomato sauce he made a few days ago. It wasn’t terribly exciting, but good food. Also, I have a … Continue reading

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Sausages and Grapes; Brussels sprouts – 11 November 2014

I offered to cook this dinner, for which I bought the mild Italian sausages and Crimson seedless grapes at the Bowl on Sunday. D suggested the rest of the Brussels sprouts as a good, bold veggie to go along with … Continue reading

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Pork tenderloin ends; kale; potato(es) – 10 November 2014

D cooked up the pork tenderloin ends left over from last night, when we took a tenderloin from 2012 out of the freezer and used the center half or so to supplement the new one we’d bought at the Bowl. … Continue reading

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(Un)birthday dinner for R from La Cucina Italiana – 9 November 2014

Since R’s birthday fell on a weekday, we decided to celebrate with dinner on the weekend instead. He had been eying two recipes from a copy of La Cucina Italiana that he had borrowed from D. D and I braved … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita (or almost) – 8 November 2014

We were almost out of bread, so of course I spied a pizza opportunity. I had run across a 1/2 cup aliquot of Margherita sauce in the freezer the other day, we have a luxuriously growing basil plant in the … Continue reading

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Squash and feta pizza from Arizmendi – 7 November 2014

I needed to bring D&R a pizza at their event, and we again settled on Arizmendi in Emeryville, whose menu is easy to read. (For the Lakeshore store, you have to be on Facebook! Forget it!) Except, remarkably, when I … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce; apples with buffalo gorgonzola – 6 November 2014

D bought a bag of bargain tomatoes sometime… probably Monday or Tuesday… and had set them in boiling water for a minute or two to loosen their skins. They’ve been sitting in the fridge in a bowl since, but he … Continue reading

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