Monthly Archives: January 2015

Semolina/bay patties; chard; Midnight Moon goat gouda – 26 January 2015

This was a piecemeal meal, but it turned out to be a delicious one. We had a lot of extra semolina with bay from last night, and greens (3 for $5) from Happy Boy Farm at the Berkeley farmers’ market … Continue reading

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Collard greens “Miniera” with Spanish chorizo; semolina with bay – 25 January 2015

There is no contemporary draft for this dinner (or lunch) but it’s really clear from (a larger version of) the photo what we had. [Writing this 20150618.] Collard greens, stemmed, then tightly rolled up and cut crosswise into a 1/4″ … Continue reading

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“Cheese foccacia,” greens – 24 January 2015

This is called a “foccacia” in the book “Recipes from Paradise,” by Fred Plotkin, but it is not what most people would think of as a foccacia – no yeast. It is more like a pasta dough in feel. Pretty … Continue reading

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Pizza with prosciutto, arugula and olives, with mozzarella di bufala – 23 January 2015

This is a pizza from a book from the late NY restaurant ‘ino, which we loved. Never had the pizza there, though. I made this at least once before. Here is tonight’s version, with suggestions for improvement. I used 1/3 … Continue reading

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Carrot soup; cheese – 22 January 2015

D came home wanting to make soup, and I thought he meant a re-run of the carrot soup he made last Saturday; but he hadn’t thought about what kind of soup. He soon came around to the idea that making … Continue reading

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Potatoes, chorizo and eggs with peas; tangerines – 21 January 2015

D and I spoke less than an hour before dinner, and we were going to talk about what to have for dinner when he got home. I stepped out of the shower to find him with a pan on the … Continue reading

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Linguine with mushrooms and peas in a light cream sauce – 20 January 2015

OK, another dinner without a contemporary draft – and I think this is a really special recipe, too. Rats. Writing this on 20150617, while people gather in the back yard to pour masses of concrete into the foundation for D&R’s … Continue reading

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Pizza with roasted red peppers, prosciutto, and balsamic onions; kale – 19 January 2015

I’m remembering this, again, based on photos, on 20150616. This is a pizza I found earlier on this blog, here, with all the details and nice pictures. It’s originally from epicurious. I see we had more kale with this – … Continue reading

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Most excellent leftovers – 18 January 2015

Well, for a day full of leftovers, this post sure has a lot of pictures! I’m composing this 20150616 b/c I didn’t create a draft back in January, but I remember enough (prodded by photos) to sort it out. Clearly, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino – 16 January 2015

D went to the Bowl today and I guess bought mushrooms. He wanted to cook this pasta tonight (enough that he refused my offer, while at The Cheese Board, to pick up a light-bake pizza). The non-recipe is everywhere on … Continue reading

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Leftover scallion soup and cold veggies before the symphony – 15 January 2015

I’m writing this 20150615 based on photos, but the surrounding pictures tell me exactly what dinner was. We went to the symphony, and in our usual manner, all had dinner together before departing. D prepared it, just leftover scallion soup, … Continue reading

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Pressed sandwich; greens – 14 January 2015

  No draft for this day, so I am composing on 20150615 based on the photo. Clearly a pressed sandwich, and from looking closely, I think I see ham and a melted cheese. The greens look like… probably kale, possibly … Continue reading

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Scallion soup; chard – 13 January 2015

Another step towards using up the cream – this is not an unpleasant task. I first made this soup¬† in 2011 and tonight’s was no different, except that instead of putting mostly the solids into the blender, I just blent … Continue reading

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Baked potatoes with sour cream and chives; radicchio and prosciutto – 12 January 2015

We have a lot of loose ends in the fridge to use up, in addition to some nice veggies from the Saturday farmers’ market in Berkeley that we don’t want to go bad. Had those twice already. D found the … Continue reading

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Pizza with potatoes, prosciutto, and caramelized onions; baby bok choi – 11 January 2015

I was looking through my pizza list for a good winter pizza, and came upon the single word “potato.”¬† I started playing with that idea, and added in the Fontina Valle d’Aosta we had just bought at The Cheese Board, … Continue reading

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Fresh pasta with ham, prosciutto, and cream; broccoli rabe – 10 January 2015

We are still in search of recipes to use up the cream I overbought for our family cook last Tuesday (6th). Also, we had 1/4 of the pasta remaining, which we rolled and cut on I think Thursday. We used … Continue reading

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Fried egg and toast – 9 January 2015

[Written 20150614] There was no draft for this dinner, but there is a photo – I really wish I remembered why we decided on a fried egg for dinner… OHO! Nothing like looking at the rest of the pictures from … Continue reading

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Papardelle with radicchio, onions, and bacon; wilted arugula – 8 January 2015

D and I collaborated on this one – he took over the prep so I could take a shower before dinner, as I like to do after a long day. We decided on Tuesday not to cook all the pasta … Continue reading

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Grilled cheese sandwich; Brussels sprouts – 7 January 2015

[FIlling in 150614 based on photos!] Looks like we had a grilled cheese sandwich and Brussels sprouts for dinner. Yummy and simple!         The wine was one we got at the North Berkeley Wines half price sale. … Continue reading

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Special family dinner: pasta with chanterelles and truffled cream; “long-cooked kale, please” – 6 January 2015

D&R&I are having one last cook as our “little family.” We had a great time and cooked some excellent dishes, although we agreed that they didn’t go that well together. The first chosen was a pasta from Saveur, called Tagliatelle … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce with hard sausage bits – 5 January 2015

D&R&I were going to cook up a special meal tonight, but they had to work late on D’s truck and other things, so that will be tomorrow. I worked on my HW after the class I’m taking (different!) and came … Continue reading

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Omelette with basil, garlic, and grana padano; broccoli; toast – 4 January 2015

We had sort of planned to do a group cook tonight, but delayed that till tomorrow. I suggested to D that he use the basil I brought back from Mom’s (it would have gone to waste) in an omelette; he … Continue reading

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Avgolemmono – 3 January 2015

D was very busy, and had no ideas for dinner. I suggested two ways to use the mushrooms that wanted eating – either he could make this soup (from a recipe [see below] in Patricia Wells’ At Home in Provence) … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and romano – 2 January 2015

D said he had not had this dish in too long, and there were mushrooms, so this was what he wanted to make for dinner. No problem with that! This is a great recipe, of D’s own design: sauteed mushrooms … Continue reading

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Flatbread with roasted veggies, airport version – 1 January 2015

I had a stopover in the Denver airport, and of the accessible offerings, this flatbread by Einstein Bagels looked most appealing. It was ok, and the veggies were no doubt among the most nutritious things available in the airport, but … Continue reading

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