Monthly Archives: June 2015

Millet and bean salad with tomatoes and basil; zucchini and yellow squash – 27 June 2015

D and a discussed the need to use the rest of the millet from the ratatoille dinner, and also to use basil, so obviously I googled “millet basil.” I got a recipe that we could mimic, though in fact we … Continue reading

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Ratatoille; bruschetta with cannellini beans – 26 July 2015

[eta: Yikes, WP says this is the 1200th post in this blog! When I fill in more from this spring it will be farther than that numerically, but for now, it’s a bit of a landmark :)] Well, used up … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cannellini beans, arugula, and bread crumbs; salad with farmers’ market tomato – 25 June 2015

D said he would cook this nifty pasta but he and R discovered a problem with designing electrical conduit, and by the time they came up with a solution it was 8:30! Meanwhile, I prepped the arugula for the pasta, … Continue reading

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Cold cannellini beans and piperade, after having lunch at Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen – 24 June 2015

D and I went to the Napa valley today, where he had an art consultation at 11. He dropped me at V. Sattui, where I enjoyed tasting wines. I hoped to run over to Dean and DeLuca across route 29, … Continue reading

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Pizza with tomatoes, basil, and asiago; baby bok choi – 23 June 2015

I originally made this pizza based only on a photo of the pizza of the day sign at The Cheese Board shown in their recipe book. Here is where I explained it pretty well. Tonight I used 3.5 oz grated … Continue reading

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Eggplant sandwiches where the eggplant is the “bread; mixed wild rice – 22 June 2015

This is a dinner I’ve made many times before. Here is one good description of the recipe. Basically, it’s grilled eggplant slices, and between them red pepper puree, basil leaves, prosciutto, and fresh mozzarella. I used a very fat eggplant … Continue reading

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Cannellini and prosciutto salad (aka “speck”); prosciutto-wrapped figs; green beans – 21 June 2015

A 12-picture day! – lots of memorable food, including a Father’s Day treat from R, of course. I have a semi-choreographed ballet of ingredients-to-use-up, of which dinner was a part, but I can never keep all the elements of it … Continue reading

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Fresh cranberry beans cooked in piperade; corn on the cob – 20 June 2015

This is after a recipe in Pintxos by Gerard Hirigoyen. I used fresh cranberry beans instead of dried beans, and made some other revisions based on what we had around. It turned out to be a delicious meal! I had … Continue reading

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Pizza with figs, gorgonzola, and arugula – 19 June 2015

I tried a pizza tonight based on one we’d loved at Pizza Moda. This was not as sumptuous, but one must recognize that restaurants make sumptuous dishes in part b/c they don’t have to worry about your health 😉 So … Continue reading

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Leftover Himapan Chicken; leftover sesame/garlic broccoli – 18 June 2015

Knowing we were going to go to a neighborhood meeting regarding the proposed construction of 4 townhouses down the block, D&I decided just to plan on having the last of the Anchalee leftovers for dinner. We didn’t know we’d be … Continue reading

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Pitas and hummus; piperade; fresh cherry tomatoes – 17 June 2015

OK, concrete pour today! But I was unnecessary in this process, so planned to cook what I didn’t get to last night. Right before dinner, the last baby hummer was discovered on the ground next door, looking extremely itty bitty … Continue reading

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Dinner from Anchalee – 16 June 2015

Bird day. OMG. Two hummies left the nest and crazy ensued. Nuff said. We watched and worried till too late to make the dinner we had planned, so D kept the feral cats away from baby birds while I went … Continue reading

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Spinach pita triangles; garlic/sesame broccoli – 15 June 2015

We had a number of options for dinner. I had planned to cook up the 4 frozen pita doughs I had, two for spinach triangles, the other two to have with hummus I bought at The Cheese Board on Saturday. … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita; green beans – 14 June 2015

I made an new batch of Margherita sauce, and thought I would just get a pizza dough out of the freezer this time, to make it easy. Only problem: no pizza dough in the freezer. It was already about 5:30, … Continue reading

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Sopa de Ajo; green beans – 13 June 2015

I have wanted to make this soup for a long time, but it’s a lot of work and it’s not optimal to smell like garlic during the school season 😉 It’s a cold weather soup, and it’s June, but the … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with pesto and toasted pine nuts; broccoli – 12 June 2015

We succeeded in removing and eating one long-term resident of the freezer for lunch, and got ambitious and tested out two others. We have pest0 in the freezer from Sept or Aug 2013, but we also found one vat from … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with ancient turkey, onions, broccoli, sage, and thyme – 11 June 2015

We thought about using the frozen leftover grilled chicken for a salad or pasta, but when I looked, I could not find the chicken. The blog suggests it was eaten in a sandwich and subsequent pasta back in May. D … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino – 10 June 2015

“Hooooome again!” My Dad used to say that as the car rocked to a stop in the driveway as we returned from vacation. I arrived home from Mom’s late yesterday, and this evening D cooked his most excellent signature dish: … Continue reading

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Omelette with salsa and Monterey Jack; green beans – 4 June 2015

Cooking for Mom and brother B at Mom’s, to give them a cooking break. [Written 150625 based on photos and the memories they bring up…] Mom loved the salsa a couple nights ago, so I suggested trying this omelette, as … Continue reading

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Leftover salmon in a white sauce, served over noodles; cooked carrots – 3 June 2015

Visiting Mom’s; she and I cooked dinner.  [written 150625 based on photos] I suggested we use up more of the pan-fried salmon by making a white sauce and serving over rice. Mom said how about noodles, which I thought was … Continue reading

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Quesadillas with avocado and salsa; corn – 2 June 2015

Still at Mom’s, but I’m cooking (for the local tastes…) [written 150625 based on photos] Woa, this was a big hit! I asked brother B if Mom might like quesadillas, given they are good food and so easy to make, … Continue reading

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Pan-fried salmon; patate arrosto; canned corn – 1 June 2015

Aaack! Can’t believe, with all the time I had to sit at my computer while visiting at Mom’s that I didn’t write up ANY DINNERS. But I cooked most of them, so I can reconstruct based on the photos. I’m … Continue reading

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