Monthly Archives: December 2016

Broccoli and cheese calzoni with tomato sauce – 29 December 2016

D kindly posted the original recipe from which this dish is derived (by me). I’m still cooking for brother B at his and Mom’s house, to relieve him of cooking duty for at least a bit. The original is from … Continue reading

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Trinacria veggie lasagna; carrots – 28 December 2016

Decided, with brother B’s agreement, to use the frozen Veggie Lasagna (that’s its official name) that R&E bought at Trinacria in October and left here for B. Looked to me (correctly, as it turned out) that it would serve four, … Continue reading

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Good pizza with mushrooms and green pepper; green beans – 27 December 2016

Still cooking for brother B at Mom’s, to give him a cooking break in his caring for Mom. So. I redeemed myself on the pizza front. Very unusual pizza for me (sorta “Americano”) but worked fine. D looked up the … Continue reading

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Terrible pizza Margherita; overcooked green beans – 23 December 2016

Still moi cooking at Mom and brother B’s, so brother can take a break from cooking for Mom all the time. But I made a really awful pizza. Backstory is that sometime in the past, when R&E were here, they … Continue reading

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Denver sandwich; sugar snap peas – 22 December 2016

Moi cooking for brother B and Mom at their house: B not terribly interested in food when he gets home from work but happy to have good, though simple, veggie meals. I thought a Denver sandwich would serve well, and … Continue reading

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Basil omelette; dino kale – 21 December 2016

Simple dinner at Mom’s, cooking for brother B so he gets some days off. I made an omelette with I think (writing the 1st) two eggs, 1/16 tsp salt, some pepper, and quite a bit of the nice fresh basil … Continue reading

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Seashell pasta with tomato/mushroom sauce; broccoli – 20 December 2016

Moi cooking at Mom’s. We ate at the table, instead of in Mom’s room by the TV as usual. Brother B had opened a can of whole, peeled tomatoes, which he likes to put over the Knorr pasta “sides” (which … Continue reading

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Grilled tuna, radicchio and green onions, and cannellini beans, in anchovy vinaigrette, with homemade aioli – 13 December 2016

This is a meal I love from Paul Bertolli’s Chez Panisse Cooking. D and I made the aioli – one egg yolk, whisked constantly as 1/2 cup peanut (or other unopinionated oil) is first dripped in, then streamed slowly, followed … Continue reading

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Cassarecce with French bluefoot mushrooms; persimmon and walnut salad – 12 December 2016

My UPS package due on the 1st, then promised on the 9th, then promised on the 12th, is still not here. But we had a good dinner 🙂 I bought these blue-legged mushrooms at the Bowl yesterday basically b/c I’d … Continue reading

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Paccheri with Christopher Lee’s Boudin Blanc, and Maitake and Eryngii mushrooms; zucchini – 11 December 2016

I decided to try out the Signature Edition version of the McIlroy Chardonnay (2012) from Costco with my Boudin pasta. The recipe for this is here. This time I forgot to buy shallots, but the finely chopped red onion I … Continue reading

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Pappardelle with radicchio and bacon – 10 December 2016

Going for as many radicchio recipes as possible to use up the three heads of radicchio that D bought last week in a discount bag for 89 cents/lb. R&E happily took one of the heads, and we are coming close … Continue reading

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Pizza with eggplant, red pepper, and feta – 9 December 2016

We’re in “using up stuff in the fridge” mode, and I used this pizza to take on the Bulgarian feta that I bought for … something last month, I think. It’s not as boldly opinionated as I usually think of … Continue reading

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Pizza with radicchio, walnuts, and gorgonzola dolce – 7 December 2016

D found a bag with three heads of radicchio for 89 cents/lb at the Bowl last week, and bought them, not particularly knowing how they would end up being used. I thought of two ways to use them, and this … Continue reading

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Leftover curry with rice and Thai basil; naan – 6 December 2016

D picked me up at BART about 7pm after my (not “the”) last day at the ASCB meeting. He just microwaved the excellent leftover mushroom/potato curry and the Thai jasmine rice from a couple nights ago and served that. He … Continue reading

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Post-election celebration (local, anyway) dinner at Paisan – 5 December 2016

I came home earlyish from the ASCB meeting so we could go to this celebration dinner for our new mayor and progressive city council members. Exciting! Dinner was very good, though the penne with Bolognese got too cold while we … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with “lobster” mushrooms and scamorze; salad with radicchio and celery – 4 December 2016

D picked me up close to 6 after my trip home from the ASCB meeting, and then proceeded to make this delicious dinner. He cooked one mediumish (3″ across or so?) lobster mushroom, chopped, in butter, with salt and pepper, … Continue reading

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Skoodgeled hamburger with onions; mashed potatoes; broccoli – 2 December 2016

D had used about 1/2 pack (1/4 lb) of a frozen hamburger aliquot while I was gone, so the rest needed using. D suggested mashing some potatoes, so I did that (Yukon Golds, all we normally have, though I think … Continue reading

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Cheese sandwich and cranberry-coated bananas at 35000 feet – 1 December 2016

Decided, since I’d been sick, not to indulge in expensive takeout or wine for dinner in the air on this flight home from Mom and brother B’s. I made a nice sandwich with longhorn cheddar on a pugliese that B … Continue reading

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