Monthly Archives: December 2017

Spaghetti with leftover capon bits; Brussels sprouts – 30 December 2017

D cooked an excellent pasta, using up some/most of the small bits of capon that E removed from the carcass after our Christmas feast. He started by cooking some red onion, then celery slices, in olive oil and Mystery Grease … Continue reading

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Leftover taleggio/kale risotto with freshly cooked parsnips on top – 28 December 2017

My notes said that the amount of parsnips called for in the La Cucina Italiana recipe for this was too small – we used it all up on our first two servings. So this time, I bought two instead of … Continue reading

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Chili-rubbed capon roasted with carrots; Chile Colorado; kale with cilantro and white onions; gratin potatoes with roasted poblanos – 25 December 2017

We’ve done this dinner before, more than once. It’s from Gourmet Dec 2000. By Friday we had not taken time to discuss what to cook, and finally I said to R why don’t we just re-run the capon dinner? My … Continue reading

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Grilled pork chops with sage gremolata; sauteed greens; braised cippollini – 24 December 2017

Traditionally my family had an easy chili for Christmas Eve dinner b/c it went together quickly and then simmered for 3-4 hours while everyone ran around madly trying to do stuff they should have done days – or sometimes weeks … Continue reading

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Pizza with potatoes, roasted red pepper, and tapenade – 21 December 2017

A great fall/winter pizza – and a favorite. D really liked/s it and agreed with me that we liked it better than the Cheese Board pizza we had for lunch (got while picking up Fontina Valle d’Aosta for this pizza) … Continue reading

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Pork chops; mixed, leftover rices; edible pod peas – 16 December 2017

D cooked everything tonight. I defrosted a thick, boneless Costco pork chop early in the afternoon, and D took it from there. He split the chop into two thinner chops, seasoned with garlic slices, salt, pepper, and sage, and let … Continue reading

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Broccoli calzoni – 15 December 2017

When I went to the Bowl… was it last week? … I bought some broccoli with long stems, thinking to use the stems in this dish, while having the florets for our veggies a couple of times. I left some … Continue reading

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O-konomi-yaki – 14 December 2017

What a great day! We went into the city by BART, had coffee at Blue Bottle at the Ferry Building, walked to a gallery exhibition I wanted to see on Geary near Market (and added a second while we were … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita; Brussels sprouts – 12 December 2017

OMG Doug Jones won! Whoopeee!! Plus, we had a pizza Margherita, always a good thing, not least b/c it’s so easy (once you’ve got frozen cubes of sauce and frozen pizza dough). I defrosted 5 cubes of Margherita sauce, and … Continue reading

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Grilled swordfish; avocado and orange salad – 11 December 2017

This is a recipe from the cookbook Tsunami, from the like-named restaurant in Memphis. R&E ate there several years ago, and brought us this cookbook as a result. I’ve made this a few times before. The fish is simply salted, … Continue reading

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Omelette with piperade; orange, onion, and olive salad – 10 December 2017

This was the last thing D wished to make with the piperade, and there was just enough left – which might have been by design, come to think of it… He made a 3-egg omelette with just a bit of … Continue reading

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Pizza with Italian sausage, tomato sauce, arugula, and cheeses; orange, olive, and onion salad – 9 December 2017

I intended to make a pizza I first made in 2012, based on an epicurious recipe – just tomato sauce, mixed, grated fontina Valle d’Aosta and Pecorino Romano cheeses, and arugula tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette over the top. But. … Continue reading

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Tilapia; piperade; brown rice – 8 December 2017

D really wanted to try the piperade alongside a fish. I went to the Bowl and texted him some options, and he selected tilapia. No bones! That’s a big plus for me. The smallish fillet I got was maybe half … Continue reading

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Dinner at an annual holiday party – 7 December 2017

We went, as usual, to the holiday party thrown by N&T, before attending the symphony. The food is great; the lighting is not photo-friendly 😉 The party and the symphony seem to have settled into the same annual pattern for … Continue reading

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Pizza with walnuts, gorgonzola dolce, and arugula – 6 December 2017

We have a half-pillow of arugula from the Bowl, since R found a pillow and asked us to split. Our half I think was pressed into too small a bag, and is a bit broken up and therefore its lifetime … Continue reading

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Grilled pork loin chops; Brussels sprouts; piperade – 4 December 2017

D grilled one boneless top pork loin chop from yesterday’s Costco trip, split into two normal-thickness pieces. He put lots of garlic slices (“which fell off”) on them while they awaited cooking and warmed to room temperature, as well as … Continue reading

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