Monthly Archives: October 2018

Hamburgers on Cheese Board seeame seed Kaiser rolls; broccoli; Death of Emperors Stout – 26 October 2018

D returned last night after dinnertime. We had decided to make ravioli with fresh tomato sauce tonight, but when we got to Cheese board to buy the ricotta and some bread for dinner, I saw some beautiful Kaiser rolls topped … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Bolani with eggplant pesto – 25 October 2018

I was cleaning and stuff till almost time to pick up D – after a significant chance he would miss his connecting flight and be home 3 ½ hours later than expected, due to Mike Pence arriving at his departure … Continue reading

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Sausages and grapes; broccoli; shishitos – 24 October 2018

I had a lot of the nice red seedless grapes D bought before leaving – Scarlett something – Scarlet Royal? and decided to use 1/3 pound of them in a favorite fall recipe, Sausages and Grapes, from Gourmet (R.I.P.), now … Continue reading

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Personal pizza with zucchini, feta, cilantro, and lime juice; salad with fresh pear and pecans – 23 October 2018

Had this cilantro left over from the tagine; when at the Saturday market, I noticed a very pretty little zucchini and suddenly remembered I also had a bunch of Greek feta in the fridge that wanted eating, and the three … Continue reading

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Country sage sausage; tomato panzanella; shishitos – 18 October 2018

I wanted to make this panzanella again, partly b/c it was delicious, and partly b/c I have to write a “leftover bread” post for my favorite not-mine blog two days from now. We more or less used this recipe from … Continue reading

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Orange roughy with original sauce; rice recooked with mushrooms and onions; radish greens – 16 October 2018

D suggested, since I was going to the Bowl and we had no specific plans (except using leftover rice) that we could have fish of some kind. This is odd, b/c he is not a big fan of fish, b/c … Continue reading

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Gazpacho; Kanaal cheese – 13 October 2018

I said, “It’s been so cold this tomato season we haven’t even made gazpacho!” D says, “Ok, let’s make it tonight.” We were trying to figure out how to use the Dirty Girl Produce dry-farmed early girls we still have … Continue reading

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Pacific Snapper (aka Rock Cod) with salsa and rice – 11 October 2018

Also called “[fish] Veracruz. D made a wonderful version of it tonight! He bought just .355 lb of snapper at the Bowl (one filet) but it was plenty for the two of us. I pulled out the five pones with … Continue reading

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Hyacinth bean, potato, and kale soup; grilled, prosciutto-wrapped radicchio – 7 October 2018

We bought these cool-looking beans at the Saturday market 8 days ago, and have just gotten around to cooking them (they were in fine shape). They are called “Hyacinth beans” and are native to Africa, according to Wikipedia; but these … Continue reading

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Flatiron steak; panzanella with tomatoes – 6 October 2018

I looked at my list of “what do cook before we lose tomato season” and was reminded of panzanella, so we decided to have that. It’s an excellent accompaniment for meats, so I suggested we defrost the second flatiron steak … Continue reading

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Dinner at Musical Offering – 4 October 2018

We originally wanted to have dinner at Zellerbach’s before the concert there, but it seemed quite dicey, since the people taking reservations seemed not really to know anything about the dining situation. D called Musical Offering and made reservation there. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with shell beans and bread crumbs; tomato-basil bruschetta – 3 October 2018

This worked out well. We had planned for D to use the cooked shell beans (the ones in narrow, whitish/cream skins) for a pasta. Then I remembered I’d actually be home just before dinner, as I was attending the Hitchcock … Continue reading

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Sorrel soup with leeks and potatoes – 1 October (OMG) 2018

I had been noticing the unused sorrel and unused chives happily growing in the garden (the chives happier than the sorrel, actually – one plant looks a little fall-ish). Remembering that while at the Bowl, I bought a couple of … Continue reading

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