Author Archives: berkeleybarb

Pepperoni, kale, and potato soup – 8 January 2019

I made this soup following the recipe I recorded here, with these exceptions: Instead of buying a bunch of kale, I used 16 stems about 5″ or so long from our ultra-curly kale in the back yard. I used 5 … Continue reading

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Broccoli calzoni – 4 January 2019

We’d been sorta planning this dinner for quite awhile, to use up two broccoli stems. Then our friends R&L dropped off a huge bunch of broccoli when leaving for a trip. That was something like the *th of December. By … Continue reading

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Pita-chicory triangles; hummus – 15 December 2018

Somehow the idea of making these pita triangles came up – oh right! this was driven by having an open, partly-used can of garbanzos. How to use them up? Small, quickie (i.e. not from dried legumes) batch of hummus, perhaps? … Continue reading

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Marinated swordfish; green beans; rice; range bizarrity – 13 December 2018

So I found this google doc I had made called “try me” and it had an interesting-sounding grilled halibut dish with capers and such, and I decided to try it, since I was going to the Bowl anyway and could … Continue reading

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Supercaulifloweristicexpialidocious – 12 December 2018

Wow. Not sure how I found this recipe – probably some ad popup that looked good enough to follow (and, after all, would have said “epicurious” so no doubt worth it). Anyway, it was absolutely scrumptious! The reviews on the … Continue reading

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Cheeses to try out with “rose” wine; zucchini – 10 December 2018

I had planned to cook “Snow White Soup” tonight, since we have cauliflower, cream wanting using, and cheddar – but that is waiting for tomorrow. We were thinking about bringing cheese again to movie night at our friend J-M’s, and … Continue reading

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Pizza with zucchini, corn, feta, and cilantro – 8 December 2018

I decided on this pizza in order to use more of the cilantro we recently bought for… something… oh! the TG capon rub and/or the dino kale recipe. I searched the blog (i.e. bloggled – I hereby claim this word) … Continue reading

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Chicken calavo; curly kale – 7 December 2018

I really wanted to try this again, as I remembered liking it before. We wanted to have chicken to serve with the piperade a couple days ago, and we had a pile of rpie avocados from Costco, so it seemed … Continue reading

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A most excellent random soup; leftover Pintxos salad – 3 December 2018

Another freezer mystery turns out to be really great! I found one of the small square glass snap-seals in the freezer with something that looked a bit like tomato sauce in it, a cup or less, most likely, and moved … Continue reading

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Capon with chile/cilantro rub and roasted carrots; potatoes gratin with poblanos; cavolo nero; Chile Colorado – 22 November 2018

TG dinner was a repeat of Christmas 2017 and several holidays previous – and for a reason. What an outstanding meal! Despite the fact that the oven was failing… This is from Gourmet (R.I.P.) December 2000, which is likely when … Continue reading

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Punted Chili; zucchini with onions – 19 November 2018

We are trying to empty the fridge of “must-eats” before the Thanksgiving cooking extravaganza. One thing in there was about 2/3 can of kidney beans, plus pretty much all of the liquid from the can. I mentioned to D that … Continue reading

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Morcilla and potatoes; salad with avocado – 18 November 2018

Christopher Lee had a sausage pop-up yesterday and R&E agreed to, among other things, split a packet of Morcilla with us. Turns out it is fully cooked sausage, for one thing I didn’t know. Also had no idea what it … Continue reading

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Fresh tomato soup; Boucherin and crackers – 16 November 2018

A delicious and simple dinner, except for the cleanup 🙂 I kept on choosing more and more tomatoes at the farmers’ market on Tuesday, not particularly knowing what I wanted to do with them, only that it was not long … Continue reading

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Mystery Freezer Stuff with added sausage – 13 November 2018

Since I was going to a 3:30 seminar and coming home on the bus, we decided it would be a good idea to see if there was something in the freezer that wanted eating, rather than counting on me to … Continue reading

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Leftover Beef kebabs and couscous; green beans – 5 November 2018

We were all too busy – notably R was too busy – to consider R’s birthday, which is today. Filling this in on the 6th of December from photos and memory. I do remember 1) the kebab leftovers from the … Continue reading

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Tomato tart – last of the season – 4 November 2018

[Filling in based on photos and memory, 6 Dec] I asked D if he would like another tomato tart (Warm Tomato, Leek and Cheese Tart, by Paul Bertolli, in the San Francisco Chronicle Cookbook) before the tomatoes are gone, and … Continue reading

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Lemon-herb Beef Kebabs with Couscous Salad; green beans – 3 November 2018

Filling in 6 Dec, and I don’t remember why we had this dish in particular. It tends to be, in previous posts, to have with special wines that we have bought or been given. Too lazy to look back at … Continue reading

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Pizza with tomatoes, basil, and asiago; baby-beet greens – 2 November 2018

I wanted to make this summer pizza before tomatoes are gone in a couple of weeks. I saw, at dinnertime, looking at the original photo from which this recipe was made up – from The Cheese Board’s cookbook – that … Continue reading

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Personal four-cheese pizza; beet greens – 1 November 2018

Filling in on 6 Dec from photos: This was an evening when D&R had a meeting at their art coop, so I had dinner alone. We had Dirty Girl early girls and all the cheeses for this favorite pizza – … Continue reading

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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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