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Tomato tarts for six, with two cheddars; persimmon salad; romano beans – 15 November 2019

Our dear friends D&J are visiting for a few days. Despite D’s lactose issues, and with the aid of lactase for two of the six gathered, I made two tomato tarts for the six of us, with different cheeses to … Continue reading

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Another Nicoise before time runs out, this time with Chicken – 3 October 2019

So, I haven’t written anything since early July. Should have – lots of good stuff back there. Maybe I can fill in sometime. Not sure why I’m starting now, except I’ve burnt out on reading news this morning. Two nights … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fava beans and prosciutto; zucchini with onions – 7 July 2019

We decided Friday not to plan Sunday dinner but to punt it; then I went to the Bowl and found, among other things, very nice-looking fava beans, and bought them assuming they’d come in handy at some point. We had … Continue reading

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Herb-crusted cauliflower with green beans and small tomatoes – 18 May 2019

This is a complicated recipe till you plot it out – then it’s not hard to follow. The problem is that there are several threads, which split and/or join one another. A flow chart comes in handy. Here’s where I … Continue reading

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Red Snapper (Rock cod?) baked with lemon and stuff; refried rice; favas – 17 May 2019

LOL! We have not used the spring onions that I bought a week ago at the farm stand, with the intention of grilling them, b/c D likes to do that. So I mentioned them when we were considering dinner plans, … Continue reading

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Avgolemono; collards – 15 May 2019

The return of winter weather – another “atmospheric river” is upon us, and it’s grey and rainy – so I said maybe we should have soup. I also wanted to make my boudin blanc pasta, and suggested I could get … Continue reading

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Lori’s Pizza at Drake’s Dealership before Apollo 11 – 14 May 2019

Wonderful new place for pizza! I wanted to see Apollo 11 on the big screen, and it was showing exactly one place, for one night, in this area (New Parkway Cinema – good place!). D is steadfastly uninterested in anything … Continue reading

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Leftover grilled chicken thigh over rice, with spicy slaw from lunch at El Tazumal #2 – 12 May 2019

After a most excellent walk at Point Pinole, we drove back a ways to have lunch at El Tazumal 2 in Richmond, which we’d found back last June, and really loved. We had a big lunch – see below – … Continue reading

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Tilapia baked in a cilantro/ginger/soy/sesame sauce; chard – 9 May 2019

No bones in tilapia fillets! I do love that. R&E left us almost an entire bunch of cilantro, which I originally thought was parsley. Of which we also had most of a bunch, in washed bouquets on the island. So … Continue reading

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Bread, cheese and veggies before the symphony – 2 May 2019

We still had the half-round of Couronne de Fontenay that we didn’t eat on our long hike on the 28th, and I noted that it would make a good quick dinner for before the symphony. We also still had a … Continue reading

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Dinner at Zuni – 1 May 2019

D suggested dinner at Zuni, to follow a late-afternoon visit to the de Young to see the Gaugin exhibit (and incidentally the Ordinary Objects… exhibit while there). We took BART and bus to the museum, and new (to us) bus … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla puttanesca – 30 April 2019

D had in mind to make a Pasta all’Amatriciana, which he read about in the special (come-on?) edition of the new Milk Street magazine from Christopher Kimball. But we don’t have the meat for it, and we did have an … Continue reading

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Orange roughy poached in parchment; pilaf; long choi – 25 April 2019

We’ve had a bottle of Mea Culpa in the fridge for some time b/c D brought it up on spec, but I really wanted to come up with a good meal for it. I thought a simple white fish would … Continue reading

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Rainbow of stuffed peppers – 18 April 2019

Last Saturday’s WFD was stuffed peppers, and they use leftover rice, of which we had a bunch. So, why not? But I didn’t use the presented recipe b/c I would have had to buy pork as well as defrosting and … Continue reading

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Truffled egg toasts and grilled asparagus – 12 April 2019

Our favorite restaurant in NYC – ‘ino – closed, but had a note on their website saying, in part, ‘Thank you for trying our truffled egg toasts.” We just loved that place onceĀ  student of mine directed us to it. … Continue reading

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Chicken-basil sausage; Thai jasmine rice; prenatal bok choy – 11 April 2019

We wanted to finish up our taxes, so D suggested an easy dinner – just cook up two of the sausages E&I bought at Costco (despite the “Paleo” brand, which was obviously unrelated to the food) and have some rice … Continue reading

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Refried boiled potatoes with melted cheese on a weird food day – 10 April 2019

Well, for dinner… see above (and that’s a tiny plate – about 5″). But that is a small part of the day. Leaving the lecture on campus later than I expected (7:12, by the clock) I was going to text … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with filet beans and tapenade – 8 April 2019

We are celebrating the return of Gaeta olives to Berkeley Bowl with tapenade recipes. D originally found this in the Chez Panisse book Pasta, Pizza, and Calzone, and he makes it a lot. The tapenade is Gaeta olives, anchovies, garlic, … Continue reading

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Defrosted Seven Bean Soup with sour cream – 7 April 2019

Not sure why D didn’t want to cook either his tapenade and filet bean pasta, or his herb omelette with raclette tonight (both of which we have planned on having at an unspecified date), but he suggested instead we just … Continue reading

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Pizza with roasted red peppers, potatoes, and tapenade – 6 April 2019

I adore this pizza, and have made it a lot, now. I finally got the recipe over to the support blog for this journal, so I no longer will type it in here. It really has a lot of prep … Continue reading

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Salad with bits of everything – 5 April 2019

We had thought of this salad for a couple days. When R showed up bearing opened wines, we moved it from Tuesday to an unspecified day – which turned out to be today. One of the opened wine was a … Continue reading

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Scalloped potatoes with poblanos; roasted asparagus with feta – 4 April 2019

When I needed a tiny bit of roasted poblanos for something… oh right, the sauce for the polenta and black beans… D bought me two whole peppers. I roasted both of them along with the red pepper that went in … Continue reading

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Lamb kebabs, Thai jasmine rice, dino kale – 2 April 2019

Our friend R showed up for D to drive him to the airport, with bottles of recorked wine for us to finish. Amazing. We had planned a salad, which would go nicely with the rose we were thinking of having … Continue reading

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Leftover grilled polenta with black bean salad and poblano/cilantro sauce – 1 April 2019

Well, this couldn’t have been easier. I just took the bean salad and the sauce from the fridge, and also the half-tray remaining of polenta, cut the polenta in half and brushed both sides with canola oil (Wesson, I think … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla puttanesca – 29 March 2019

Knowing we were going to the Monet exhibit, and would be away most of the day and tired by dinnertime, D suggested Puttanesca for dinner. It’s relatively easy though this one had complications we were not expecting. Berkeley Bowl got … Continue reading

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