Category Archives: Cheese-centered

Baguette and cheese before the City Council meeting – 10 July 2012

D went to the Bowl this morning and picked up an Acme rustic baguette and some goat cheese labeled “Chevre de Bellay with Herb.” Just one? Perhaps. Neither of us could identify the herb(s) in question, which coated the outside. … Continue reading

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Cacio e pepe; fava beans with pecorino and savory – 26 June 2012

D got home about 7:15 and then started to plan dinner. He decided on Cacio e Pepe – which in a pinch one could pretty easily make without a recipe. You cook spaghetti, then toss with olive oil, pepper, and … Continue reading

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Porcini and scamorze “quiche”; avocado salad – 24 June 2012

When D found porcini at the Bowl the other day, he evidently thought quickly enough to buy the makings of this dish, which he punted from a related recipe in Mexico the Beautiful. He no doubt was also remembering the … Continue reading

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Bread and cheese, salad, before the City Council meeting – 12 June 2012

{Written the 30th} Well I didn’t even draft this one, amazingly enough, so this is all from memory and from photos. We had a City Council meeting, that I’m sure of. I bought some cheeses at the Bowl – one … Continue reading

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Panini; asparagus – 16 May 2012

After D and I visited our neighbor R to discuss neighborhood matters, I made the (fortunately quick and easy) dinner I had planned – a grilled sandwich and steamed asparagus. In the morning, D went to the Bowl and bought … Continue reading

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Bries and bread; salad – 15 May 2012

Another City Council night. D bought two nice bries at the Bowl, and also an Acme Rustic baguette. The triple (I think) cream brie was called Saint Angel, and the other was Brie Nangis, which apparently has been brought back … Continue reading

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Cheese and bread; carrot; pears, before the City Council meeting – 8 May 2012

On Saturday we bought a couple of really good cheeses at The Cheese Board to have for a quick dinner tonight, before heading to the City Council meeting that started at 7. One was a long-time favorite, Le Gariotin, and … Continue reading

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Elicoidali with nasturtiums and cheeses; chard – 6 May 2012

Supposed to be penne, but this is at least tubular… Three separate cooking pans come together in this pasta, from The Pasta Bible. Penne are boiled till done. Meanwhile, cream is boiled down a bit (used half and half and … Continue reading

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Cheese, bread, hard boiled egg and cold veggies before the Planning Commission meeting – 7 March 2012

D put together a quick but good meal since we had to leave for the Planning Commission meeting by about 6:40. He took out the last of some cheeses he and R had gotten during their recent show, and added … Continue reading

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Pesto; P’tit Basque; pear salad with pecans – 16 December 2011

I got home late after getting all my work done before the campus furlough period. No idea what to cook, so I looked in the freezer to see if there was anything we’d previously frozen that would work for dinner. … Continue reading

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Scotch Broth; P’tit Basque cheese; turnips – 15 December 2011

I managed to use the lamb broth this time. Yay! When I cut up the lamb leg from Costco for the curry, I put all the fat, much with small bits of attached meat, into a pot and boiled it … Continue reading

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Airplane dinner, but not airplane food – 17 November 2011

D put together a wonderful dinner for our flight. We had an Acme Long Italian loaf last night, and the remainder was left for this dinner. D bought more of that cheese that has espresso pressed into the surface – … Continue reading

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Snacks before, and during, the LBNL Citizens’ Advisory Group meeting – 22 September 2011

D and I attended the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory’s Citizens’ Advisory Group meeting, which started at 6pm. D planned a snack before the meeting and another snack, this with wine, afterwards. He made an outstanding gazpacho earlier in the day, which … Continue reading

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Cheeses and cold asparagus for dinner at an unspecified time – 11 August 2011

I thought D&R would be home for dinner, but without a pre-known time, so I went out and bought baguettes and cheeses at the Cheese Board, and some asparagus, which I cooked and chilled, and for which I made some … Continue reading

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Porcini in scamorze; sea beans – 9 August 2011

We had some porcini and some cream left over from the porcini wonder dinner, so reran that (as planned, really, since D pointed out while I was shopping that both the package of cheese and the package of cream are … Continue reading

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Quick and easy dinner before the LBNL presentation in Emeryville – 8 August 2011

We had to attend another presentation regarding proposed developments for Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s “second campus”, which were being advocated this evening for Berkeley, Emeryville, or a combination of the two. We wanted to arrive early, so had to leave … Continue reading

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Porcini in scamorze; haricots with cippolini – 7 August 2011

I found porcini at the Bowl on Friday and called D to see if he would like them for his Sunday dinner. He said yes, so I bought them, and also cream, so he could make this dish. He pointed … Continue reading

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Pizza ai Quattro Formaggi; Zucchini with tomatoes and onions – 19 July 2011

I was planning to make my own fresh mozzarella today, and use it for a Pizza Margherita; However, I don’t have a cheese thermometer yet, so I decided to wait. I had bought provolone at the Cheese Board on Saturday(?) … Continue reading

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Cheese, baguette, and fruit before the City Council meeting – 12 July 2011

Needing a quick and easy dinner before the City Council meeting, I went to the Cheese Board and bought two cheeses for dinner. One was an old favorite – Fromager d’Affinois. The other was suggested to me by the CB … Continue reading

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Porcini in melted scamorze; dandelion green salad with anchovy dressing; haricots – 9 July 2011

It’s really fun having had this blog for a year and a half. Today D ran across some porcini, and immediately decided to rerun an experiment he did last year, where he used them in a sort of thickish quiche, … Continue reading

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Cheeses and sugar snap peas before the City Council meeting – 28 June 2011

Dinner before yet another City Council meeting, so it had to be quick to eat. I went to the Cheese Board and got some Fromager d’Affinois, and also a nifty little ball of chevre, rather solid and creamy, coated with … Continue reading

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Nasturtium pasta; zucchini – 10 June 2011

I decided to use the rampant volunteer nasturtiums while they are abundant. This pasta, from The Pasta Bible (an exceptionally good cookbook), is actually called Penne in a Piquant Cream Sauce, but the salient feature, for me, is the color … Continue reading

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Fondue for four – 6 June 2011

When P visits, we always ask if he wants to have fondue during his visit. This time he brought it up unbidden. Of course, the plate never has anything on it but the bread. D cut up a carrot before … Continue reading

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Two cheeses from The Cheese Board; salad of dandelion greens in anchovy dressing with garlic croutons – 2 May 2011

We had planned to eat up the rest of some lovely cheeses that we had for lunch on Sunday, but D also added a very interesting new salad. The picture shows only the salad, which consisted of dandelion greens which … Continue reading

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Pub dinner at home – 5 April 2011

I left work after 7:20 and arrived home before D, so I thought dinner (he’s cooking) would be rather late. He had a plan, however, and it was a really fun and yummy dinner. He cut chunks of a cheese … Continue reading

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