Category Archives: Cheese

Burrata at 86 feet instead of 37,000 – 2 July 2017

When I figured out how to marinate roasted red peppers to my liking, I decided that I would have to try this combination of goodies at home sometime. This is what I order from Vino Volo at airports when I … Continue reading

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“Poblano quiche”; panzanella – 24 June 2017

We had half a cup of whipping cream to use up, and I suggested this dish – which we call “poblano quiche” despite its lack of a crust – and D thought that would be great. Amidst all the grilling … Continue reading

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Leftover nasturtium pasta; broccoli – 21 June 2017

When I was making this pasta yesterday I suggested to D that I just make enough for dinner, but he said no, make a whole half recipe and we can have leftovers. I reheated the pasta slowly in a covered … Continue reading

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Penne with nasturtiums in a cheese/cream sauce; baby bok choi – 20 June 2017

This is a favorite recipe that we have at least once a year, while the volunteer nasturtiums are overrunning the yard. We’re a bit late this year, in fact, as they are already fading with the lack of rain (normal, … Continue reading

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Nachos for dinner on a hot (for us) evening; Fathers Day treats in the afternoon! – 18 June 2017

D & I went out for a long neighborhood workout-walk in the morning. After lunch, R&E showed up with a most wonderful Father’s Day treat. After D painted more on his new studio and I did whatever it was I … Continue reading

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Sandwich and marinated, roasted red peppers in the concert venue’s parking lot – 6 June 2017

I always forget to photograph dinners that are significantly out of the ordinary. Well, I guess I’ve got an excuse for this one. Arrived after 2 1/2 hours driving what should have been a 70 minute trip, and didn’t really … Continue reading

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Eggplant sandwiches where the eggplant is the “bread”; wild rice mix – 2 June 2017

We worked out a series of dinners. This one leads into a future pizza, since I grilled the veggies for the pizza (a red pepper; the rest of the eggplant) along with those for dinner (most of the eggplant). This … Continue reading

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Ricotta and prosciutto ravioli with sage-butter sauce; English peas – 26 May 2017

I used Paul Bertolli’s pasta recipe: 1 cup flour (I scant this) and 1 large egg. “Large” being a variable quantity, I usually add a bit of water to gather up the unwetted bits of flour. Knead, form into a … Continue reading

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Random punted dinner after City Arts & Lectures – 17 May 2017

My friend and former student E invited me this morning to attend a City Arts & Lectures presentation this evening. My first reaction, having my mind all made up about dinner & such, was “no, can’t” but really – what … Continue reading

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Tarragon potato salad; favas; cheese – 12 May 2017

D & R were out till 6 getting ready for the market in the (early!) morning, then busy till almost 8 worrying the catch on one of the truck doors, which declined to open when asked. Not a good thing. … Continue reading

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Bread and cheese before the Symphony – 4 May 2017

Our usual pre-symphony dinner, when R&E join us: baguettes and some excellent cheeses to spread on them. I went to The Cheese Board and got one sourdough and one sourdough seeded baguette, and “Bonne Bouche” goat cheese from Vermont, and … Continue reading

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Crostini with chevre, sundried tomatoes, and basil; English peas with mint – 2 May 2017

We finally opened the vat of chevre from Costco (I’ve been traveling to see Mom and brother B so much I haven’t had time to use it) and I bloggled to see how I might use it. I found this … Continue reading

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Patricia Wells’ chevre with tomato sauce, olives, and herbs; kale from the garden – 1 May 2017

We considered going out to someplace low-key b/c it was our anniversary (and Riva Cucina is not open on Mondays) but finally elected just to have a good (as usual) dinner at home. Working on using up the Costco, 21 … Continue reading

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Broiled cheese sandwiches and fava beans after the Kermit party – 29 April 2017

Kermit Lynch Wines is 45 years old, and fortunately Mr. Lynch saw fit to celebrate by bringing back the parking lot parties that used to happen 3 times a year (and which were actually Cafe Fanny parties, which explains why … Continue reading

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Eating up the ends of cheeses; marinated olives; bean salad – 20 April 2017

D suggested we could just put out all our cheese ends and eat them up, so we did that. Mostly. E was going to the Bowl, so D asked her to buy a baguette, and I added in a request … Continue reading

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Burrata, marinated red pepper, and a salad of greens at 37,000 feet – 5 April 2017

I looked online to find appealing places to grab dinner on my way out through BWI, and discovered a Vino Volo on the A concourse. I barely had time to get down there and then to my gate at the … Continue reading

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Quesadilla – 4 April 2017

Last dinner with brother B. and he chose a quesadilla over an omelette with the same ingredients. We used up the second half of the 8-pack of Mission (brand) 10″ whole wheat tortillas. I grated some Safeway Monterey Jack over … Continue reading

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Two-cheese sandwich; red and green peppers; apple, at 37000 ft – 3 January 2016

I made a pretty decent sandwich for my dinner on the plane home from Mom’s. I toasted a Thomas’s English muffin and buttered it (being reluctant to use mayonnaise for something that would be warm for awhile). I used up … Continue reading

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Butternut squash soup; apples and gorgonzola dolce – 18 December 2015

This is the soup I had at Pizzaiolo, asked the chef about, and got the recipe – so simple! – told to me in a few seconds. The recipe as recovered from my quickly written recording of it is here. … Continue reading

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Open-faced sandwich with prosciutto and cheese: broccoli – 15 December 2015

We didn’t have a lot of time to cook, and decided just to use up the Grocery Outlet prosciutto we’ve been using for awhile now. I cooked the remaining pieces of prosciutto in a bit of olive oil and placed … Continue reading

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Truffled egg toasts with grilled asparagus – 15 November 2015

When I bought the Pain de Mie from Acme for yesterday’s croque monsieur, I realized we could use more of the loaf to have this mega treat again – though we’d have to bite the bullet on buying out-of-season asparagus. … Continue reading

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Chili Relleno, black beans and tortillas at Los Cilantros – 12 November 2015

I went to a talk on “quote mining” at La Pena, and got my dinner at the adjacent/next door restaurant Los Cilantros. I had a chili relleno, which was topped with a squidge of sour cream and swimming in tomato … Continue reading

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Gazpacho; chevre – 11 August 2015

D & R are building every day, and though it’s not especially hot, they are feeling the sun and it seemed to D like the time for gazpacho, especially since the Dirty Girl Produce dry-farmed early girls are now out. … Continue reading

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Quesadillas with avocado and salsa; corn – 2 June 2015

Still at Mom’s, but I’m cooking (for the local tastes…) [written 150625 based on photos] Woa, this was a big hit! I asked brother B if Mom might like quesadillas, given they are good food and so easy to make, … Continue reading

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Semolina/bay patties; chard; Midnight Moon goat gouda – 26 January 2015

This was a piecemeal meal, but it turned out to be a delicious one. We had a lot of extra semolina with bay from last night, and greens (3 for $5) from Happy Boy Farm at the Berkeley farmers’ market … Continue reading

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