Category Archives: Lunch

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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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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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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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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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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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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Hamburgers; broccoli – 10 March 2019

I had this tomato left over from a linked threesome I bought when I needed two tomatoes (Sultan’s Soup, pizza) and decided I could use the third for hamburger topping. I really, really should not consider buying tomatoes in winter, … Continue reading

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Pacchieri with hen of the woods and eryngii mushrooms in sage cream sauce; salad – 6 March 2019

[Filling in on the 26th] I had some brand new (ergo, never frozen) Boudin Blanc sausages from Christopher Lee, and wanted to make this pasta before I had to freeze them. I finally weighed stuff and recorded what I actually … Continue reading

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Omelette with leftover pepper mostarda after a promising city meeting – 5 March 2019

We were not impressed by the red and yellow pepper mostarda paired with the leftover porchetta, but thought perhaps the mostarda would make a good omelette. I realized this would be the night for it, when we would be at … Continue reading

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Sausage; leftover fagioli; grilled zucchini – 4 March 2019

We finished the porchetta last night, but still have a mound of fagioli all’uccelletto. We were not entranced by these, though they are perfectly good food. Probably we should learn more about cooking them. We decided to have a sausage … Continue reading

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[The Day Of Two Pizzas!] Personal pizza with roasted cauliflower and poblano chili, feta, and cilantro; Brussels sprouts. AND piperade pizza – 17 February 2019

When I decided to make the cauliflower wonderfulness again, I realized I would have LOTS of cauliflower left over, and I decided to try roasting some of the florets while the main recipe cooked. I tossed them in olive oil … Continue reading

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Kabocha and potato soup – 11 February 2019

D made a soup to use up the second half of the kabocha squash. It was good – not exciting, but very yummy. He used stock that he made last week from some leek tops, that has been in the … Continue reading

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Pizza with red pepper, onion, feta, and tapenade – 10 February 2019

We still had some Bulgarian feta to use up – about 3 oz, after the rind was cut off – and I found this Cheese Board cookbook pizza on my pizza list, which also said we liked it a lot … Continue reading

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Fettucine with grilled radicchio and endive, toasted walnuts, and gorgonzola dolce – 5 February 2019

D had said we had Roquefort to use up, and I didn’t check on that, but planned this dinner for the purpose. When I went to get it out of the fridge (at 6:15) it was not Roquefort at all, … 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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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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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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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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Spaghetti in oyster mushroom cream sauce – again; pear salad – 23 September 2018

When we had this on the 21st, D used the “stems” of the very delicate, white oyster mushrooms, and they turned out to be rather tough, such that they interrupted the experience of the pasta. He decided to buy more … Continue reading

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Nasturtium pizza; lettuce salad – 4 August 2018

The intersection of nasturtium season with tomato season is brief. By the time good tomatoes appear in the farmers’ markets, the nasturtiums, being unwatered for months (we’re good Californians) are drying up, though they will still produce the a few … Continue reading

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Maltagliati with chives and bacon; salad – 24 July 2018

For the two of us for dinner, we need something like 2/3 of a recipe of Paul Bertolli’s pasta dough – which is irreducible b/c it has one egg – so I dry the remainder in some useful form. When … Continue reading

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Oven-roasted baby back ribs; roasted tomatoes; radish greens; marinated red peppers – 7 July 2018

Back on the 2nd, while buying a pork loin roast, I noticed a sign at the meat counter that baby back ribs (pork) were on sale for $3.69/lb, which was $3/lb off the regular price. I’ve never cooked pork ribs, … Continue reading

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Breakfast for Dinner: Fried eggs; Country Sage sausage; multigrain toast; pan-cooked tomato; green beans – 1 July 2018

We put off (again) a pork roast of some kind, in part b/c we haven’t settled on what kind that’s going to be, and partly b/c it’s Sunday and going to the Bowl is not optimal on the weekend. So: … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken thighs; grilled eggplant; marinated roasted red pepper; lunch at El Tazumal – 30 June 2018

We got a $31 (yikes!) Ventoux at The Wine Mine and were going to make a roast pork, which we would have to go buy, and we sort of decided that was too much work. Or partly, that for the … Continue reading

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