Category Archives: Lunch

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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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino; super-vegetabley salad – 9 June 2018

We can’t remember what was the third (F,S,S) dinner we thought up to have over this weekend (till it is safe to return to the Bowl on Monday). But this was one of them – scheduled for Friday until D … Continue reading

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Fettucine with mushrooms and pea pods – 7 June 2018

I think I’ve got this recipe for two down, finally. Probably… For two people, one of whom (that would be D) likes large pasta servings (2 oz dried = 1 serving), I use 5 oz dry fettucine. These measurements should … Continue reading

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Broccoli calzone – 3 June 2018

Decided to make this to use one of the cups of tomato sauce left in the fridge from when I needed something like 1/4 cup of it… what was that? Anyway… also two stalks of broccoli, one of whose florets … Continue reading

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Baked Garden Vegetables – 17 March 2018

Not sure why I got a bee in my bonnet about having this right now, except that it seems to me a nice cold weather comfort food. And of course, it’s delicious! The only problem with this concept is that … Continue reading

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Omelette with Fontina Valle d’Aosta and leftover milk; piperade – 12 March 2018

D got the idea of having piperade again when I bought a discounted bag of red peppers and one yellow one for the polenta with peppers and greens. Needed to buy one more yellow for this dinner, and also added … Continue reading

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Wild rice in a rice mix, cooked with mushrooms and chorizo; piperade – 12 February 2018

D discovered the Spanish chorizo I bought awhile ago for I-don’t-remember-what, and decided to use it. I said “pasta?” and he said “Nooooo” in a “don’t be ridiculous” way – as if somehow this particular kind of sausage would not … Continue reading

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Sandwiches with leftover grilled pork tenderloin; Brussels sprouts – 5 February 2018

My old notes on the grilled pork tenderloin recipe that we made the 3rd say that it’s worth making just for the leftovers, to use in sandwiches. These were really fine sandwiches, but not as obviously fabulous as the notes … Continue reading

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Personal pizza with potatoes, ham, and pancetta – 27 January 2018

[Filling in missing posts on 8 February] Another a bit-too-lazy dinner for one – I used the second half of the defrosted pizza dough, and made an ok but not great pizza. Cooked up the next-to-last round of pancetta, and … Continue reading

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Posole Rojo – 12 January 2018

What do I call this – takeout? Dinner with friends? E texted us last night asking if we’d like some of the posole she had made – evidently a large recipe – and we of course said an enthusiastic yes! … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with three kinds of mushrooms; sauteed pea pods – 8 January 2018

D cooked a perfectly delicious pasta tonight – made it up on the spot. Or actually, he probably thought out bits and pieces previously… He cut up three large white mushrooms into rather thick chunks, and also used the extra … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken thighs; Thai jasmine rice; piperade – 7 January 2018

I bought a bag of four red bell peppers at the Bowl for I think 89 cents/lb, and another yellow one, expecting to make piperade with a red and a yellow. Also bought two tomatoes for the piperade, thinking I … Continue reading

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Bean/veggie/penne soup from Christmas capon stock – 2 January 2018

After boiling and reboiling this stock a few times, D finally made it into a soup, and an excellent soup it was! Here are the beans being checked for untoward inclusions: We tried to use up tiny quantities of old … Continue reading

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Grilled pork chops with sage gremolata; sauteed greens; braised cippollini – 24 December 2017

Traditionally my family had an easy chili for Christmas Eve dinner b/c it went together quickly and then simmered for 3-4 hours while everyone ran around madly trying to do stuff they should have done days – or sometimes weeks … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita; Brussels sprouts – 12 December 2017

OMG Doug Jones won! Whoopeee!! Plus, we had a pizza Margherita, always a good thing, not least b/c it’s so easy (once you’ve got frozen cubes of sauce and frozen pizza dough). I defrosted 5 cubes of Margherita sauce, and … Continue reading

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