Category Archives: Mushrooms

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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Spaghetti with oyster mushrooms in cream sauce; salad with tomatoes – 21 September 2018

When D asked for mushrooms the other day, and I texted him a list of promising ones at the Bowl, he said Oyster or eryngii. I bought a lot of oysters b/c they looked really wonderful. Very clean and fresh … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with two kinds of mushrooms; tall choi sum – 4 February 2018

We planned this dinner – by going to the Bowl and looking at mushrooms and choosing two – to go with a wine we were tasting from The Wine Mine. It was pricey, but we bought a bottle from the … Continue reading

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Omelette with hen-of-the-woods mushrooms; broccoli – 11 January 2018

We were thinking about making Gerald Hirigoyen’s recipe from Pintxos, wherein Ok, writing this the 18th, unfortunately. No idea where I was going with that sentence. LOL! I’ll look up the cookbook and see if I can add anything. […] … Continue reading

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Mushroom tart on puff pastry; pea pods – 5 January 2018

Now that we’ve got the wine, I wondered if we could do the tart it went with. That is to say: at Piperade, we shared a mushroom tartlet, and asked the server/bar guy what wine to have with it. We … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, and parsley – 23 April 2017

We puzzled over what to have when – forgetting I’d bought a poblano to use up the cream in a “poblano quiche” – and settled on D’s signature pasta, since we had both mushrooms and parsley wanting using. Mushrooms sauteed … Continue reading

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Paccheri with mushrooms and boudin blanc; green beans – 14 January 2017

We needed to use up some white mushrooms, and I suggested trying my boudin blanc pasta with these instead of the usual eryngii and hen-of-the-woods (maitake). I had bought cream for [what turns out to be] tomorrow’s “poblano quiche” so … Continue reading

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Paccheri with Christopher Lee’s Boudin Blanc, and Maitake and Eryngii mushrooms; zucchini – 11 December 2016

I decided to try out the Signature Edition version of the McIlroy Chardonnay (2012) from Costco with my Boudin pasta. The recipe for this is here. This time I forgot to buy shallots, but the finely chopped red onion I … Continue reading

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M’s tomato soup; porcini in savory custard – 2 November 2016

Not sure why D wanted these two special dishes in the same meal, but it ended up working out well. I prepped the porcini, washing them and peeling off substantial amounts of hard bits, and left to dry, and D, … Continue reading

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Matsutake mushroom “quiche”; pear and walnut salad – 24 November 2014

Last night, I noted that I had another 1/2 cup of cream to use up, and D wondered if he could find porcini to do his porcini version (with scamorze) of the same dish. Then he thought that any mushroom … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with edible puffball mushrooms; romano beans – 9 July 2014

D bought an odd little spherical, perhaps 3″ or 2 1/2″ diameter, white mushroom, with a rough surface, at the Bowl the other day. It was called some kind of puffball. Unfortunately, I failed to photograph it before it was … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Hen-of-the-woods bases; grilled eggplant in basil and garlic marinade – 7 July 2014

D and I are still sick, with sore throats. Lots of mint tea with honey and lemon (a cool, round-leafed mint from the back yard – spearmint?). We have foods in the fridge that want eating, so we made up … Continue reading

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Linguine with Hen-of-the-woods Mushrooms; green beans; salad; wondrous cake – 3 July 2014

We intentionally made this a very light dinner, since R was making P2 a special birthday cake (delayed one day b/c they had been in SF on her b/day) and we wanted to have room for it w/o feeling stuffed. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans, mushrooms, and parsley; romano beans – 1 July 2013

D agreed to cook tonight since I didn’t know when I’d get home from work. He made a very tasty pasta, cooking mushrooms in olive oil, then adding the remaining cranberry beans and some of their garlic cloves from Friday, … Continue reading

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Porcini and scamorze custard; zucchini with onions – 13 May 2013

Addpix D sweetly cooked this dinner, when it became clear I was not going to be able to get home till almost 8. I had bought a bunch of porcini at Berkeley Bowl on Sunday (yesterday) along with the whipping … Continue reading

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