Category Archives: Salad-centered

17 October 2010 – Invented soup and caprese for the first day of winter

We had planned to have the other Gustosella buffalo mozzarella for lunch in a caprese, but with the cold, rainy weather we decided on something warmer – grilled cheese (Comte) sandwiches with thin-sliced padron peppers in them, and reheated roasted … Continue reading

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13 October 2010 – Caprese before the Planning Commission meeting

The last Planning Commission meeting on the West Berkeley Project tonight. We had to attend, at least to witness, though not to speak this time. It was a pretty miserable experience, seeing pretty much everything we argued for be ignored … Continue reading

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12 October 2010 – Greek salad with fresh farmers’ market tomatoes

A pretty typical post-equinox 90 degree day here in unusually-sunny central-coast California., so I decided to continue with tomato season while I had the chance. A Greek salad seemed just the thing. We had some tomatoes from the Bowl called … Continue reading

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11 October 2010 – Heirloom tomato salad with warmed, crusty goat cheese patties, celery leaves and basil

Another nice use for our goat cheese log, which I opened yesterday. This recipe appeared in the Contra Costa Times several years ago, in an article on great, fresh, local food in places other than California – in this case, … Continue reading

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10 September 2010 – Caprese salad; hard sausage, olives, and carrot

Still wallowing in the fact that we can get our favorite Dirty Girl Farm dry-farmed Early Girl tomatoes. I got to go to Cheese Board for a change, and bought Gustosella mozzarella di bufalo, which is The. Best. I got … Continue reading

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5 September 2010 – Greek salad and Rustic baguette

I asked D if he would prefer to have a Greek salad or chard pizza tonight, and he preferenced the salad, saying that he and R could take the leftovers to their show tomorrow for dinner (they are fed a … Continue reading

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1 September 2010 – Caprese

I had gotten Dirty Girl dry farmed tomatoes again at the Derby market, and indulged in a Caprese. I took over cooking rather prematurely (still in a crusher stage of the semester) because D&R were packing a truck for their … Continue reading

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26 July 2010 – Miramonte salad

This is an old favorite from California Fresh, which was probably our first seriously interesting cookbook. It’s by the Junior League of Oakland/East Bay, and is very beautiful, with fine recipes. Salad Miramonte is based on romaine, and has halved … Continue reading

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20 July 2010 – Greek salad and bread

We’re doing tomatoes (despite the fact that it feels more like October than July…) and I had some feta and some cucumbers to use up, so this was a natural. It’s from Mediterranean the Beautiful, and is a staple around … Continue reading

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18 July 2010 – Caprese salad; defrosted leftover foccacia

At Costco last week, we bought at least six different kinds of cheeses, which, in addition to those already in the fridge, left us with a heavy-duty commitment to eat a lot of cheese in the near future. Hard work, … Continue reading

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23 June 2010 – Tarragon potato salad; radicchio and prosciutto

This potato salad is supposed to be made with fingerling potatoes, but we had a nifty substitute this time. I ran across these ridiculously cute little potatoes of mixed heritage that I bought on a whim for enormously too much … Continue reading

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