Category Archives: Salad

Another Nicoise before time runs out, this time with Chicken – 3 October 2019

So, I haven’t written anything since early July. Should have – lots of good stuff back there. Maybe I can fill in sometime. Not sure why I’m starting now, except I’ve burnt out on reading news this morning. Two nights … Continue reading

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Herb-crusted cauliflower with green beans and small tomatoes – 18 May 2019

This is a complicated recipe till you plot it out – then it’s not hard to follow. The problem is that there are several threads, which split and/or join one another. A flow chart comes in handy. Here’s where I … Continue reading

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Salad with bits of everything – 5 April 2019

We had thought of this salad for a couple days. When R showed up bearing opened wines, we moved it from Tuesday to an unspecified day – which turned out to be today. One of the opened wine was a … Continue reading

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Leftover grilled polenta with black bean salad and poblano/cilantro sauce – 1 April 2019

Well, this couldn’t have been easier. I just took the bean salad and the sauce from the fridge, and also the half-tray remaining of polenta, cut the polenta in half and brushed both sides with canola oil (Wesson, I think … Continue reading

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Country sage sausage; tomato panzanella; shishitos – 18 October 2018

I wanted to make this panzanella again, partly b/c it was delicious, and partly b/c I have to write a “leftover bread” post for my favorite not-mine blog two days from now. We more or less used this recipe from … Continue reading

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Tabbouleh; cucumber raita – 9 September 2018

Tabbouleh is one of the dishes on my “summer tomatoes” list, and we decided this would be a good time for it. We had three teensy Dirty Girl early girls left from Tuesday, and I gave those to D, while … Continue reading

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Fresh tomato soup; cole slaw; chicken sandwich – 22 October 2017

We’re still in the process of making sure we make all our tomato recipes before the season ends. I realized 1) we hadn’t made “M’s” tomato soup yet, and also the Dirty Girl Produce tomatoes were threatening to go soft … Continue reading

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Salade Nicoise – 9 October 2017

[This has no meat, but it does have fish. – meatless but not veggie.] We decided to have another Nicoise, using up some things that wanted eating. D’s suggestion, and then we just kept going “oh, and we have X.” … Continue reading

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Pintxos white bean, manchego, avocado and apple salad – 4 August 2017

I went in to the show in the morning with D&R&E, and came home by bus and BART before the end. Usually I go on for Friday afternoon (bus and BART or ferryboat) but this time I decided to skip … Continue reading

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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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“Three Sisters” grilled vegetable salad with cranberry beans, from Mitsitam – 1 July 2017

D suddenly got out a couple of cookbooks the other day b/c he wanted to explore some new recipes. One was the Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook from the National Museum of the American Indian. This is the first new recipe he’s … Continue reading

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Dinner at Mint Leaf – 6 May 2017

We were pretty late getting back from our afternoon walk (which is usually a morning walk), in part due to being delayed in starting by trying to get E’s photos ready for her. On the way home, D pointed out … Continue reading

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Leftover French lentil salad – 14 January 2016

On Monday the 11th we left half of everything, separately packaged, so we could have this French lentil salad a second time. I added a bit of water to the lentils and stirred them, also salted them with several shakes … Continue reading

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Emptying the fridge 22 December 2015

Getting ready to fly to Mom’s tomorrow at the crack of dawn – leaving the house well before the crack of dawn, actually – so we tried to eat up everything perishable in the fridge, while also freezing two lunch-sized … Continue reading

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Cranberry beans with prosciutto; persimmon and walnut salad – 2 November 2015

I bought some of this delicate lettuce — what’s it called… galisse? – from Blue Heron at the Saturday market, and a Fuyu persimmon to make a salad. Tonight I finally managed to fix it. I used most of the … Continue reading

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Speck; green beans – 10 August 2015

Wow, we’re both tired out tonight! D worked hard on the new studio all day, and I struggled on the phone with multiple error-prone organizations – more burnt out than physically tired, to be sure. Fortunately had planned a pretty … Continue reading

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Millet and bean salad with tomatoes and basil; zucchini and yellow squash – 27 June 2015

D and a discussed the need to use the rest of the millet from the ratatoille dinner, and also to use basil, so obviously I googled “millet basil.” I got a recipe that we could mimic, though in fact we … Continue reading

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Cannellini and prosciutto salad (aka “speck”); prosciutto-wrapped figs; green beans – 21 June 2015

A 12-picture day! – lots of memorable food, including a Father’s Day treat from R, of course. I have a semi-choreographed ballet of ingredients-to-use-up, of which dinner was a part, but I can never keep all the elements of it … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino – 10 June 2015

“Hooooome again!” My Dad used to say that as the car rocked to a stop in the driveway as we returned from vacation. I arrived home from Mom’s late yesterday, and this evening D cooked his most excellent signature dish: … Continue reading

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Cheese? and Pear salad before an early flight – 21 December 2014

There was no imagining that I could cook the night before a 6am plane flight (and 4am departure, and 3am alarm), so D of course too over. I asked if we could have one of the two pears R gave … Continue reading

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Last of the split pea soup with ham; salad from work bounty – 25 November 2014

Watching student presentations, and had some fairly dreadful pizza in the late afternoon. Then got to take home leftover salad package, with some pretty good white dressing. The salad was fresh and crisp, and had ham and what was probably … Continue reading

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Grilled cheese sandwiches; pan-toasted almonds; leftover fruit salad – 13 November 2014

D&R went to a potluck lunch today, and D made a nice fruit salad. He went to the Bowl to buy the fruit, and as luck would have it, found a variety of good-looking fruits on the bargain shelves. He … Continue reading

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Caprese salad; cranberry beans – 2 September 2014

I still had one ball of mozzarella di bufala (Gustosella) in the fridge (in its great new packaging) from over a week ago, and wealso has some basil in a glass on the island waiting to be used. That, and … Continue reading

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Salad on the deck – 13 May 2014

It was in the high 80s here, and the 90s where I work. D’s workplace overheats in hot weather, so he decided to take today (and tomorrow) off, instead of the weekend, which is supposed to be temperate. And, he … Continue reading

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Spring veggies – warm and cold! – 2 May 2014

D cooking, still. Yesterday, R bought a pillow of baby lettuces and offered D some of it, so we will be having major salads for awhile! Tonight’s had asparagus, hard boiled egg, pan-toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds (extras not used … Continue reading

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