Category Archives: Small plates

Truffled egg toasts and grilled asparagus – 12 April 2019

Our favorite restaurant in NYC – ‘ino – closed, but had a note on their website saying, in part, ‘Thank you for trying our truffled egg toasts.” We just loved that place once  student of mine directed us to it. … Continue reading

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Refried boiled potatoes with melted cheese on a weird food day – 10 April 2019

Well, for dinner… see above (and that’s a tiny plate – about 5″). But that is a small part of the day. Leaving the lecture on campus later than I expected (7:12, by the clock) I was going to text … Continue reading

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Dinner at Cornerstone after the concert – 24 March 2019

The BSO concert was, unusually, at 4pm today, and so we invited R&E to have dinner out with us after the show, place TBD. D was feeling quite unwell, and decided at almost the last minute that it was a … Continue reading

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Avocados with cottage cheese and French dressing before the Planning Commission meeting – 7 February 2018

We had pork tenderloin left, enough for sandwiches again, and we had one avocado that was ripening, but perhaps not quite ready. D said let’s have the sandwiches for lunch and see if the avo is rpier for dinner. I … Continue reading

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Crackers with sardines, Cambozola; piperade – 1 February 2018

Symphony night again, and D suggested we have more of the Cabozola we got at the Bowl, and add in a can of the sardines I got when they were tasting them at Costco last summer. We didn’t have bread, … Continue reading

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O-konomi-yaki – 14 December 2017

What a great day! We went into the city by BART, had coffee at Blue Bottle at the Ferry Building, walked to a gallery exhibition I wanted to see on Geary near Market (and added a second while we were … Continue reading

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Dinner at an annual holiday party – 7 December 2017

We went, as usual, to the holiday party thrown by N&T, before attending the symphony. The food is great; the lighting is not photo-friendly 😉 The party and the symphony seem to have settled into the same annual pattern for … Continue reading

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Bruschettae with beans, and with tomatoes and basil; pasta with parmaggiano; baby bok choi – 29 September 2017

I was sort of going to make ravioli tonight, but just got too unmotivated to go to the Bowl for spinach and go through that whole process by myself. We had cooked fresh cranberry beans that wanted eating, and the … Continue reading

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Using up stuff in the fridge: ricotta and spreads; grilled spring onions; grilled prosciutto-wrapped figs stuffed with Cambozola – 14 June 2017

So, D is on a very useful kick of trying to empty the fridge of stuff that is outdated or otherwise gone bad. We figured out a couple of things to have, and he went to the Bowl and bought, … Continue reading

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Bread and cheese before the Symphony – 4 May 2017

Our usual pre-symphony dinner, when R&E join us: baguettes and some excellent cheeses to spread on them. I went to The Cheese Board and got one sourdough and one sourdough seeded baguette, and “Bonne Bouche” goat cheese from Vermont, and … Continue reading

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Crostini with chevre, sundried tomatoes, and basil; English peas with mint – 2 May 2017

We finally opened the vat of chevre from Costco (I’ve been traveling to see Mom and brother B so much I haven’t had time to use it) and I bloggled to see how I might use it. I found this … Continue reading

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Pitas and hummus; piperade; fresh cherry tomatoes – 17 June 2015

OK, concrete pour today! But I was unnecessary in this process, so planned to cook what I didn’t get to last night. Right before dinner, the last baby hummer was discovered on the ground next door, looking extremely itty bitty … Continue reading

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Geatest finger-food party ever – 12 December 2013

Every year we are invited to this wonderful party at a local firm. They have such great food, and it is always fun to visit their offices and see what they’ve been working on, and meet their other friends, colleagues, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce, coppa and mushrooms; bruschettae – 6 September 2013

D loves to make a batch of fresh tomato sauce, and then change it in its leftover incarnations. Tonight he took the sauce with mushrooms that he made on the 3rd, and added more mushrooms, and also a bunch of … Continue reading

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Gazpacho; bruschettae; cheese – 5 September 2013

D had intended to put croutons on a salad, after promising me the leftover, drying bread would not go to waste – but he forgot. He decided to have them on the last of the gazpacho, which is actually suggested … Continue reading

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Small plates – 15 July 2013

I had a bunch of things to use up, and some other things I was able to get only in small quantity, so this led to small plates making up the meal. On Saturday I went to The Cheese Board and … Continue reading

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Scrambled eggs with leftover everything; more endive with croutons – 30 May 2013

I swear – if there was ever a meal that should not be served on white plates with a white napkin, this is it! Oh well… After soaking the croutons in 2 cups of milk last night, I had to … Continue reading

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Pita/spinach triangles; hummus – 19 May 2013

Addpix I decided on another out-of-bread dinner for tonight, instead of buying bread and going for yet another pasta. This is a recipe from The Foods of Israel Today by Joan Nathan. This book is a reminder that, like the … Continue reading

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Dinner from excellent hors d’oeuvres – 6 May 2013

Addpix Had a reception for three retiring colleagues at work, and wow, good food! It was all forms of appetizers or snacks, but nutritious and delicious and lots of them. Let’s see: endive with smoked salmon ceviche; tabouli, hummus, and … Continue reading

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Small plates – 14 June 2011

OK, to use up the radicchio from Monday’s pasta, I could buy some prosciutto and wrap and grill radicchio wedges. Then to use up the prosciutto, I could make a pizza… But what to have along with the radicchio and … Continue reading

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