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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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Rainbow of stuffed peppers – 18 April 2019

Last Saturday’s WFD was stuffed peppers, and they use leftover rice, of which we had a bunch. So, why not? But I didn’t use the presented recipe b/c I would have had to buy pork as well as defrosting and … Continue reading

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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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Savory pancakes with bacon and dandelion greens; haricots – 10 March 2018

I thought of making this to use up the half of a monster bunch of dandelion greens (12 oz total) that I bought for the polenta with greens and peppers last night. I enlisted D to team up b/c so … 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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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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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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Spinach pita triangles; garlic/sesame broccoli – 15 June 2015

We had a number of options for dinner. I had planned to cook up the 4 frozen pita doughs I had, two for spinach triangles, the other two to have with hummus I bought at The Cheese Board on Saturday. … Continue reading

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Flatbread with roasted veggies, airport version – 1 January 2015

I had a stopover in the Denver airport, and of the accessible offerings, this flatbread by Einstein Bagels looked most appealing. It was ok, and the veggies were no doubt among the most nutritious things available in the airport, but … Continue reading

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Open faced sandwiches with random stuff; Brussels sprouts – 9 December 2014

Yesterday, thinking D&R had eaten up almost all the bread for lunch, I bought an Acme ciabatta, but then I cut it in half and froze it when we didn’t need it for dinner. I took out half this afternoon, … Continue reading

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Savory pancakes with bacon, dandelion greens, and lemon-parsley butter; green beans – 30 November 2014

I’ve been waiting to make this for weeks. Finally found a time when nothing else was scheduled, when there was no bread, and before the bacon went bad. Amazing. D helped cook this, which made it ge much faster, b/c … Continue reading

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Nachos with black beans and salsa – 11 Sept 2014

I brought home excellent leftover salsa and some black beans from an event at work, and we made nachos with them, using up our Costco $3 mega-bag of tortilla chips. The chips were a bit under the weather, and I … Continue reading

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Eggplant sandwiches where the eggplant is the “bread;” Wild Rice Blend; tomato – 23 July 2014

I made this to use up the fresh mozzarella (Cheese Board person thought the balls were 4 oz but they were 8, so I had bought two when I should have bought one) and then I was reminded it also … Continue reading

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Garlic mashed potatoes; asparagus with feta; smoked salmon salad – 10 March 2014

Once again, D arrived home with no idea what he would cook for dinner, and had an interesting and delicious meal on the table in less than 45 minutes. He found a packet of smoked salmon that someone at work … Continue reading

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Everything soup and a bit of cheddar – 28 July 2013

D decided to use up the lamb broth I made out of the scraps and bones from the lamb chops last week. He used the tops of the leeks that I had also painstakingly cleaned for future stock use, some … Continue reading

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Foccacia with robiola and pate; salad with avocado and olives – 21 April 2013

Addpix I bought Robiola for this dinner a couple of weeks ago, and never found a time to make the foccacia. Finally, we decided on Friday to plan it for tonight. The recipe is from Recipes From Paradise, which is … Continue reading

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Potatoes with Calabrian sausage; broccoli – 3 March 2013

In conversation, D and I came up with two dinners for our last Calabrian sausage from Christopher Lee, so D used half the sausage for each dinner. He boiled Yukon Gold potatoes and cooked the sausage, separated into bits, then … Continue reading

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Tomato basil sauce with shaved daikon radish – 14 February 20132

Last weekend on our favorite trail, I heard two men discussing a recipe. I commented that it was a great “I love Berkeley” moment – you get cooking tips on a hiking trail – and one of the guys repeated … Continue reading

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Young broccoli with a soft-boiled egg; leftover rice with mushrooms – 13 February 2013

D took over cooking, partly because this is a hard week at work for me, and partly because he had some ideas for things to cook, notably this nifty young broccoli he got at the farmers’ market yesterday. He sort … Continue reading

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Jacket potato with Beemster and cannellini beans; broccoli – 13 March 2012

D planned this one in advance. He bought two medium russet potatoes at the Bowl, and microwaved them for about 10 minutes, then opened them, topped with cannellini beans covered with Beemster (a gouda), and broiled to mel the cheese. … Continue reading

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“Baked” potato with sour cream and chives; Brussls sprouts – 11 March 2012

D cooked up a quick and good dinner, after a long day’s (weekend) work. He cooked us each a Yukon Gold potato in the microwave, and finished them off under the broiler, briefly, then topped them with sour cream mixed … Continue reading

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Baked potato with sour cream; espresso cheese; zucchini; cauliflower – 5 March 2012

In order to use up more of the sour cream, D decided to make baked potatoes; however, he didn’t have baking potatoes, and he didn’t have the time to bake potatoes. We had Yukon Golds, so he cleaned up two … Continue reading

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Eggs baked in tomato sauce, with milk-soaked croutons – 6 December 2011

Wow, this was excellent, and really interesting. Another new recipe from our newest cookbooks from ‘ino in New York. D resurrected the remaining croutons from the 4th, which had been in an airtight (more or less) container with a snap-on … Continue reading

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Pancakes with butter for dinner and olollieberry jam for dessert; bacon; Brussels sprouts – 28 September 2011

D is still using up the leftovers M&N brought us on their way back to the airport from their Pt. Reyes vacation. We ate in the sunroom with the center windows wide open, it being one of the hottest days … Continue reading

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