Tag Archives: Avocado

Using stuff up – 17 October 2017

D&R had a meeting at their art coop, so I was alone for dinner. Tried to find the micro-pizza dough I am still sure I have in the freezer, but didn’t find it. Thought of going to the Bowl to … Continue reading

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Lamb loin chops; panzanella with eggplant; exploding beer bottle – 23 September 2017

OK, so this set out to be a great dinner and it was, and then the beer (actually, cider) bottle explosion definitely made it a memorable evening. I wanted to make the eggplant panzanella from Weber’s Big Book of Grilling … Continue reading

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Personal four-cheese pizza; salad with avocado and olives and nifty greens – 3 September 2017

I had another personal pizza today, using up some of the cheese that I think I bought before the Cheese Board’s vacation, for the purpose of making this pizza. More than once, clearly, since I think this is actually the … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita – 20 August 2017

I suggested we have this pizza b/c I had two more balls of Gustosella buffalo mozz to use, which I bought on spec before the Cheese Board went on their summer break. We used two of the balls in a … Continue reading

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Nicoise of small round things; Romano beans 18 August 2017

D wanted to use up the radishes and Tokyo turnips, as well as the last three itty quail eggs,  by making another Nicoise salad “with whatever we have around,” rather than shopping for stuff. The other half of the tuna … Continue reading

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Trying out E’s jarred family pasta sauce – 7 August 2017

  E tried out making a large batch of her family’s favorite spaghetti sauce – I think it contains both ground beef and ground pork, along with some sweet-flavored spices – and gave us a quart jar of it. I … Continue reading

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Personal four-cheese pizza, again; yellow beans – 6 August 2017

The last day of the show in SF, so D was gone for most of it (after I ran him up to the truck rental site). Had a great Skype chat with a former student for a letter. Also had … 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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Potluck at the art coop – 23 June 2017

There was a potluck at the coop where D&R’s work is shown, to celebrate their new display boxes and front desk, which both D&R helped with last weekend. I went to Cheese Board and bought a pizza (party cut!), for … Continue reading

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Nachos for dinner on a hot (for us) evening; Fathers Day treats in the afternoon! – 18 June 2017

D & I went out for a long neighborhood workout-walk in the morning. After lunch, R&E showed up with a most wonderful Father’s Day treat. After D painted more on his new studio and I did whatever it was I … 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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Quesadilla – 4 April 2017

Last dinner with brother B. and he chose a quesadilla over an omelette with the same ingredients. We used up the second half of the 8-pack of Mission (brand) 10″ whole wheat tortillas. I grated some Safeway Monterey Jack over … Continue reading

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Omelette with Monterey Jack, fresh salsa, and avocado – 4 February 2017

At Mom and brother B’s, moi cooking. I noticed a display of fresh salsas (and guacamole etc.) at the entrance to the Safeway the other day, and decided to make this favorite omelette of mine. I bought a couple of … Continue reading

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Grilled lamb with “Indian spices”; cumin-spiced kabocha squash; naan – 3 November 2016

I discovered that my remaining half of a large kabocha squash was still doing fine in the fridge, so thought about ways to use it. I came up with one, then decided perhaps it needed lamb to go with, then … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita – 15 January 2016

When we were visiting Mom, D went shopping and bought two mozzarella frescas instead of one fresca and a part-skim. So there was an 8 oz ball of fresh mozz that needed eating. I brought it home with me on … Continue reading

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Pizza with figs, gorgonzola, and arugula – 19 June 2015

I tried a pizza tonight based on one we’d loved at Pizza Moda. This was not as sumptuous, but one must recognize that restaurants make sumptuous dishes in part b/c they don’t have to worry about your health 😉 So … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Summer: The last tomato tart – 2 November 2014

We decided to use up what is likely the last batch of dry-farmed early girl tomatoes from Dirty Girl Produce today, with a tomato tart for dinner, and avocado and tomato for lunch. The tart was really excellent – so … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans, garlic, and breadcrumbs; garlic bread – 7 September 2014

D wanted to use up the delicious fresh cranberry beans he cooked this week, and was inspired by a cookbook I bought on Saturday, One Good Dish, by David Tanis. He has a whole section on using up old bread! … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita; salad with avocado – 28 March 2014

I decided to make a Margherita b/c it was easy, and then found out I was out of frozen aliquots of Margherita sauce. owel. So I made some up, according to this recipe, but added a third 1/4 tsp of … Continue reading

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Risotto with taleggio, kale and parsnips; avocado with olive oil and balsamic vinegar – 31 January 2014

D kept telling me he had an idea for tonight. It turned out he had a few, but settled on rerunning the risotto from La Cucina Italiana that we first cooked on New Year’s Day. [H/T to Issues, on Glen … Continue reading

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Omelettes with Monterey Jack, salsa, and avocado; radish greens – 21 November 2013

D and R had salsa at lunch earlier in the week, and with too little left over for more nachos, I suggested I make my favorite omelettes for dinner. I bought a mega Haas avocado at the Bowl a few … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with basil/walnut pesto; tomatoes, avocados – 24 October 2013

D bought a bunch of basil at the Tuesday market for a dollar and put the stems in water. They started wilting quickly, and I cut off the stem ends, but they still did not recover very well. That put … Continue reading

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Pizza with Margherita sauce and pesto; salad with avocado and olives; The Wine That Got Away – 15 September 2013

I’m going to be cooking Saturdays and Sundays for a bit. Intentionally let the bread run out on sandwiches at lunch using the beef from last night, spreading on the parsley sauce, a thin layer of Dijon mustard, and a … Continue reading

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Grilled beef kebabs; parsley sauce; tomatoes; marble potatoes; salad with olives and avocado – 14 September 2013

I offered to cook, since D was helping R with a project all day. I found some great powerhouse wines in the basement the other day, and decided to cook for one of them (since D is not likely to!). … Continue reading

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White bean, avocado, manchego, and pine nut salad; Marlborough SB tasting – 19 July 2013

R, D, and I went to a tasting of Greek wines at Vintage Berkeley, and decided on one of their wines to have for dinner with this salad. As it turned out, that was the only wine VB did not … Continue reading

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