Tag Archives: Bacon

Common Grill Black Bean Soup; Brussels sprouts – 30 January 2018

To use up what was about 6.4 oz but should (per the recipe) have been 8 oz of remaining Niman Ranch ham – from a 3/4″ or so thick round slice that was a pound – well, I said I’ll … Continue reading

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Personal pizza with potatoes, ham, and pancetta – 27 January 2018

[Filling in missing posts on 8 February] Another a bit-too-lazy dinner for one – I used the second half of the defrosted pizza dough, and made an ok but not great pizza. Cooked up the next-to-last round of pancetta, and … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken thighs; Thai jasmine rice; piperade – 7 January 2018

I bought a bag of four red bell peppers at the Bowl for I think 89 cents/lb, and another yellow one, expecting to make piperade with a red and a yellow. Also bought two tomatoes for the piperade, thinking I … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; kale – 7 April 2017

Rainy and cold, so I suggested we make a soup. We had planned on nachos soon, so buying salsa and sour cream worked for both that and this soup. I made the soup, changing only a couple things from the … Continue reading

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Cranberry bean and kale soup with anchovy crust – 4 January 2017

It was rainy and miserable looking out, and rather cold (for here) so I wanted to make a soup. Went through my list of soups we have made and D wanted to do this one, despite the difficulty of putting … Continue reading

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Pappardelle with radicchio and bacon – 10 December 2016

Going for as many radicchio recipes as possible to use up the three heads of radicchio that D bought last week in a discount bag for 89 cents/lb. R&E happily took one of the heads, and we are coming close … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; kale – 16 January 2016

This is a delicious soup and great for this rainy, cold (California version) weather.  I wrote it up in some detail here. Changes are: I settled on 1Tbsp plus 1 tsp salt, and that was great. Used Niman Ranch applewood … 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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Warm French green lentil salad with pork belly and potatoes – 11 January 2016

I had my eye on this recipe from David Tanis’ One Good Dish since I picked it up in the store (and bought it immediately – the book fit the “how we really eat” category perfectly and we love it). … Continue reading

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BLTs; carrot; magically appearing cake – 8 November 2015

We had sandwiches for both lunch and dinner today. We have been sorting out the food we have that wants eating (filet beans, tomatoes, cream, basil before the cold weather hits, etc.) and have five dinners on the list. Since … Continue reading

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Papardelle with radicchio, onions, and bacon; wilted arugula – 8 January 2015

D and I collaborated on this one – he took over the prep so I could take a shower before dinner, as I like to do after a long day. We decided on Tuesday not to cook all the pasta … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; Brussels sprouts – 18 December 2014

This hearty soup is from a restaurant in Michigan. Our friends from East Lansing sent us the cookbook, which we enjoy.  Here is my version of the soup, with original in brackets if it differs. Pick over and wash 1 … Continue reading

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Pizza with dandelion greens, bacon, scallions and lemon – 14 December 2014

Lots of happy dandelions in the front yard, and we also had bacon, so I decided to make this pizza. We went to the Bowl to pick up some scallions (had only 2) and other things, including an EQ stash … 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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Omelette with piperade; Romano beans with bacon – 3 November 2014

D cooked a wonderful omelette, but I don’t remember (15th) which cheese he used in it, unfortunately. Over the top, he put some of the piperade he had made the other day out of the red and yellow sweet peppers … Continue reading

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Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Pizza; Carrots – 1 November 2014

I got this idea into my head when we decided we had to have BLTs one more time before the end of tomato season. D got what is probably the last of the tomatoes from Dirty Girl Produce at last … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce, with hamburger, mushrooms, and padron peppers – 1 September 2014

D took the fresh tomato sauce he’d made last week, and updated it with padron peppers and mushrooms. He cooked these, and I think some garlic, in the bacon fat (some of it) that was left over from lunch (see … Continue reading

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Radicchio with pappardelle; bruschetta with cannellini – 15 March 2014

Not sure what reminded me of this dish from Saveur, but we did have 1/4 head of radicchio and a small bit of yellow onion wanting eating, and bacon in the freezer. All that was left was to make the … Continue reading

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Lamb chops with “Lamb Merlot” marinade; kale with bacon; cannellini beans – 25 December 2013

Normally we would have a big feast that requires multiple cooks on Christmas, but with the guys engaged in a construction project-with-deadline, I was pretty much it till dark, so D and I settled on a fairly simple meal to … Continue reading

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Ropa Vieja; black beans and rice; collards with bacon – 24 August 2013

R found four Riojas at Grocery Outlet, and we decided to taste them all with a meal of ropa vieja. I looked around the web for recipes, and found one on About.com that was apparently well received, and had an … Continue reading

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Lamb loin chops; panzanella; collard greens with bacon – 13 July 2013

This is practically a remake of a meal from 7 August 2010.The grilled lamb and pazanella are from Weber’s Big Book of Grilling. Differences from the recipe: There were no rib chops at the Bowl, so I bought 2 loin … Continue reading

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Pizza with caramelized onions, bacon, and fresh mozzarella; romano beans – 16 June 2013

This is a variant on Friday’s (14th) broiled pizza attempt. I think I liked that crust better, but this one was not up to my usual standards, so not a good experimental comparison, unfortunately. I used 1/3 of my usual … Continue reading

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Broiled pizza with onions, bacon, and fresh mozzarella; salad with avocados and olives – 14 June 2013;

I’m writing this 4 July from photos and comments on nearby posts. I’m sure this was the fourth and most successful of the broiled pizza attempts, based on the ideas and recipes in Jim Lahey’s My Pizza. I used the … Continue reading

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Pizza with bacon and dandelion greens – 23 December 2012

Addpix We have some really happy looking dandelion greens in the front yard, and I thought I should make something with them – possible something related to Georgeanne Brennan’s excellent recipe for savory pancakes with bacon and dandelion greens. I … Continue reading

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Maltagliati with bacon and chives; broccoli – 28 June 2012

D  called me from work (since I was not at work today) having decided what he wanted to make for dinner. Could I please make a batch of fresh pasta dough – which has to sit for at least an … Continue reading

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