Tag Archives: Bacon

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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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; edible-pod peas – 22 March 2019

I wrote up the recipe for this soup here. This time, I made a half-recipe, which is enough for two dinner servings and looks like one lunch, or one more dinner. I used 3 strips of thick-cut Fra’Mani applewood-smoked bacon, … Continue reading

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Pizza with chicory, bacon, and scallions – 1 March 2019

Filling in old stuff on the 26th. D was home and I suggested I make this favorite pizza, which usually uses dandelion greens, but for which the “Italian chicory” from the garden, which we bought in a six-pack last summer … Continue reading

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Salmon and Scallops Provencale at Ned’s – 26 January 2019

B&L suggested dinner at Ned’s, and I found a really good meal there that was pretty light and veggie-rich, though still rather on the large side. The fact that I ordered an extra order of breadlets didn’t help. They were … Continue reading

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Ribs and Pizza at Aisle 5, after 2001 – 24 August 2018

R alerted us to the presence of the restored, original, 70mm version of 2001 showing for its 50th anniversary at the Grand Lake, which is Where To See 2001. We thought we had another week, but fortunately I looked on … Continue reading

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Dinner at Asmara – 8 August 2018

My very old (as in long time), recently reunited friend C was in town with her husband J-P, and they arranged for us to have dinner at the Eritrean/Ethiopian restaurant Asmara, in Oakland, with them, and also our local friends … Continue reading

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Maltagliati with chives and bacon; salad – 24 July 2018

For the two of us for dinner, we need something like 2/3 of a recipe of Paul Bertolli’s pasta dough – which is irreducible b/c it has one egg – so I dry the remainder in some useful form. When … Continue reading

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Pappardelle with radicchio and bacon; four-lettuce salad – 9 July 2018

We had a little bit of radicchio to use up – about 2.3 oz, as it turns out, in good shape, all usable but the core – so I decided this pasta would be a good use for it. Amazing … 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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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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