Tag Archives: Bacon

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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Pappardelle with radicchio and bacon; braised spinach – 20 June 2012

I ran across this pasta recipe when in search of the grilled veggie recipe, and decided to make it since we had some leftover bacon from Sunday lunch. The recipe is almost entirely from Saveur, but here is how I … Continue reading

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Curried chicken and red pepper; Thai jasmine rice; Thai cucumber relish – 17 June 2012

We had one more Riesling from Grocery Outlet to try, so I made one more Thai-ish meal for the purpose. This is a recipe I found online and liked quite a bit, for its flavor as well as for being … Continue reading

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Curried pork with Thai spinach – 8 January 2012

I made a recipe from Thailand the Beautiful, a gift form R sometime back, and it was good, though I think I would make some changes in the amounts of the ingredients. I would increase the pork, and probably the … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover tomato sauce, enhanced with bacon and mushrooms; bruschetta – 14 October 2011

D had some leftover tomato sauce that he made using fresh tomatoes from the Bowl, from a cheapo “use ’em quick” bag. He grilled up the last slice of bacon, and sauteed some sliced brown mushrooms in the bacon fat … Continue reading

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Leek and fava soup to die for; excellent BLTs – 10 October 2011

Wow, this was the best dinner we’ve had in ages, and it was “just” soup and a sandwich. I got home and found D there already, carrying a bottle of wine up from the cellar. There was a fabulous-smelling leek … 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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Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich; broccolini – 9 June 2011

Serious challenge… have to cook when there is bread, so no pizza! I was thinking about the two tomatoes that have been sitting here hoping to ripen, and now looking as though they are tired of the whole thing… what … Continue reading

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Pizza with dandelion greens, bacon, scallions and lemon; baby bok choi – 8 June 2011

We ran out of bread, so I took over cooking, with plans to make a pizza. I said to D, “I should make a pizza with dandelion greens,” (there being many plants still in the yard) and D said, “well, … Continue reading

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Potatoes, omelette, and bacon – 7 June 2011

P flew home this morning, so it’s just the two of us again. D made a simple meal using up the rest of the potatoes that he had boiled and then refried with onions for lunch a couple days ago. … Continue reading

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Savory pancakes with bacon, dandelion greens and lemon-parsley butter – 3 June 2011

I’m only managing to write this on the 19th, but I remember the day pretty well. D and his dad P worked on the front yard, weeding a lot of stuff, but carefully sparing the dandelions, which we consider a … Continue reading

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24 November 2010 – Savory pancakes with bacon, bitter greens, and lemon butter.

This is one of my specialties that D has taken on a couple of times. He and R covered the front yardlet with new soil recently, and rescued a dandelion plant before doing so, so he had to use up … Continue reading

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21 November 2010 – Orecchiette with fresh tomatoes and mushrooms; brussels sprouts with bacon; English cucumber

Once again, D went into the kitchen with no idea what he would cook for dinner, and came up with a fine meal. He rarely uses pasta that’s not “reglear pizgetti” but this time he used some “little ears”, which … Continue reading

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1 November 2010 – Zachary’s stuffed pizza with the students

As is typical, I forgot to photograph my dinner in this unusual circumstance. There was a casual dinner at school where we invited students, and our departmental assistant got Zachary’s stuffed pizza for the occasion. It was, of course, terrific. … Continue reading

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15 September 2010 – BLTs again!

D came home to realize there was very little bread or much of anything else. After some conversation, he decided (with my encouragement) that having BLTs again would be ok, if he could find good bread in the freezer to … Continue reading

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14 September 2010 – BLTs; summer squash with mushrooms

Another simple but delicious dinner. D made bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches on his own bread. He sauteed up some summer squash with mushrooms, and also prepared some plain, fresh, cold veggies. We had the leftover Protocolo and the one … Continue reading

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9 September 2010 – Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches; avocado and tomato salad

I had this sudden flash that we never have BLTs  because we think of them when it’s not tomato season. So now is the time. I went to the Bowl and managed to get several things we needed, counted and … Continue reading

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