Tag Archives: Basil

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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“Poblano quiche”; panzanella – 24 June 2017

We had half a cup of whipping cream to use up, and I suggested this dish – which we call “poblano quiche” despite its lack of a crust – and D thought that would be great. Amidst all the grilling … Continue reading

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Eggplant sandwiches where the eggplant is the “bread”; wild rice mix – 2 June 2017

We worked out a series of dinners. This one leads into a future pizza, since I grilled the veggies for the pizza (a red pepper; the rest of the eggplant) along with those for dinner (most of the eggplant). This … Continue reading

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Crostini with chevre, sundried tomatoes, and basil; English peas with mint – 2 May 2017

We finally opened the vat of chevre from Costco (I’ve been traveling to see Mom and brother B so much I haven’t had time to use it) and I bloggled to see how I might use it. I found this … Continue reading

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Ravioli with herbs and chevre; sauteed celery – 30 April 2017

D went to visit his friend and physical therapist J-M today, and among other things, they discussed the herb-filled gigantic ravioli J-M had had in Italy during her last visit. Also our friends R & L dropped in out of … Continue reading

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Terrible pizza Margherita; overcooked green beans – 23 December 2016

Still moi cooking at Mom and brother B’s, so brother can take a break from cooking for Mom all the time. But I made a really awful pizza. Backstory is that sometime in the past, when R&E were here, they … Continue reading

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Basil omelette; dino kale – 21 December 2016

Simple dinner at Mom’s, cooking for brother B so he gets some days off. I made an omelette with I think (writing the 1st) two eggs, 1/16 tsp salt, some pepper, and quite a bit of the nice fresh basil … Continue reading

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Leftover curry with rice and Thai basil; naan – 6 December 2016

D picked me up at BART about 7pm after my (not “the”) last day at the ASCB meeting. He just microwaved the excellent leftover mushroom/potato curry and the Thai jasmine rice from a couple nights ago and served that. He … 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 Margherita – 9 November 2015

Time to use up the basil before the cold nights kill it 😦 I suggested I make a pizza Margherita, and D thought that would be fine. I defrosted a small vat saying 2/3 cup Margherita sauce, and cooked it … Continue reading

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Curry with random things – 1 October 2015

D made a most delicious and excellent curry, using whatever amused him. He found a recipe but only slightly followed it (on the Thai Kitchen site). It said how much of the red curry paste to add, and he thought … Continue reading

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Millet and bean salad with tomatoes and basil; zucchini and yellow squash – 27 June 2015

D and a discussed the need to use the rest of the millet from the ratatoille dinner, and also to use basil, so obviously I googled “millet basil.” I got a recipe that we could mimic, though in fact we … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cannellini beans, arugula, and bread crumbs; salad with farmers’ market tomato – 25 June 2015

D said he would cook this nifty pasta but he and R discovered a problem with designing electrical conduit, and by the time they came up with a solution it was 8:30! Meanwhile, I prepped the arugula for the pasta, … Continue reading

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Pizza with tomatoes, basil, and asiago; baby bok choi – 23 June 2015

I originally made this pizza based only on a photo of the pizza of the day sign at The Cheese Board shown in their recipe book. Here is where I explained it pretty well. Tonight I used 3.5 oz grated … Continue reading

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Eggplant sandwiches where the eggplant is the “bread; mixed wild rice – 22 June 2015

This is a dinner I’ve made many times before. Here is one good description of the recipe. Basically, it’s grilled eggplant slices, and between them red pepper puree, basil leaves, prosciutto, and fresh mozzarella. I used a very fat eggplant … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita; green beans – 14 June 2015

I made an new batch of Margherita sauce, and thought I would just get a pizza dough out of the freezer this time, to make it easy. Only problem: no pizza dough in the freezer. It was already about 5:30, … Continue reading

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Omelette with basil, garlic, and grana padano; broccoli; toast – 4 January 2015

We had sort of planned to do a group cook tonight, but delayed that till tomorrow. I suggested to D that he use the basil I brought back from Mom’s (it would have gone to waste) in an omelette; he … Continue reading

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Omelette with tomato-basil sauce and mild cheddar; green beans; pear salad; multi-grain baguette pieces – 29 December 2014

Mom noted that we had about 2 1/2 dozen eggs, and even with using 5 in the poteca we would still have an overstock, so I volunteered to make an omelette for dinner. I mixed three servings separately, one egg … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita (or almost) – 8 November 2014

We were almost out of bread, so of course I spied a pizza opportunity. I had run across a 1/2 cup aliquot of Margherita sauce in the freezer the other day, we have a luxuriously growing basil plant in the … 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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Pizza with tomatoes, basil, and cheeses – 4 October 2014

Out of bread and with asiago in the fridge and basil in the garden, D&I decided this pizza would be a good choice for dinner. I bought tomatoes from Riverdog farm at the market this morning, and sliced these into … Continue reading

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Tomato tart – 6 September 2014

This is a common tomato-season dinner for us, though this year I’ve made it only once before. It’s a butter pastry crust with chopped leeks cooked in butter, basil, grated cheddar, and tomato slices. My version of the recipe is … Continue reading

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Caprese salad; cranberry beans – 2 September 2014

I still had one ball of mozzarella di bufala (Gustosella) in the fridge (in its great new packaging) from over a week ago, and wealso has some basil in a glass on the island waiting to be used. That, and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato/hamburger sauce; salad with tomatoes and celery – 28 July 2014

I got home too late to make the “foccacia” dough I had planned on (even knowing I’d be kinda late, so couldn’t make the pizza I had really planned on) so that is put off a couple of days. Instead, … Continue reading

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