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Spaghetti with shell beans and bread crumbs; tomato-basil bruschetta – 3 October 2018

This worked out well. We had planned for D to use the cooked shell beans (the ones in narrow, whitish/cream skins) for a pasta. Then I remembered I’d actually be home just before dinner, as I was attending the Hitchcock … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla Puttanesca; bruschette with tomatoes and basil, cranberry beans – 23 August 2018

We had decided to make bruschetta with the last of the cranberry beans, and moved a pizza back by a day since there was that nice Acme Italian that we kept out for lunch. Decided to add in bruschetta with … Continue reading

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Linguine with pancetta-mushroom cream sauce; Romano beans – 21 January 2018

This is a dish from the Contra Costa times [pretty sure] on Wednesday the 24th of July, 1996! I can’t find the article on the web, which I guess, given the date, is not surprising. The dish won the top … Continue reading

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Cheese “foccacia” with taleggio; salad with farmers’ market tomatoes – 16 October 2017

The Bowl is trying out selling taleggio, and to encourage them to do that, I bought a couple of packages, totaling about half a pound of cheese, thinking to make this “foccacia,” which is not like any foccacia you’d normally … Continue reading

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Bruschettae with beans, and with tomatoes and basil; pasta with parmaggiano; baby bok choi – 29 September 2017

I was sort of going to make ravioli tonight, but just got too unmotivated to go to the Bowl for spinach and go through that whole process by myself. We had cooked fresh cranberry beans that wanted eating, and the … Continue reading

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Ratatoille; bruschetta with cannellini beans – 26 June 2015

[eta: Yikes, WP says this is the 1200th post in this blog! When I fill in more from this spring it will be farther than that numerically, but for now, it’s a bit of a landmark :)] Well, used up … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover sauce; bruschetta with fresh mozzarella and pesto – 16 November 2014

We realized today that we had a lot of bits and pieces in the fridge that wanted eating. We came up with the idea of using the leftover 1/2 ball of Gustosella mozzarella di bufala on bruschettae, along with the … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh heirloom tomato sauce; bruschetta with cranberry beans and mushrooms – 16 September 2014

D found another bag of discounted tomatoes – these, heirlooms – at the Bowl, so he made a pasta sauce with them. He cooked onions and garlic, then added the tomatoes (skinned and chopped) and a lot of basil, presumably … Continue reading

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Contributed dinner with best friends – 12 September 2014

Our friends M&N and their daughter S and SIL M were in town, or nearby, anyway – about an hour away – and invited D, R, and me, and also their/our friends H&K, to a shared dinner, with each making … 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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Gazpacho; bruschettae; cheese – 5 September 2013

D had intended to put croutons on a salad, after promising me the leftover, drying bread would not go to waste – but he forgot. He decided to have them on the last of the gazpacho, which is actually suggested … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato-mushroom sauce; bruschetta with cannellini, boquerones, and piquillo peppers – 10 January 2012

I chose the main picture tonight b/c it was the more novel end of the meal, and also the coolest looking. This is a bruschetta of cannellini beans recooked with garlic and herbs, then topped with boquerones (white anchovies) and … 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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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce; bruschetta with shell beans – 7 October 2011

D went to the Bowl and found another bag of about-to-go-bad Romas on sale for 99 cents. He usually buys these if he can use them right away, and today he made a tomato sauce, using Georgeanne Brennan’s recipe from … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with haricots and olive tapenade; bruschetta with shell beans – 11 July 2011

What a terrific dinner! D made one of his specialties tonight. This recipe is from Chez Panisse “Pasta, Pizza, and Calzone”. He found haricots at the Bowl in a cheapo bag the other day (ok, for haricots, “cheapo” is less … Continue reading

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Wheel pasta with tomato-basil sauce; bruschetta with cranberry beans; cold asparagus with aioli – 27 June 2011

Well, I really had to use up last week’s tomato sauce, and the basil I bought for the eggplant-sandwich pizza the other day had wilted into a sad little bunch of lifeless leaves in one day, so I combined the … Continue reading

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11 November 2010 – Leftover spaghetti sauce, updated; bruschetta

This is the same sauce as I used (defrosted) earlier in the week… was that Monday? … updated with some sliced and sauteed large brown mushrooms that D bought at the Bowl yesterday. I actually cooked the mushrooms (and sauce) … Continue reading

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28 October 2010 – Spaghetti with mushrooms and Toulouse sausage; bruschetta

D dug out a patty of Toulouse sausage that we made on 19 June, and made a pasta with that and mushrooms, in some olive oil. He also made some bruschetta with some Dirty Girl early girls that I got … Continue reading

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9 October 2010 – Fettucine with grilled salmon, capers, red onion, and lemon; bruschetta

I intentionally bought more salmon than I needed for last night, thinking ahead to this dinner after the Kermit Lynch wine tasting lunch, with Christopher Lee cooking. The lunch was terrific. We liked the wines ok, but not so much … Continue reading

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8 September 2010 – Pesto and bruschetta after the neighborhood meeting

We had a meeting of our neighborhood association – which, as co-chair, I led – to finalize a statement to the City Council and the Planning Commission about their plans to put 75-foot buildings encroaching on our neighborhood. Remarkably, though … Continue reading

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11 August 2010 – Calabrian sausages; potatoes with parsley; kale with onions; bruschetta

D & R worked late setting up for their show, and asked me to make them dinner. I thought of pasta, and the bruschetta with the new Dirty Girl tomatoes was a must, but I ended up deciding on serving … Continue reading

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