Tag Archives: Cabernet Sauvignon

Mystery Freezer Stuff with added sausage – 13 November 2018

Since I was going to a 3:30 seminar and coming home on the bus, we decided it would be a good idea to see if there was something in the freezer that wanted eating, rather than counting on me to … Continue reading

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Broccoli calzoni – 2 February 2017

Brother B really liked these calzoni when I made them on a previous visit, so I went for it right away this time. I followed what I did last time. I forgot the recipe had parmaggiano in it and didn’t … Continue reading

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Matsutake mushroom “quiche”; pear and walnut salad – 24 November 2014

Last night, I noted that I had another 1/2 cup of cream to use up, and D wondered if he could find porcini to do his porcini version (with scamorze) of the same dish. Then he thought that any mushroom … 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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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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Skirt steak with mushrooms; Brussels sprouts with bacon – 7 January 2014

We’re in “using stuff up” mode, but trying to do it in good fashion. Tonight it was the rest of the mushrooms that we had around, before we acquired R’s extras that we had last night. I decided to saute … Continue reading

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Beef, red pepper, and onion kebabs; couscous with currants; Romano beans – 5 October 2013

We met a winemaker at Costco who was talking about his wine, encouraging people to try it. Though we don’t often have meals that go with California cabernets, we decided to try a bottle of this wine – Silver Stag … Continue reading

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Grilled beef kebabs; parsley sauce; tomatoes; marble potatoes; salad with olives and avocado – 14 September 2013

I offered to cook, since D was helping R with a project all day. I found some great powerhouse wines in the basement the other day, and decided to cook for one of them (since D is not likely to!). … Continue reading

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Marinated beef kebabs with red pepper and onion; couscous with raisins; baby bok choi – 1 June 2013

I decided on this dish to have with a wine gift I had received. This is from Weber’s Big Book of Grilling (the red one), and is officially called Lemon-Herb Beef Kabobs with Couscous Salad. For 1 1/2 lb sirloin … Continue reading

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Hamburgers; potato salad with tarragon; broccoli – 27 May 2013

Last time we had Round Buns from Acme Bakery, D said he wanted to have hamburgers on them. Today being an all-American holiday, it seemed to be the day for hamburgers and potato salad. I defrosted two of the round … Continue reading

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Panini; Greek salad – 24 July 2012

I decided to have a Greek salad to use up the feta I bought for… something. Anyway, this is from Mediterranean the Beautiful, which is a decent cookbook full of very nice photos. The recipe is below. I figured out … Continue reading

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Baguette and cheese before the City Council meeting – 10 July 2012

D went to the Bowl this morning and picked up an Acme rustic baguette and some goat cheese labeled “Chevre de Bellay with Herb.” Just one? Perhaps. Neither of us could identify the herb(s) in question, which coated the outside. … Continue reading

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Cacio e pepe; fava beans with pecorino and savory – 26 June 2012

D got home about 7:15 and then started to plan dinner. He decided on Cacio e Pepe – which in a pinch one could pretty easily make without a recipe. You cook spaghetti, then toss with olive oil, pepper, and … Continue reading

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Hamburgers; refried potatoes; broccoli – 14 June 2012

We had a cab from Grocery Outlet that I wanted to try before too long, so I just made hamburgers. What the heck. And they were really delicious hamburgers – one of the best I’ve had, I think. The hamburgers: … Continue reading

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Polenta with red and green peppers and mixed greens – 10 July 2011

D cooked an old favorite tonight, with some variations. This is from Georgeanne Brennan’s Potager, one of the best cookbooks we’ve ever had. It has two parts: polenta, 1:6 with water, cooked forĀ  quite a long time, with cheese added … Continue reading

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Chicken, beef, salads, and gnocchi at a friend’s birthday party – 26 June 2011

And the winner is…. the gnocchi, covered in a light creamy basil sauce. Also a tasty roast beef, a tomato-covered chicken, a very nice roasted potato, greens with dressing, and a Greek salad. It was a fine meal, with a … Continue reading

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Dinner for nine: Braised pork with mushrooms; mashed potatoes; sugar snap peas with mint; Peach and raspberry pie; nectarine sorbet with blueberries – 4 June 2011

This was a remarkable meal, cooked principally by the two under-40s (one under-30) with the over-50s (mostly over-60s) providing cooking support, table setting, and assorted wine-drinking assistance. M&N’s daughter S proposed a braised pork recipe for our planned dinner together, … Continue reading

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