Tag Archives: capers

Spaghetti alla puttanesca – 30 April 2019

D had in mind to make a Pasta all’Amatriciana, which he read about in the special (come-on?) edition of the new Milk Street magazine from Christopher Kimball. But we don’t have the meat for it, and we did have an … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla puttanesca – 29 March 2019

Knowing we were going to the Monet exhibit, and would be away most of the day and tired by dinnertime, D suggested Puttanesca for dinner. It’s relatively easy though this one had complications we were not expecting. Berkeley Bowl got … 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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Fettucine with mushrooms and pea pods – 7 June 2018

I think I’ve got this recipe for two down, finally. Probably… For two people, one of whom (that would be D) likes large pasta servings (2 oz dried = 1 serving), I use 5 oz dry fettucine. These measurements should … Continue reading

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Using stuff up – 17 October 2017

D&R had a meeting at their art coop, so I was alone for dinner. Tried to find the micro-pizza dough I am still sure I have in the freezer, but didn’t find it. Thought of going to the Bowl to … 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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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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Spaghetti with “lobster” mushrooms and scamorze; salad with radicchio and celery – 4 December 2016

D picked me up close to 6 after my trip home from the ASCB meeting, and then proceeded to make this delicious dinner. He cooked one mediumish (3″ across or so?) lobster mushroom, chopped, in butter, with salt and pepper, … Continue reading

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Shrimp and tomato crostini – 27 Oct 2016

Hm. I made this ages ago – it was published in 1993, but I’m sure I’ve made it since – and remembered it as being really sumptuous, but I didn’t find it so tonight. Pretty, though 🙂 I bought a … Continue reading

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Garlic mashed potatoes; asparagus with feta; smoked salmon salad – 10 March 2014

Once again, D arrived home with no idea what he would cook for dinner, and had an interesting and delicious meal on the table in less than 45 minutes. He found a packet of smoked salmon that someone at work … Continue reading

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Caprese – 21 August 2013

I made a Caprese, using Dirty Girl Produce dry-farmed early girl tomatoes, and Gustosella mozzarella di bufala from The Cheese Board. I bought those yesterday, and also the basil (organic, it seems) from Berkeley Bowl. The capers and the Costco … Continue reading

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Chicken piccata; baby bok choy – 5 December 2012

I was thinking of making that chicken “bruschetta” with grilled tomato and lettuce, but realized that the choreography of leftovers would not work well at this point. I decided to defrost the chicken (2 breasts in a Costco packet) anyway … Continue reading

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“Chicken piccata” pasta with asparagus – in it! – 9 April 2012

D said he was making a chicken piccata thing, but pasta for some reason didn’t cross my mind as an option. Silly, give that he would rather have pasta than Oreos and I have done a chicken piccata pasta myself … Continue reading

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Pasta with chicken, capers, lemon, and parsley; braised greens – 20 December 2011

D suggested this use for the remaining, hard-to-use bits from the chicken. Great idea! I heated the chicken bits in olive oil, and added some lemon juice (we decided some zest would have been a good addition to spike up … Continue reading

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Pizza with tomatoes, feta, lemon, olives, capers, and anchovies – 17 July 2011

This was D’s idea. He suggested it while we were eating our pizza on the 15th – eliminate the cilantro and add capers, anchovies, and olives instead. So, I tried it. Sorry about the fuzzy photo… It was a good … Continue reading

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