Tag Archives: Carrots

Capon with chile/cilantro rub and roasted carrots; potatoes gratin with poblanos; cavolo nero; Chile Colorado – 22 November 2018

TG dinner was a repeat of Christmas 2017 and several holidays previous – and for a reason. What an outstanding meal! Despite the fact that the oven was failing… This is from Gourmet (R.I.P.) December 2000, which is likely when … Continue reading

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Hyacinth bean, potato, and kale soup; grilled, prosciutto-wrapped radicchio – 7 October 2018

We bought these cool-looking beans at the Saturday market 8 days ago, and have just gotten around to cooking them (they were in fine shape). They are called “Hyacinth beans” and are native to Africa, according to Wikipedia; but these … Continue reading

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Baked Garden Vegetables – 17 March 2018

Not sure why I got a bee in my bonnet about having this right now, except that it seems to me a nice cold weather comfort food. And of course, it’s delicious! The only problem with this concept is that … Continue reading

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Penne with Molinari pepperoni, arugula, and sundried tomatoes; cold veggies – 19 February 2018

This was a delicious pasta – a takeoff on this one from Epicurious, a favorite of R&E’s, but changed a bit due to ingredients on hand plus a whim or two. Also, this is written for two servings, not 8. … Continue reading

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Bean/veggie/penne soup from Christmas capon stock – 2 January 2018

After boiling and reboiling this stock a few times, D finally made it into a soup, and an excellent soup it was! Here are the beans being checked for untoward inclusions: We tried to use up tiny quantities of old … Continue reading

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Chili-rubbed capon roasted with carrots; Chile Colorado; kale with cilantro and white onions; gratin potatoes with roasted poblanos – 25 December 2017

We’ve done this dinner before, more than once. It’s from Gourmet Dec 2000. By Friday we had not taken time to discuss what to cook, and finally I said to R why don’t we just re-run the capon dinner? My … Continue reading

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O-konomi-yaki – 14 December 2017

What a great day! We went into the city by BART, had coffee at Blue Bottle at the Ferry Building, walked to a gallery exhibition I wanted to see on Geary near Market (and added a second while we were … Continue reading

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Pesto with the last of the basil; fruit salad – 15 November 2017

Home again, and eating up what needs to be eaten. First, it’s past the time our basil should have been killed by the weather, so we decided to pull all the plants (one bin, a mature set of stems sold … Continue reading

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Fresh tomato soup; cole slaw; chicken sandwich – 22 October 2017

We’re still in the process of making sure we make all our tomato recipes before the season ends. I realized 1) we hadn’t made “M’s” tomato soup yet, and also the Dirty Girl Produce tomatoes were threatening to go soft … Continue reading

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Using up leftovers: chicken with rice; cooked carrots – 13 June 2017

D wants to use up all the myriad stuff in the fridge. We decided to mix the ~1/4 breast of chicken and the rice left over from the 11th, when we served the with onion/vinegar sauce and tarragon, and just … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken with tarragon; confits of carrots and scallions -12 June 2017

This is from a recipe by Georgeanne Brennan in Potager, one of our most excellent cookbooks. This is what I actually did. Peel and cut up 4 monster carrots (there were leftovers – 3 would do for two people) into … Continue reading

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Lamb Merlot; semolina with bay; asparagus with aioli – 8 May 2017

We had this odd non-cut of a lamb leg in the freezer, left over from some previous lamb dinner (with R&E) when the requested cut was made in the wrong place. Instead of getting a shortened bone-in leg of lamb … Continue reading

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Trinacria veggie lasagna; carrots – 28 December 2016

Decided, with brother B’s agreement, to use the frozen Veggie Lasagna (that’s its official name) that R&E bought at Trinacria in October and left here for B. Looked to me (correctly, as it turned out) that it would serve four, … Continue reading

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Shrimp, watercress, and lemon over gemelli; some version of bok choi – 28 October 2016

Since I cluelessly bought the wrong amount of shrimp yesterday, we had a bunch (in fact, about 12 oz) left, and decided we really needed to cook them today. I originally thought I’d just make a pasta based on last … Continue reading

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BLTs; carrot; magically appearing cake – 8 November 2015

We had sandwiches for both lunch and dinner today. We have been sorting out the food we have that wants eating (filet beans, tomatoes, cream, basil before the cold weather hits, etc.) and have five dinners on the list. Since … Continue reading

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Leftover salmon in a white sauce, served over noodles; cooked carrots – 3 June 2015

Visiting Mom’s; she and I cooked dinner.  [written 150625 based on photos] I suggested we use up more of the pan-fried salmon by making a white sauce and serving over rice. Mom said how about noodles, which I thought was … Continue reading

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Quesadillas with avocado and salsa; corn – 2 June 2015

Still at Mom’s, but I’m cooking (for the local tastes…) [written 150625 based on photos] Woa, this was a big hit! I asked brother B if Mom might like quesadillas, given they are good food and so easy to make, … Continue reading

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Carrot soup; cheese – 22 January 2015

D came home wanting to make soup, and I thought he meant a re-run of the carrot soup he made last Saturday; but he hadn’t thought about what kind of soup. He soon came around to the idea that making … Continue reading

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Leftover scallion soup and cold veggies before the symphony – 15 January 2015

I’m writing this 20150615 based on photos, but the surrounding pictures tell me exactly what dinner was. We went to the symphony, and in our usual manner, all had dinner together before departing. D prepared it, just leftover scallion soup, … Continue reading

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Tagliatelle al ragu di cinghiale; insalata de sedano rapa con maionese al tartufo; carote glassante, chips croccanti e salsa verde – 27 Novembre 2014

Once again, we decided to have for TG nothing we’d ever tried before. We cooked this meal out of three issues of La Cucina Italiana (Italian version, which is very different from the Americanized one). The guys chose the recipes, … 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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Leftover chicken with rice & carrots Provencal; tomatoes! – 22 July 2014

I had thought to use up some basil and the extra ball of fresh mozzarella by making eggplant sandwiches, but those will be tomorrow night. I remembered that we had a small chunk of chicken to use up, plus the … Continue reading

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Merry unbirthday to me – Chez Panisse calzone; carrots Provencal; culled apple salted caramel cheesecake pie – 20 July 2014

This turned out to be a pretty decent day to have moved my birthday to this year. I wanted to cook something we don’t have very often, but shied away from things that are so terribly complicated that we don’t … Continue reading

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Hamburger-noodle casserole; mixed vegetables and added canned corn; refrigerator rolls; lettuce and carrots – 23 May 2014

Classic Mom-dinner here. She wanted to make this, which she says was a favorite of my late sister P. The recipe calls for one medium onion, chopped, and cooked with 1 1/2 lb of beef and 1/2 tsp (or was … Continue reading

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Macaroni and Cheese; canned corn, turkey bacon – 22 May 2014

We didn’t have the cottage cheese for the dish Mom wanted to make, so punted with macaroni and cheese, using Mom’s favorite, longhorn cheddar. She cut chunks of the cheddar, and also mixed in a little milk. We warmed up … Continue reading

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