Tag Archives: Chardonnay

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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Dinner at Anchalee – 5 July 2017

D knew he might be late working on the studio this evening, b/c he and R were really getting going on the porch walls. He said if he wasn’t ready to cook in time, we could go out to dinner. … 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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Ungreat personal asparagus pizza – 19 May 2017

Darn. I was really looking forward to this pizza, but it wasn’t really much good. Not sure why. Too much asparagus and/or cheese shrouding the scallion taste, perhaps? Asparagus not tasty enough? Really don’t know, since my previous renditions of … Continue reading

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Birthday dinner at Chez Panisse – 28 April 2017

A major birthday for D, so we took R&E and went to Chez Panisse for dinner, having remembered a month in advance to call in for reservations. Next time should get first seating, though, as dinner lasts quite a long … Continue reading

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Chicken Pot Pie and cornbread from a friend – 2 April 2017

Mom’s friend H came over to give B and me a nice little chicken pot pie – two, actually, but we had had a big, late lunch (or second lunch in my case) of somosas and [other things… not sure … Continue reading

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Personal Four Cheese pizza; kale – 1 March (ack!) 2017

When I was at Cheese Board yesterday buying a half light-bake pizza for 2 lunches, there was no line and no one waiting, and I strained to think of a cheese I should be buying. Rejected the idea b/c I … Continue reading

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Omelette with Monterey Jack, fresh salsa, and avocado – 4 February 2017

At Mom and brother B’s, moi cooking. I noticed a display of fresh salsas (and guacamole etc.) at the entrance to the Safeway the other day, and decided to make this favorite omelette of mine. I bought a couple of … Continue reading

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Fettucine with prosciutto, pine nuts, parsley, and lemon; kale – 18 January 2017

This is based on a recipe from Gourmet’s America – IIRC the recipe/photo that convinced me to buy the book, back lo those many years, on the same Costco visit when I bought The Pasta Bible. Woa. This is what … Continue reading

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Denver sandwich; sugar snap peas – 22 December 2016

Moi cooking for brother B and Mom at their house: B not terribly interested in food when he gets home from work but happy to have good, though simple, veggie meals. I thought a Denver sandwich would serve well, and … 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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Cassarecce with French bluefoot mushrooms; persimmon and walnut salad – 12 December 2016

My UPS package due on the 1st, then promised on the 9th, then promised on the 12th, is still not here. But we had a good dinner 🙂 I bought these blue-legged mushrooms at the Bowl yesterday basically b/c I’d … Continue reading

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Paccheri with Christopher Lee’s Boudin Blanc, and Maitake and Eryngii mushrooms; zucchini – 11 December 2016

I decided to try out the Signature Edition version of the McIlroy Chardonnay (2012) from Costco with my Boudin pasta. The recipe for this is here. This time I forgot to buy shallots, but the finely chopped red onion I … Continue reading

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Salmon and zucchini in parchment; rice – 6 July 2016

Still visiting Mom’s: OK, this is the first journal entry I’m actually going to post since the 19th of January. (I have a lot of drafts that I will try to get back to.) I was really excited about this … Continue reading

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Truffled egg toasts with grilled asparagus – 15 November 2015

When I bought the Pain de Mie from Acme for yesterday’s croque monsieur, I realized we could use more of the loaf to have this mega treat again – though we’d have to bite the bullet on buying out-of-season asparagus. … Continue reading

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Chili Relleno, black beans and tortillas at Los Cilantros – 12 November 2015

I went to a talk on “quote mining” at La Pena, and got my dinner at the adjacent/next door restaurant Los Cilantros. I had a chili relleno, which was topped with a squidge of sour cream and swimming in tomato … Continue reading

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Cold cannellini beans and piperade, after having lunch at Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen – 24 June 2015

D and I went to the Napa valley today, where he had an art consultation at 11. He dropped me at V. Sattui, where I enjoyed tasting wines. I hoped to run over to Dean and DeLuca across route 29, … Continue reading

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Seashell pasta with mild cheddar cheese; broccoli; persimmon salad; turkey bacon – 31 December 2014

Mom had the idea of making macaroni and cheese with seashells instead of little curvy macaroni. She cooked the seashells, and I drained them (a challenge – they are little cups and have to be turned over to empty) and … Continue reading

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Pan fried salmon; rice; green beans – 25 December 2014

Looking to the sensibilities of almost-veggie bro B, and those of Mom, who likes to see protein/veggie/starch meals, I suggested salmon for dinner, and this was endorsed by all. The butcher at the Giant cut a long fillet so that … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Ragu and hamburger; lettuce and “baby” carrots – 22 December 2014

Got to Mom’s in time for dinner, after getting up at 3am on the west coast, two flights on different planes, a bus and subway ride, and then being kindly picked up by Brother at the Metro station. Mom cooked … Continue reading

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Butternut squash soup; salad; P’tit Basque cheese – 16 December 2014

It was raining a ton … ok let’s see, this is worth writing down. I was trying to get on the road while it was still light, but I didn’t get my “homework” all collected till after 4:30. Still dusky, … Continue reading

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“Poblano quiche,” baby bok choi – 23 November 2014

I bought eggs, and then D also bought eggs, so we have a couple dozen to use up. Not a problem 🙂 I remembered this recipe when I saw some very happy-looking poblanos at the Bowl, and bought a very … Continue reading

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Sorrel soup; Krauter Schatz cheese – 19 November 2014

It was a grey, somewhat rainy day, and D, knowing about this in advance of course, scheduled the rest of the sorrel soup for this evening. He had said that he thought of having the herb-coated Krauter Schatz cheese (which … Continue reading

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Omelette with chile sauce; turnip greens – 31 July 2014

D made a sorta omelette tonight, to try out this nifty fermented (?) chili sauce I got at the Tuesday farmers’ market. I’m writing this the 11th of August based on photos, so unfortunately I don’t recall all the details. … Continue reading

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Tuna patties; zucchini with walnuts and allspice; rice; lettuce and carrots – 25 May 2014

First attempt to find something Mom would be willing to cook (not complicated) and Bro would be happy to eat (no meat, fish ok). I’ve been trying over the phone to talk Mom into making tuna patties for Bro for … Continue reading

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