Tag Archives: Cheddar

Lori’s Pizza at Drake’s Dealership before Apollo 11 – 14 May 2019

Wonderful new place for pizza! I wanted to see Apollo 11 on the big screen, and it was showing exactly one place, for one night, in this area (New Parkway Cinema – good place!). D is steadfastly uninterested in anything … Continue reading

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Refried boiled potatoes with melted cheese on a weird food day – 10 April 2019

Well, for dinner… see above (and that’s a tiny plate – about 5″). But that is a small part of the day. Leaving the lecture on campus later than I expected (7:12, by the clock) I was going to text … Continue reading

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Leftover grilled polenta with black bean salad and poblano/cilantro sauce – 1 April 2019

Well, this couldn’t have been easier. I just took the bean salad and the sauce from the fridge, and also the half-tray remaining of polenta, cut the polenta in half and brushed both sides with canola oil (Wesson, I think … Continue reading

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Omelette with leftover pepper mostarda after a promising city meeting – 5 March 2019

We were not impressed by the red and yellow pepper mostarda paired with the leftover porchetta, but thought perhaps the mostarda would make a good omelette. I realized this would be the night for it, when we would be at … Continue reading

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Pizza with zucchini, corn, feta, and cilantro – 8 December 2018

I decided on this pizza in order to use more of the cilantro we recently bought for… something… oh! the TG capon rub and/or the dino kale recipe. I searched the blog (i.e. bloggled – I hereby claim this word) … Continue reading

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Chicken calavo; curly kale – 7 December 2018

I really wanted to try this again, as I remembered liking it before. We wanted to have chicken to serve with the piperade a couple days ago, and we had a pile of rpie avocados from Costco, so it seemed … Continue reading

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Tomato tart – last of the season – 4 November 2018

[Filling in based on photos and memory, 6 Dec] I asked D if he would like another tomato tart (Warm Tomato, Leek and Cheese Tart, by Paul Bertolli, in the San Francisco Chronicle Cookbook) before the tomatoes are gone, and … Continue reading

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Two kinds of sausage; tabbouleh; red shishito; chard stems – 10 September 2018

D suggested we serve [some of] the rest of last night’s tabbouleh alongside some sausages. I’m always in favor of sausages, so great by me. I looked in the freezer and found two sausages we had traded R&E for, giving … Continue reading

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Fresh pappardelle with sausage and chicory; zucchini – 22 July 2018

D invented this, after a dish I cook with some low frequency, radicchio with bacon/pancetta, the original from Saveur. It mostly worked really well; the only exception is that we misguessed how to cook the chicory, and it was too … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with filet beans and tapenade – 4 June 2018

This is one of D’s favorite things to make – it’s from Chez Panisse Pasta, Pizza, and Calzone. Steam the beans one minute, make the tapenade (garlic + salt -> paste, olive oil, olives, anchovies, cognac). Serve the cooked spaghetti … 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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4/5 Tomato tart; English peas – 21 November 2017

I went to the Tuesday farmers’ market wondering if the heavy rains had eliminated the possibility of more tomatoes from Dirty Girl Produce. But they’re south of here, where it rains less, most of the time, and indeed, there they … Continue reading

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Lamb loin chops; panzanella with eggplant; exploding beer bottle – 23 September 2017

OK, so this set out to be a great dinner and it was, and then the beer (actually, cider) bottle explosion definitely made it a memorable evening. I wanted to make the eggplant panzanella from Weber’s Big Book of Grilling … Continue reading

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Cheese sandwich and cranberry-coated bananas at 35000 feet – 1 December 2016

Decided, since I’d been sick, not to indulge in expensive takeout or wine for dinner in the air on this flight home from Mom and brother B’s. I made a nice sandwich with longhorn cheddar on a pugliese that B … Continue reading

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“Bacon soup”; cheddar and bread – 13 January 2016

D cooked a wonderful, delicious soup, using the stock from cooking the bacon for the French lentil salad the other night. The lentil salad recipe says to keep the liquid in which the bacon slab or pork belly was boiled. … Continue reading

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Seashell macaroni and cheese; broccoli – 2 January 2016

Last dinner at Mom’s before I return home, and we sort of punted it. Was thinking of macaroni and cheese – a favorite with Mom and veggie-bro B – but no macaroni. And also, only a bit of the mild … Continue reading

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Omelette with basil, garlic, and grana padano; broccoli; toast – 4 January 2015

We had sort of planned to do a group cook tonight, but delayed that till tomorrow. I suggested to D that he use the basil I brought back from Mom’s (it would have gone to waste) in an omelette; he … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Summer: The last tomato tart – 2 November 2014

We decided to use up what is likely the last batch of dry-farmed early girl tomatoes from Dirty Girl Produce today, with a tomato tart for dinner, and avocado and tomato for lunch. The tart was really excellent – so … Continue reading

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Tomato tart – 6 September 2014

This is a common tomato-season dinner for us, though this year I’ve made it only once before. It’s a butter pastry crust with chopped leeks cooked in butter, basil, grated cheddar, and tomato slices. My version of the recipe is … Continue reading

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Tomato tarte – 24 July 2014

It’s tomato season! Dirty Girl Produce has their dry-farmed early girls for sale at the Berkeley Tuesday market, so we will indulge in all our favorite tomato recipes for a few months. This tomato tarte is actually called “Warm tomato, … Continue reading

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Tomato tart – 19 October 2013

Having cheddar cheeses, some basil left by our friend M, a leftover leek, and a pile of dry-farmed early girls from Dirty Girl Produce, it seemed obvious I should make this tart again. The recipe is in my post from … Continue reading

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Gazpacho, cheese, and tortilla chips before the Planning Commission meeting – 4 September 2013

D remembered more Tomato Season dishes, and cooked up a couple this week – here is the first. He more or less followed the recipe for Gazpacho in the Victory Garden cookbook, which is terrific – however, I think he … Continue reading

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Tomato tarte – 8 August 2013

In honor of my friends J, who asked for the recipe, and R, who wondered about a “tarte,” I’m writing this one out in detail. It’s summer (i.e. Dirty Girl Produce has tomatoes, finally!) so the tomato recipes come out. … Continue reading

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Tagliatelle with favas and pecorino romano; artichokes – 16 July 2013

I decided last night I needed to use up the fava beans I had bought on the weekend, and D suggested I make a pasta with them. I searched previous blogs and found this dinner by D, where he cooked … Continue reading

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Tomato and leek tart – 6 October 2011

Knowing we would be out of bread tonight, and that he didn’t have time to hang out at home to make some this afternoon, D asked if I could use some of the less-than-stellar Dirty Girl Farm tomatoes (great, just … Continue reading

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