Tag Archives: Cheese

Tomato tarts for six, with two cheddars; persimmon salad; romano beans – 15 November 2019

Our dear friends D&J are visiting for a few days. Despite D’s lactose issues, and with the aid of lactase for two of the six gathered, I made two tomato tarts for the six of us, with different cheeses to … Continue reading

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Avgolemono; collards – 15 May 2019

The return of winter weather – another “atmospheric river” is upon us, and it’s grey and rainy – so I said maybe we should have soup. I also wanted to make my boudin blanc pasta, and suggested I could get … Continue reading

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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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Bread, cheese and veggies before the symphony – 2 May 2019

We still had the half-round of Couronne de Fontenay that we didn’t eat on our long hike on the 28th, and I noted that it would make a good quick dinner for before the symphony. We also still had a … Continue reading

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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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Truffled egg toasts and grilled asparagus – 12 April 2019

Our favorite restaurant in NYC – ‘ino – closed, but had a note on their website saying, in part, ‘Thank you for trying our truffled egg toasts.” We just loved that place once  student of mine directed us to it. … Continue reading

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Chicken-basil sausage; Thai jasmine rice; prenatal bok choy – 11 April 2019

We wanted to finish up our taxes, so D suggested an easy dinner – just cook up two of the sausages E&I bought at Costco (despite the “Paleo” brand, which was obviously unrelated to the food) and have some rice … 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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Spaghetti with filet beans and tapenade – 8 April 2019

We are celebrating the return of Gaeta olives to Berkeley Bowl with tapenade recipes. D originally found this in the Chez Panisse book Pasta, Pizza, and Calzone, and he makes it a lot. The tapenade is Gaeta olives, anchovies, garlic, … Continue reading

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Scalloped potatoes with poblanos; roasted asparagus with feta – 4 April 2019

When I needed a tiny bit of roasted poblanos for something… oh right, the sauce for the polenta and black beans… D bought me two whole peppers. I roasted both of them along with the red pepper that went in … 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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Broccoli calzoni – 26 March 2019

We had three broccoli stems to use up, but they were getting old (with gaps down the center, in some cases). D was going to the store, and since we’d planned to use up the stems in this meal but … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; edible-pod peas – 22 March 2019

I wrote up the recipe for this soup here. This time, I made a half-recipe, which is enough for two dinner servings and looks like one lunch, or one more dinner. I used 3 strips of thick-cut Fra’Mani applewood-smoked bacon, … Continue reading

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Omelette with avocado, salsa, and Monterey Jack – 9 March 2019

This is probably my favorite omelette, though D is not as entranced. I make this one, he makes the others (which are excellent, and totally different – Julia Childy). I make the two omelettes separately, one egg for me, typically … 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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Porchetta; fagioli all’uccelletto; grilled zucchini – 2 March 2019

This was a celebration dinner, my excuse to purchase Christopher Lee’s prepared (but uncooked) porchetta, which he describes thus: Loin of Berkshire Pork rolled with Wild Fennel, Rosemary, Sage, and Garlic, tied and oven-ready. Each roast is 4 ribs, total … Continue reading

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[The Day Of Two Pizzas!] Personal pizza with roasted cauliflower and poblano chili, feta, and cilantro; Brussels sprouts. AND piperade pizza – 17 February 2019

When I decided to make the cauliflower wonderfulness again, I realized I would have LOTS of cauliflower left over, and I decided to try roasting some of the florets while the main recipe cooked. I tossed them in olive oil … Continue reading

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Kabocha and potato soup – 11 February 2019

D made a soup to use up the second half of the kabocha squash. It was good – not exciting, but very yummy. He used stock that he made last week from some leek tops, that has been in the … Continue reading

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Marinated swordfish; green beans; rice; range bizarrity – 13 December 2018

So I found this google doc I had made called “try me” and it had an interesting-sounding grilled halibut dish with capers and such, and I decided to try it, since I was going to the Bowl anyway and could … Continue reading

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Supercaulifloweristicexpialidocious – 12 December 2018

Wow. Not sure how I found this recipe – probably some ad popup that looked good enough to follow (and, after all, would have said “epicurious” so no doubt worth it). Anyway, it was absolutely scrumptious! The reviews on the … Continue reading

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Cheeses to try out with “rose” wine; zucchini – 10 December 2018

I had planned to cook “Snow White Soup” tonight, since we have cauliflower, cream wanting using, and cheddar – but that is waiting for tomorrow. We were thinking about bringing cheese again to movie night at our friend J-M’s, and … 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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Fresh tomato soup; Boucherin and crackers – 16 November 2018

A delicious and simple dinner, except for the cleanup 🙂 I kept on choosing more and more tomatoes at the farmers’ market on Tuesday, not particularly knowing what I wanted to do with them, only that it was not long … 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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