Tag Archives: Cold veggies

Cheese, bread, and cold veggies before the symphony – 2 October 2014

We had tickets to the Berkeley Symphony, and of course had only a short time for dinner after work. D decided we should use up all the little bits of leftover cheese in the fridge. One was a sweet gorgonzola, … Continue reading

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Dinner on the trail – 3 May 2014

D chose a walk in the park to celebrate his (belated) birthday, and we brought dinner with us. He put most of it together. R came too. Let’s see… writing this the 28th, unfortunately, but I know we brought Bonne … Continue reading

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Cheese, bread, and veggies for a simple New Year’s Eve dinner – 31 December 2013

D suggested we have bread and cheese for New Year’s Eve, to go with another bottle of the Claiborne and Churchill dry gewurtztraminer we had a couple of days ago (bought at Berkeley Bowl sometime last year). I went to … Continue reading

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Salad of fresh veggies – 10 September 2013

D made a nice salad for dinner. Nothing particularly unusual, just really tasty. He started with a bed of romaine. He added slices of carrots and radishes from the farmers’ market, wedges of tomatoes from Dirty Girl Produce, also from … Continue reading

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Grilled sturgeon; grilled corn and avocado salsa; Thai jasmine rice; cold veggies – 2 July 2013

D pointed out last night that we had some white wine in the fridge waiting for the right dinner, and then mentioned fish, so I sorted through the Weber grilling books and composed this dinner. The salsa is made by grilling … Continue reading

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Elicoidali with grilled basil chicken and tomato sauce – 11 August 2012

I wanted to grill something for Saturday dinner, and also wanted to avoid the default beef short ribs I’ve used on multiple such occasions recently. I got a humongous bunch of basil at the farmers’ market in South Berkeley on … Continue reading

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Bread and cheese, salad, before the City Council meeting – 12 June 2012

{Written the 30th} Well I didn’t even draft this one, amazingly enough, so this is all from memory and from photos. We had a City Council meeting, that I’m sure of. I bought some cheeses at the Bowl – one … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fava beans and morels (!) – 24 May 2012

I wrote to D this afternoon asking if he had an idea for dinner, since we really hadn’t decided who was cooking. He answered: “Yes” Indeed. He shelled some favas and then boiled them and skinned them, cut up some … Continue reading

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Cheese and bread; carrot; pears, before the City Council meeting – 8 May 2012

On Saturday we bought a couple of really good cheeses at The Cheese Board to have for a quick dinner tonight, before heading to the City Council meeting that started at 7. One was a long-time favorite, Le Gariotin, and … Continue reading

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Odd lots: soup; potatoes with cannellini beans; cold veggies; cheeses – 15 March 2012

D had a good, if a bit odd, dinner waiting for us when we got back from tonight’s neighborhood meeting. He made a soup yesterday for himself and R for lunch, with a canned broth, canned garbanzos, some roundish pasta … Continue reading

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Cannellini beans; angel hair pasta with leftover sauce; cold veggies; before and after a neighborhood meeting – 12 March 2012

I got home with about 10 minutes to spare before our 6:30 neighborhood meeting. Since I was leading the meeting, it would not do to be late. D had a nice plate of veggies for me, of which I managed … Continue reading

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Cheese, bread, hard boiled egg and cold veggies before the Planning Commission meeting – 7 March 2012

D put together a quick but good meal since we had to leave for the Planning Commission meeting by about 6:40. He took out the last of some cheeses he and R had gotten during their recent show, and added … Continue reading

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Riccioli with grilled eggplant, tomatoes, and lots of other stuff; carrots – 12 January 2012

I had a lot of pieces that could have been put together into many different dinners. Finally what decided the matter was D’s leaning toward a Pizza Margherita for tomorrow night, which meant not an eggplant pizza, which left eggplant … Continue reading

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Airplane dinner, but not airplane food – 17 November 2011

D put together a wonderful dinner for our flight. We had an Acme Long Italian loaf last night, and the remainder was left for this dinner. D bought more of that cheese that has espresso pressed into the surface – … Continue reading

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Dinner before a City Council meeting – 20 Sept 2011

D prepared a simple dinner that we could eat quickly before leaving for the City Council about 7:15. He had made a salsa with large chunks of tomato and tomatillo, cilantro, and lime, which we had with our Costco tortilla … Continue reading

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Porcini in scamorze; sea beans – 9 August 2011

We had some porcini and some cream left over from the porcini wonder dinner, so reran that (as planned, really, since D pointed out while I was shopping that both the package of cheese and the package of cream are … Continue reading

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Quick and easy dinner before the LBNL presentation in Emeryville – 8 August 2011

We had to attend another presentation regarding proposed developments for Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s “second campus”, which were being advocated this evening for Berkeley, Emeryville, or a combination of the two. We wanted to arrive early, so had to leave … Continue reading

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Tagine of lamb kefta with lemon sauce; cold veggies – 1 August 2011

I actually USED UP a tin of turmeric. OK, I bought it 20 years ago. 30? At the Coop, which has not existed for a decade or more. But I actually did use it up! And the meal was terrific! … Continue reading

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Grilled cheese and cold veggies before yet another City Council meeting – 31 May 2011

City council meeting again – this time I didn’t have to work right up to the event, so had time to think about what to say. Much less stressful. But we didn’t have time for a relaxed dinner, or much … Continue reading

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Hardboiled egg with special salts; tapioca noodles in pad thai sauce; cold veggies – 10 May 2011

D actually started this dinner by trying to figure out what to do with leftover tapioca noodles from last night. They were king of mooshy, but tasty. He had left them out, I suspect to discard them, but I imagined … Continue reading

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Two cheeses from The Cheese Board; salad of dandelion greens in anchovy dressing with garlic croutons – 2 May 2011

We had planned to eat up the rest of some lovely cheeses that we had for lunch on Sunday, but D also added a very interesting new salad. The picture shows only the salad, which consisted of dandelion greens which … Continue reading

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Panini, fresh favas, and cold veggies – 27 April 2011

D and I met on the way home (I picked him up as he was walking home) and on the way, I asked him, “Are we having something good for dinner?” He said, “I hope so.” LOL! He is so … Continue reading

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Linguine with leftover pork, sage, and orange slices; cold veggies – 20 April 2011

D used up the rest of a previously-cooked pork chop (he used some for lunch for himself and R) that was actually half of a thick Costco chop, which he cooked a couple of days ago. He originally added thin … Continue reading

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Potato and chard soup in lamb stock; cold veggies – 19 April 2011

D cooked a soup for himself and R the other day, and tonight he added chard to it for dinner. The soup was made from lamb stock, from the bones leftover from dinner on the 16th, with peppercorns, bay, and … Continue reading

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Brie and bread before the City Council meeting – 29 March 2011

Another City Council meeting – more fruitless time being spent when the outcome has already been decided {sigh}. But we had a good brie for dinner, anyway. Actually, we took this meal to City Hall so we could also go … Continue reading

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