Tag Archives: Cucumber

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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Tabbouleh; cucumber raita – 9 September 2018

Tabbouleh is one of the dishes on my “summer tomatoes” list, and we decided this would be a good time for it. We had three teensy Dirty Girl early girls left from Tuesday, and I gave those to D, while … Continue reading

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Cheese “foccacia” with taleggio; salad with farmers’ market tomatoes – 16 October 2017

The Bowl is trying out selling taleggio, and to encourage them to do that, I bought a couple of packages, totaling about half a pound of cheese, thinking to make this “foccacia,” which is not like any foccacia you’d normally … Continue reading

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Salade Nicoise – 9 October 2017

[This has no meat, but it does have fish. – meatless but not veggie.] We decided to have another Nicoise, using up some things that wanted eating. D’s suggestion, and then we just kept going “oh, and we have X.” … Continue reading

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Another chance for gazpacho; bread & cheese; dinner on the deck – 26 September 2017

It was scheduled to be over 80, even here in the coldest part of the city, so I thought we should take the 3 cups of tomato juice we froze last time and make a second gazpacho from it. Notably, … Continue reading

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Gazpacho – 10 September 2017

Our first gazpacho of the season! Knowing it was supposed to be on the hotter side today (which might mean upper 70s ;)) the other day at the Bowl, I bought a large bottle of Campbell’s tomato juice, which is … Continue reading

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Cold “poblano quiche”; marinated red peppers – 2 Sept 2017

Well, this experiment didn’t work, but it was worth a try I guess. Not awful, just not inviting. Last night I cooked an extra poblano quiche for tonight, wanting to see how it would be when cold. Answer: dense, not … Continue reading

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Gazpacho; chevre – 11 August 2015

D & R are building every day, and though it’s not especially hot, they are feeling the sun and it seemed to D like the time for gazpacho, especially since the Dirty Girl Produce dry-farmed early girls are now out. … Continue reading

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Nicoise Salad – 29 June 2013

I’ve been wanting to make this salad ever since Saveur sent me their Provencal menu. They send very enticing emails. It’s a terrific magazine, to which I’ve subscribed happily for several years. I love beautiful food, so I was totally … Continue reading

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Lamb meatballs over cucumber salad; tomatoes; pear – 23 Sept 2012

I chose this recipe from the Pinxtos book b/c it used ground lamb, which I had had D buy on spec, and also breadcrumbs, which would use up the bread I felt guilty about abandoning when I made the pizza … Continue reading

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Panini; Greek salad – 24 July 2012

I decided to have a Greek salad to use up the feta I bought for… something. Anyway, this is from Mediterranean the Beautiful, which is a decent cookbook full of very nice photos. The recipe is below. I figured out … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken thighs and rice; cucumber salad – 12 July 2012

Our friend M is staying with us, and made this wonderful chicken dinner. He marinated about 4 lb of chicken thighs – about 6 quite large thighs (“thundering thighs” per D) – and grilled them on our range’s grill. Here … Continue reading

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Curried chicken and red pepper; Thai jasmine rice; Thai cucumber relish – 17 June 2012

We had one more Riesling from Grocery Outlet to try, so I made one more Thai-ish meal for the purpose. This is a recipe I found online and liked quite a bit, for its flavor as well as for being … Continue reading

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Tilapia; rice; Brussels sprouts; cucumber relish – 6 July 2011

D was all set to cook some fish with salsa, since we had a lot of salsa leftover from the vat he made for lunch today. However, he was really interested in tasting the fish more on its own, so … Continue reading

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Pork satay with peanut sauce; Thai jasmine rice; cucumber relish; broccolini – 1 July 2011

We were sorting out when to make bread and who was cooking when, when I realized why I had been thinking, last week, about making this pork satay – another from the May edition of Saveur. It uses up the … Continue reading

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Chicken satay; peanut dip; cucumber-carrot pickle; cucumber relish; Thai jasmine rice – 24 June 2011

Wow! A very successful experiment tonight! I tried four more recipes from Saveur, from the May 2011 edition this time, and they all worked. Chicken Satay (Satay Ayam), Javanese Peanut Sauce (Saus Kacang Tanah), and two somewhat similar condiments: Thai … Continue reading

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21 November 2010 – Orecchiette with fresh tomatoes and mushrooms; brussels sprouts with bacon; English cucumber

Once again, D went into the kitchen with no idea what he would cook for dinner, and came up with a fine meal. He rarely uses pasta that’s not “reglear pizgetti” but this time he used some “little ears”, which … Continue reading

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6 March 2010 – Grilled salmon, potatoes with parsley, and a remarkable condiment

This was the second fish I acquired pretty much by accident last week (see Tuna). At the Bowl on Friday, a staffer in the wine section told me about a Portuguese wine that had fruit and spice, and would go … Continue reading

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