Tag Archives: Dirty Girl Produce

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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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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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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Personal four-cheese pizza; beet greens – 1 November 2018

Filling in on 6 Dec from photos: This was an evening when D&R had a meeting at their art coop, so I had dinner alone. We had Dirty Girl early girls and all the cheeses for this favorite pizza – … Continue reading

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Sausages and grapes; broccoli; shishitos – 24 October 2018

I had a lot of the nice red seedless grapes D bought before leaving – Scarlett something – Scarlet Royal? and decided to use 1/3 pound of them in a favorite fall recipe, Sausages and Grapes, from Gourmet (R.I.P.), now … Continue reading

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Country sage sausage; tomato panzanella; shishitos – 18 October 2018

I wanted to make this panzanella again, partly b/c it was delicious, and partly b/c I have to write a “leftover bread” post for my favorite not-mine blog two days from now. We more or less used this recipe from … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with oyster mushrooms in cream sauce; salad with tomatoes – 21 September 2018

When D asked for mushrooms the other day, and I texted him a list of promising ones at the Bowl, he said Oyster or eryngii. I bought a lot of oysters b/c they looked really wonderful. Very clean and fresh … Continue reading

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Ribs and Pizza at Aisle 5, after 2001 – 24 August 2018

R alerted us to the presence of the restored, original, 70mm version of 2001 showing for its 50th anniversary at the Grand Lake, which is Where To See 2001. We thought we had another week, but fortunately I looked on … Continue reading

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Dinner at Asmara – 8 August 2018

My very old (as in long time), recently reunited friend C was in town with her husband J-P, and they arranged for us to have dinner at the Eritrean/Ethiopian restaurant Asmara, in Oakland, with them, and also our local friends … 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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Spaghetti with fresh cranberry beans; salad – 15 October 2017

D cooked this delicious dinner. He used most of the remaining cranberry beans that we cooked last week (with garlic cloves, rosemary, and salt in the water) and heated them in olive oil, adding marjoram and Greek oregano from the … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Italian sausage, sundried tomatoes, onion, and herbs; pear and walnut salad – 2 October 2017

I picked up a packet of four Italian sausages from Christopher Lee yesterday, and, since we had dinner planned for that night, tonight was the night for one of his sausages. We decided to make a pasta using one sausage, … 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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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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Grilled lamb with “Indian spices”; cumin-spiced kabocha squash; naan – 3 November 2016

I discovered that my remaining half of a large kabocha squash was still doing fine in the fridge, so thought about ways to use it. I came up with one, then decided perhaps it needed lamb to go with, then … Continue reading

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Pizza with tomatoes, onions, arugula, and goat cheese – 12 August 2015

It’s time to have all our tomato foods, and tonight I made a pizza with fresh tomatoes. It was missing some of the tang I wanted, but it was pretty good nevertheless. This is a recipe from The Cheese Board … 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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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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Soup with potatoes, mushrooms, cranberry beans, and parsley; cheese and veggies – 18 Sept 2013

D thought he was going to make his signature pasta with mushrooms, pine nuts, and parsley, but he changed his mind and used some beef broth and some other (?) broth he found in the fridge to make a soup. … Continue reading

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Caprese – 21 August 2013

I made a Caprese, using Dirty Girl Produce dry-farmed early girl tomatoes, and Gustosella mozzarella di bufala from The Cheese Board. I bought those yesterday, and also the basil (organic, it seems) from Berkeley Bowl. The capers and the Costco … Continue reading

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Caprese; grilled zucchini with basil; carrot – 6 August 2013

SUMMER! It’s officially summer when Dirty Girl Produce brings their dry-farmed early girls to the farmers’ market 🙂 Today was the first day. I had planned, if the tomatoes were there, to make a tomato tart, but I got home … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce; brie with herbs; fresh tomatoes – 13 September 2012

Two sources of dinner came together tonight. R finished cleaning out his old apartment last night and celebrated with a good beer, Dirty Girl Produce dry-farmed early girls, and some Fromager d’Affinois herbed brie. He left the rest of the … Continue reading

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Panini; Romano beans; tomatoes – 21 August 2012

We had a relatively busy afternoon, with signing the refi documents, so I planned on something easy. Ended up making it even a bit easier. We are out of frozen pesto cubes, so I decided to buy basil at the … Continue reading

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Fettucine with cannellini and arugula; caprese – 14 August 2012

Another in a series of meals designed to use up a pound of arugula! The Pasta Bible has a cannellini and arugula pasta, and this is largely but not completely based on that. It was ok but not great, which … Continue reading

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