Tag Archives: Entre-deux-mers

Pizza with zucchini, corn, feta, and cilantro. And lime. And red pepper flakes – 9 January 2017

We had cilantro left over from the pinto bean soup, zucchini b/c I bought one (not noticing the half zucchino in the fridge, which today died a sad death resulting in my cleaning out the refrigerator drawer), and feta from … Continue reading

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Grilled cheese sandwiches; pan-toasted almonds; leftover fruit salad – 13 November 2014

D&R went to a potluck lunch today, and D made a nice fruit salad. He went to the Bowl to buy the fruit, and as luck would have it, found a variety of good-looking fruits on the bargain shelves. He … Continue reading

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Dover Sole with rice and mysterious things – 21 January 2014

D cooked for a second night. I got home about 7:15 and smelled fish – hoping it was new fish, and that the house did not still smell of fish from last night! But yes, it was new fish. It … Continue reading

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Asparagus bread pudding; garden salad with nasturtium – 15 May 2011

Ah, the annual asparagus bread pudding 🙂 It’s a lot of work, mostly in cleaning and picking leaves off the herb stems, but it is so worth it! The recipe is from Georgeanne Brennan’s Potager, an outstanding cookbook. We save … Continue reading

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Thai marinated vegetables with noodles and egg – 4 May 2011

D put together a marvelously delicious dinner tonight! He made a dipping sauce – Nuoc Cham –  from our Vietnamese cookbook called Authentic Vietnamese Cooking: Food from a Family Table. He marinated some matchsticked veggies [I think in the dipping … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken breast pieces with oregano; pilaf; steamed artichokes – 12 April 2011

I called D from the Derby St. Farmers’ Market and asked if he wanted anything. I narrated my walk past a few booths, and he said “why don’t you get a couple of artichokes, and we can have those with … Continue reading

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Squash, eggplant and other veggies over rice noodles – 28 March 2011

D cooked up another largish quarter or so of the Kabocha squash (peeled, chunked, and boiled) and also sauteed up garlic, onions, some of those adorable 3″ long fat little eggplants, sliced, and at the end, some mushrooms, and put … Continue reading

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Grilled ham and cheese sandwich and salad before the symphony – 10 March 2011

As is typical for us, we had a quick meal before the Berkeley Symphony concert. Our friend T joined us for both dinner and music. D made sandwiches with some raclette he had bought from the Bowl and some Saag’s … Continue reading

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Luxury cheese and bread to compensate for the City Council meeting – 22 February 2011

Well, the cheese and the baguette were superior. The City Council meeting was a headache, mostly b/c it is obvious the decision has already been made and we are just testifying so they can’t say we didn’t. Last Saturday when … Continue reading

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Leftover everything – 15 February 2011

OK, so I looked in the fridge and there was a little bit of lots of stuff. Still some of the veggies cooked with the chicken, still a few bits of chicken, and a potential lunch of leftover spaghetti with … Continue reading

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Marble potatoes with pickled and sweet red onions; radicchio with prosciutto; random cold veggies – 9 February 2011

D put together an odd but entirely satisfying dinner. He noticed someone at the Bowl buying a bag of these adorable little marble-sizes potatoes in mixed colors – ridiculously expensive but it’s only once in awhile – and got an … Continue reading

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Grilled cheese sandwich; salad; and zucchini with mushrooms, before the symphony – 20 January 2011

We had some bread that was getting on, and needed something quick for dinner before the symphony, so I suggested grilled cheese sandwiches. D, who normally hates suggestions, liked that one. We had some Dubliner cheese in the fridge, and … Continue reading

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Avgolemonno – 17 January 2011

D came home cheerily ready to make this wonderful and surprisingly simple soup. He expected, reasonably enough, that the staples the soup depends on would be present in the kitchen. Not so. We had only a small piece of lemon, … Continue reading

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17 November 2010 – Omelette with ham and emmentaler; brussels sprouts with ham; fresh tomatoes

Another winner from D. This year he studied how Julia Child made omelettes, and he really makes great ones now – fluffy, and cooked just right. This omelette had eggs and milk, salt and pepper, as usual, plus some Saag’s … Continue reading

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2 November 2010 – Frittata with ricotta and pecorino; broccoli; tomatoes

This is the first recipe I’ve made from our new cookbook, My Calabria, by Rosetta Costantino. It was very tasty, and the directions were quite accurate, always a concern with an unfamiliar book. The two of us ate half of … Continue reading

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27 October 2010 – Omelette with fresh herbs and cheese; haricots with onions; fresh tomato

I am really impressed with D’s ability to put together a wonderful meal without planning, and in a short time. We sorted our VISA bill into budgets tonight before dinner, b/c the bread was not done yet, and when we … Continue reading

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24 August 2010 – Fish fillets with homemade salsa and leftover rice

D planned this one knowing that it was going to be another seriously hot day (over 90). It was just about a perfect balance of flavors! He bought what he reports as “63 cents worth of fish” at the Bowl … Continue reading

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