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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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Pizza with tomatoes, sage, and gorgonzola – 28 September 2017

Our sage plant is going great guns, and we want to use as much of its bounty as possible before it goes relatively dormant for the winter. I said I’d make a pizza. D says “but we want to use … Continue reading

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Personal four-cheese pizza; salad with avocado and olives and nifty greens – 3 September 2017

I had another personal pizza today, using up some of the cheese that I think I bought before the Cheese Board’s vacation, for the purpose of making this pizza. More than once, clearly, since I think this is actually the … Continue reading

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Personal four-cheese pizza, again; yellow beans – 6 August 2017

The last day of the show in SF, so D was gone for most of it (after I ran him up to the truck rental site). Had a great Skype chat with a former student for a letter. Also had … Continue reading

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Personal four-cheese pizza; kale from the garden – 5 August 2017

I decided halfway through the day that even if a mass dinner was to be gone to after D&R&E’s show in SF, I would not run in by BART and bus to get there. Two days in a row running … Continue reading

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Leftover nasturtium pasta; broccoli – 21 June 2017

When I was making this pasta yesterday I suggested to D that I just make enough for dinner, but he said no, make a whole half recipe and we can have leftovers. I reheated the pasta slowly in a covered … Continue reading

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Penne with nasturtiums in a cheese/cream sauce; baby bok choi – 20 June 2017

This is a favorite recipe that we have at least once a year, while the volunteer nasturtiums are overrunning the yard. We’re a bit late this year, in fact, as they are already fading with the lack of rain (normal, … Continue reading

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Ravioli at Pizza Moda – 24 May 2017

D wanted to go out to Pizza Moda, and who am I to argue with that?? We decided on our last visit to come back the following week and get some of the stuff on the (mostly seasonal) menu that … Continue reading

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Bitty bit of fresh pasta with tomato/chevre sauce; asparagus with aioli – 3 May 2017

Still using up the Laura Chenel goat cheese we opened. Costco is now selling this in a terrible container – too large, and too vulnerable once opened. Bring back the 11-oz logs! But we make an attempt 🙂 I weighed … Continue reading

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Ravioli with herbs and chevre; sauteed celery – 30 April 2017

D went to visit his friend and physical therapist J-M today, and among other things, they discussed the herb-filled gigantic ravioli J-M had had in Italy during her last visit. Also our friends R & L dropped in out of … Continue reading

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Broiled cheese sandwiches and fava beans after the Kermit party – 29 April 2017

Kermit Lynch Wines is 45 years old, and fortunately Mr. Lynch saw fit to celebrate by bringing back the parking lot parties that used to happen 3 times a year (and which were actually Cafe Fanny parties, which explains why … Continue reading

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Personal Four Cheese pizza; kale – 1 March (ack!) 2017

When I was at Cheese Board yesterday buying a half light-bake pizza for 2 lunches, there was no line and no one waiting, and I strained to think of a cheese I should be buying. Rejected the idea b/c I … Continue reading

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Truffled egg toasts with grilled asparagus – 15 November 2015

When I bought the Pain de Mie from Acme for yesterday’s croque monsieur, I realized we could use more of the loaf to have this mega treat again – though we’d have to bite the bullet on buying out-of-season asparagus. … Continue reading

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Pizza with potatoes, prosciutto, and caramelized onions; baby bok choi – 11 January 2015

I was looking through my pizza list for a good winter pizza, and came upon the single word “potato.”  I started playing with that idea, and added in the Fontina Valle d’Aosta we had just bought at The Cheese Board, … Continue reading

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Truffled egg toast with asparagus; cranberry beans; persimmon and walnut salad – 15 November 2014

Having some asparagus that wants eating (in fact, some stalks are sprouting from the tips – but I promise the picture below was taken two days later) and my having discovered in the freezer some Pain de Mie we froze … Continue reading

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Nasturtium pizza – 30 August 2014

I decided to make up a new pizza, to use up at least something in the fridge. But what would it be? I decided to play off the nasturtium pasta recipe I make from The Pasta Bible, since I had … Continue reading

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Simple pizza with Wells sauce, cheeses, and arugula – 27 June 2014

We’re in major housecleaning mode, and out of bread, and also had a small hunk (about 2 oz?) of Fontina Valle d’Aosta to use up. D suggested I use my frozen half-dough to make this simple pizza, which he bloggled … Continue reading

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Pizza with prosciutto, fontina, and arugula; avocado-tomato salad with Padron chilis – 14 July 2013

I had prosciutto, arugula, and Fontina Valle d’Aosta to use up, so I googled those three words plus “pizza” and got several possible recipes. I chose the one that also used tomatoes, b/c we have a bunch of fresh and … Continue reading

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Panini; cannellini bean salad; baby bok choi – 18 June 2013

I’m writing this on 4 July based on photos. I wanted to use up the cannellini bean salad from the 15th, and made a panino (then split in two for D and me) to have with it. Looks like this … Continue reading

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Penne with nasturtiums in creamy cheese sauce; green beans – 17 June 2013

Hm. WordPress looks all different. Seems to work… D reminded me today that I have a large chunk of Fontina Valle d’Aosta from The Cheese Board that I want to use and not let get old. This was an exceptionally … Continue reading

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Truffled egg toasts with asparagus; avocado and olive salad – 9 June 2013

LOL! As I write this, the previous post on this blog is… truffled egg toasts with asparagus, on the 6th. Since I still had asparagus (and the season is ending) and wanted to try these with a different bread, and … Continue reading

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Truffled egg toasts with asparagus pieces; baby bok choi – 6 June 2013

We bought a loaf of Pain de Mie from Acme a couple of weeks ago, in part to make this wonderful dish. I cut off the top and one end of the loaf so as to make it fit into … Continue reading

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Penne with cheese sauce and nasturtiums; grilled zucchini strips – 12 May 2013

Addpix I bought some excellent Roquefort at The Cheese Board last weekend, and used it, and also the wonderful Fontina Valle d’Aosta, in tonight’s pasta. The Roquefort will reappear in a couple of nights on another pasta or the pizza … Continue reading

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Panini with red pepper puree, pesto, and Fontina Valle d’Aosta; baby artichokes – 10 May 2013

Addpix I had other plans for dinner, but I didn’t get home till after 7, so I decided to go for a quick dinner using a Semifreddi Bakery roll I bought and froze last week. It was a “wheat” roll, … Continue reading

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Penne with cheese sauce and nasturtiums – 7 April 2013

Addpix I made ths pasta under false pretenses – I thought I still had some of the excellent Cheese Board Roquefort to use up, and I didn’t; I thought I could use the last of the cream, but it was … Continue reading

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