Tag Archives: Fresh mozzarella

Burrata at 86 feet instead of 37,000 – 2 July 2017

When I figured out how to marinate roasted red peppers to my liking, I decided that I would have to try this combination of goodies at home sometime. This is what I order from Vino Volo at airports when I … Continue reading

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Eggplant sandwiches where the eggplant is the “bread”; wild rice mix – 2 June 2017

We worked out a series of dinners. This one leads into a future pizza, since I grilled the veggies for the pizza (a red pepper; the rest of the eggplant) along with those for dinner (most of the eggplant). This … Continue reading

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Pizza with prosciutto, arugula, olives, and mozzarella di bufala – 21 April 2017

I thought of cooking this pizza after looking up “arugula” in this blog. I used the previous post here to construct the pizza. I used two balls of mozz. The pizza ended up very wet (I actually poured off some … Continue reading

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Terrible pizza Margherita; overcooked green beans – 23 December 2016

Still moi cooking at Mom and brother B’s, so brother can take a break from cooking for Mom all the time. But I made a really awful pizza. Backstory is that sometime in the past, when R&E were here, they … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita – 15 January 2016

When we were visiting Mom, D went shopping and bought two mozzarella frescas instead of one fresca and a part-skim. So there was an 8 oz ball of fresh mozz that needed eating. I brought it home with me on … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita – 9 November 2015

Time to use up the basil before the cold nights kill it 😦 I suggested I make a pizza Margherita, and D thought that would be fine. I defrosted a small vat saying 2/3 cup Margherita sauce, and cooked it … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cannellini beans, arugula, and bread crumbs; salad with farmers’ market tomato – 25 June 2015

D said he would cook this nifty pasta but he and R discovered a problem with designing electrical conduit, and by the time they came up with a solution it was 8:30! Meanwhile, I prepped the arugula for the pasta, … Continue reading

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Eggplant sandwiches where the eggplant is the “bread; mixed wild rice – 22 June 2015

This is a dinner I’ve made many times before. Here is one good description of the recipe. Basically, it’s grilled eggplant slices, and between them red pepper puree, basil leaves, prosciutto, and fresh mozzarella. I used a very fat eggplant … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita; green beans – 14 June 2015

I made an new batch of Margherita sauce, and thought I would just get a pizza dough out of the freezer this time, to make it easy. Only problem: no pizza dough in the freezer. It was already about 5:30, … Continue reading

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Pizza with prosciutto, arugula and olives, with mozzarella di bufala – 23 January 2015

This is a pizza from a book from the late NY restaurant ‘ino, which we loved. Never had the pizza there, though. I made this at least once before. Here is tonight’s version, with suggestions for improvement. I used 1/3 … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover sauce; bruschetta with fresh mozzarella and pesto – 16 November 2014

We realized today that we had a lot of bits and pieces in the fridge that wanted eating. We came up with the idea of using the leftover 1/2 ball of Gustosella mozzarella di bufala on bruschettae, along with the … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita (or almost) – 8 November 2014

We were almost out of bread, so of course I spied a pizza opportunity. I had run across a 1/2 cup aliquot of Margherita sauce in the freezer the other day, we have a luxuriously growing basil plant in the … Continue reading

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Caprese salad; cranberry beans – 2 September 2014

I still had one ball of mozzarella di bufala (Gustosella) in the fridge (in its great new packaging) from over a week ago, and wealso has some basil in a glass on the island waiting to be used. That, and … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita; lettuce salad – 18 July 2014

D was going to cook tonight, but was going to be home late. I was going to cook this pizza tomorrow, but was home all day. So I suggested switching, especially since I could put this together so easily, even … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita; zucchini – 30 March 2014

I’m finishing up cooking for awhile b/c of my overloaded schedule for the next week or more. D is taking over. Thank you! I needed to use up one more Gustosella fresh mozzarella di bufala, and D suggested just making … Continue reading

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Eggplant “sandwiches” where the eggplant is the bread; leftover black rice with onions – 29 March 2014

Had a hard time deciding on dinner, partly b/c the ones that made sense required a trip to the Bowl, which is not advisable on weekends. But I did it. Went to the deli, took a number (81 – they … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita; salad with avocado – 28 March 2014

I decided to make a Margherita b/c it was easy, and then found out I was out of frozen aliquots of Margherita sauce. owel. So I made some up, according to this recipe, but added a third 1/4 tsp of … 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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Small plates – 15 July 2013

I had a bunch of things to use up, and some other things I was able to get only in small quantity, so this led to small plates making up the meal. On Saturday I went to The Cheese Board and … Continue reading

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Pizza with caramelized onions, bacon, and fresh mozzarella; romano beans – 16 June 2013

This is a variant on Friday’s (14th) broiled pizza attempt. I think I liked that crust better, but this one was not up to my usual standards, so not a good experimental comparison, unfortunately. I used 1/3 of my usual … Continue reading

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Broiled pizza Margherita; zucchini – 12 June 2013

I decided to try another broiled pizza Margherita, since I had kept 1/4 cup of Margherita sauce from last time and also had some leftover fresh buffalo mozz, though much less than the broiled pizza recipe called for. I wanted … Continue reading

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White “starter” pizza; salad with avocados and olives – 10 June 2013

This is my second attempt at a James Lahey broiled pizza, and it turned out a bit better than the first. I used the other half of the half-recipe of dough I made late last week, which has been in … Continue reading

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Broiled pizza Margherita – 8 June 2013

This was a big experiment, which I went through with despite it being after a big event. Unfortunately, I am writing this on 1 July, but trying to remember it. The experiment was my first broiled pizza, a la James … Continue reading

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Pizza with prosciutto, mozzarella di bufala, arugula, and olives; Brussels sprouts – 24 May 2013

Finishing off all that extra prosciutto di Parma… I found this recipe in one of the cookbooks from ‘Ino, a wonderful little restaurant in the West Village where we ate several times during our 2011 trip to New York. OMG … Continue reading

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Eggplant sandwiches where the eggplant is the “bread”; leftover rice with additions – 18 May 2013

Addpix Yesterday I thought of making a pizza tonight, since we would be out of bread, but for some reason I thought of this recipe that I haven’t made in awhile, which also doesn’t demand bread as an accompaniment. This … Continue reading

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