Tag Archives: Fruit dessert

Spaghetti with fava beans and prosciutto; zucchini with onions – 7 July 2019

We decided Friday not to plan Sunday dinner but to punt it; then I went to the Bowl and found, among other things, very nice-looking fava beans, and bought them assuming they’d come in handy at some point. We had … Continue reading

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Bread, cheese and veggies before the symphony – 2 May 2019

We still had the half-round of Couronne de Fontenay that we didn’t eat on our long hike on the 28th, and I noted that it would make a good quick dinner for before the symphony. We also still had a … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla puttanesca – 30 April 2019

D had in mind to make a Pasta all’Amatriciana, which he read about in the special (come-on?) edition of the new Milk Street magazine from Christopher Kimball. But we don’t have the meat for it, and we did have an … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with filet beans and tapenade – 8 April 2019

We are celebrating the return of Gaeta olives to Berkeley Bowl with tapenade recipes. D originally found this in the Chez Panisse book Pasta, Pizza, and Calzone, and he makes it a lot. The tapenade is Gaeta olives, anchovies, garlic, … Continue reading

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Leftover grilled polenta with black bean salad and poblano/cilantro sauce – 1 April 2019

Well, this couldn’t have been easier. I just took the bean salad and the sauce from the fridge, and also the half-tray remaining of polenta, cut the polenta in half and brushed both sides with canola oil (Wesson, I think … 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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Wild rice in a rice mix, cooked with mushrooms and chorizo; piperade – 12 February 2018

D discovered the Spanish chorizo I bought awhile ago for I-don’t-remember-what, and decided to use it. I said “pasta?” and he said “Nooooo” in a “don’t be ridiculous” way – as if somehow this particular kind of sausage would not … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with a creamy gorgonzola sauce; kale – 17 January 2018

We have about 1 1/2 cups of heavy (whipping) cream left after apparently overbuying for Es unbirthday dinner on the 14th. R&E took half of about 3 cups and we have the rest. So, what to do with it? Came … Continue reading

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Semolina/bay patties; chard; Midnight Moon goat gouda – 26 January 2015

This was a piecemeal meal, but it turned out to be a delicious one. We had a lot of extra semolina with bay from last night, and greens (3 for $5) from Happy Boy Farm at the Berkeley farmers’ market … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino – 14 September 2014

D cooking – we hadn’t planned anything, but D noted that we had parsley in the yard, and mushrooms (and of course, always pine nuts) in the fridge, plus a couple of tiny slices of a Long Italian loaf from … Continue reading

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Gazpacho; bruschettae; cheese – 5 September 2013

D had intended to put croutons on a salad, after promising me the leftover, drying bread would not go to waste – but he forgot. He decided to have them on the last of the gazpacho, which is actually suggested … Continue reading

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Garden salad with ham and eggs – 1 September 2013

D made a delicious salad, using whatever he found in the fridge. Of course, the fridge is pretty full at this point… He started with a bed of romaine, and added tomatoes from Tomatero Farm from the Grand Lake market … Continue reading

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Risotto with mushrooms and leftover ham – 4 February 2013

D cooked a delicious risotto tonight. He cooked scallions and mushrooms in oil, then added the few remaining small slices of Kentucky Legend ham that I had defrosted last week or so (cut up!). He used the chicken stock he … Continue reading

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