Tag Archives: Gift wine

Butternut squash soup; salad; P’tit Basque cheese – 16 December 2014

It was raining a ton … ok let’s see, this is worth writing down. I was trying to get on the road while it was still light, but I didn’t get my “homework” all collected till after 4:30. Still dusky, … Continue reading

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Omelette with chili sauce and basil; salad – 26 November 2014

We had no ideas, and two dozen eggs (by accident) so an omelette seemed just the thing. I suggested to D that he use the chili sauce I got from a friend this summer at the Berkeley Tuesday farmers’ market. … Continue reading

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“Poblano quiche,” baby bok choi – 23 November 2014

I bought eggs, and then D also bought eggs, so we have a couple dozen to use up. Not a problem 🙂 I remembered this recipe when I saw some very happy-looking poblanos at the Bowl, and bought a very … Continue reading

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Sorrel soup; Krauter Schatz cheese – 19 November 2014

It was a grey, somewhat rainy day, and D, knowing about this in advance of course, scheduled the rest of the sorrel soup for this evening. He had said that he thought of having the herb-coated Krauter Schatz cheese (which … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh cranberry beans, breadcrumbs, and parsley; green cauliflower – 18 November 2014

We puzzled on the phone over what to have for dinner, and I came up with this pasta. Almost bought arugula at the Bowl (where I went to see if I could learn what apples they had that were like … 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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Radicchio with pappardelle; bruschetta with cannellini – 15 March 2014

Not sure what reminded me of this dish from Saveur, but we did have 1/4 head of radicchio and a small bit of yellow onion wanting eating, and bacon in the freezer. All that was left was to make the … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce; cranberry beans – 2 September 2013

D made a sauce using a bag of Romas from the bargain veggies shelf at the Bowl. I’m writing this the 7th, so do not remember if this was the first iteration, but I think so. There are mushrooms in … Continue reading

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Marinated beef kebabs with red pepper and onion; couscous with raisins; baby bok choi – 1 June 2013

I decided on this dish to have with a wine gift I had received. This is from Weber’s Big Book of Grilling (the red one), and is officially called Lemon-Herb Beef Kabobs with Couscous Salad. For 1 1/2 lb sirloin … Continue reading

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Mom’s chili; green beans; exceptional wine – 18 December 2011

Tonight I made the chili that Mom used to make every Christmas Eve, to have when everyone was hysterically wrapping presents and generally going nuts. After a simple beginning, the chili simmers for 3-4 hours, while you do other stuff. … Continue reading

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A gift of wine; steak, potatoes and beans to have with it – 3 October 2011

My former student and advisee R left a bottle of Burgundy at my office door today. Shortly thereafter, D emailed to say he’d gotten the stitches out of his thumb, and I playfully suggested we celebrate. Well what the heck, … Continue reading

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Dinner with new friends – 18 August 2011

R’s dear friends J&M invited us to J’s parents’ house in Berkeley. Great meal, even better company – what a wonderful evening! J and her Dad V apparently did most of the cooking. We saw V grilling kefta (lamb with … Continue reading

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Porcini in scamorze; haricots with cippolini – 7 August 2011

I found porcini at the Bowl on Friday and called D to see if he would like them for his Sunday dinner. He said yes, so I bought them, and also cream, so he could make this dish. He pointed … Continue reading

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