Tag Archives: Leeks

Potato, leek, and gruyere tart with thyme; salad – 23 March 2019

D really wanted me to try this tonight, so I did, and was pleased with the results. I’d change a bit, but not a lot. I used the Bertolli crust for the tomato-leek tart, and the recipe for the leeks … Continue reading

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Tomato tart – last of the season – 4 November 2018

[Filling in based on photos and memory, 6 Dec] I asked D if he would like another tomato tart (Warm Tomato, Leek and Cheese Tart, by Paul Bertolli, in the San Francisco Chronicle Cookbook) before the tomatoes are gone, and … Continue reading

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Sorrel soup with leeks and potatoes – 1 October (OMG) 2018

I had been noticing the unused sorrel and unused chives happily growing in the garden (the chives happier than the sorrel, actually – one plant looks a little fall-ish). Remembering that while at the Bowl, I bought a couple of … Continue reading

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Fettucine with pea pods and mushrooms – 24 January 2018

This is the original-size recipe from Georgeanne Brennan’s Potager, with my quantities. Originals in [ ]s. I scaled it down for 4 oz fettucine (for one) tonight, but it should have been even smaller. Try 5 oz for two when … Continue reading

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4/5 Tomato tart; English peas – 21 November 2017

I went to the Tuesday farmers’ market wondering if the heavy rains had eliminated the possibility of more tomatoes from Dirty Girl Produce. But they’re south of here, where it rains less, most of the time, and indeed, there they … Continue reading

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Sorrel, leek, and potato soup – 16 November 2017

Wow, serious rain! D recorded something like 1.8 inches, close to 10% of our usual annual total, over the 24 hours ending at 8am. So, a cold and wet and grey day, which is perfect for soup. I noted upon … Continue reading

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Potato, Leek and Sorrel Soup – 17 November 2014

D has been thinking of making this soup for awhile. I bought extra leeks for him when I shopped for my last tomato tart of the year, which was I think a couple of weeks ago. He used one of … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Summer: The last tomato tart – 2 November 2014

We decided to use up what is likely the last batch of dry-farmed early girl tomatoes from Dirty Girl Produce today, with a tomato tart for dinner, and avocado and tomato for lunch. The tart was really excellent – so … Continue reading

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Tomato tart – 6 September 2014

This is a common tomato-season dinner for us, though this year I’ve made it only once before. It’s a butter pastry crust with chopped leeks cooked in butter, basil, grated cheddar, and tomato slices. My version of the recipe is … Continue reading

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Tomato tarte – 24 July 2014

It’s tomato season! Dirty Girl Produce has their dry-farmed early girls for sale at the Berkeley Tuesday market, so we will indulge in all our favorite tomato recipes for a few months. This tomato tarte is actually called “Warm tomato, … Continue reading

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Leek and olive tart; asparagus with aioli – 24 March 2014

On spring break, so I’m doing the cooking for this week. I made a dish from the second Greens cookbook, which I’ve made before and we’ve really loved. Basically, a yeasted, unkneaded crust of flour, water, softened butter, lemon zest, … Continue reading

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Sorrel and leek soup – 16 March 2014

D cooked two dinners tonight and served one. The served one is leek and sorrel soup from Georgeanne Brennan’s Potager, one of our favorite cookbooks. The sorrel in the garden was looking enthusiastic, so I suggested it was time for … Continue reading

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Tomato tart – 19 October 2013

Having cheddar cheeses, some basil left by our friend M, a leftover leek, and a pile of dry-farmed early girls from Dirty Girl Produce, it seemed obvious I should make this tart again. The recipe is in my post from … Continue reading

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Tomato tarte – 8 August 2013

In honor of my friends J, who asked for the recipe, and R, who wondered about a “tarte,” I’m writing this one out in detail. It’s summer (i.e. Dirty Girl Produce has tomatoes, finally!) so the tomato recipes come out. … Continue reading

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Sorrel, leek and potato soup – 20 March 2013

A rainy and rather dreary first day of spring, and a perfect time for this favorite soup, from Potager by Georgeanne Brennan. D made the stock from the bones and odd bits of last week’s roast chicken. The rest is … Continue reading

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Roast chicken and mixed mostly-root vegetables – 9 March 2013

D decided to roast a chicken, so he would have some materials for dinners this week, as well as an elegant and delicious dinner for a Saturday night. He bought a free-range chicken this morning and immersed it in salt … Continue reading

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Omelette with tomato and arugula; braised leeks with vinaigrette – 15 August 2012

We still had bread, so instead of a pizza, I decided an omelette with arugula and tomatoes would be good. I cut up about half a medium red onion into small dice, and cooked it in butter in a 10″ … Continue reading

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Sorrel soup – 23 May 2012

D wanted to cook tonight because he really wanted to make sorrel soup. Our old sorrel plant finally gave up last year, and D planted a new one this spring. It finally got big enough to raid for soup. The … Continue reading

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Vegetable tart; pear salad – 24 December 2011

This was a delicious tart, especially the crust, which was exceptional. The filling was incredibly time-consuming, but a different filling would work and be less demanding. The recipe is from Cook’s Illustrated, Jan/Feb 2012. The filling is mainly leeks, sauteed … Continue reading

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Dinner at Chez Panisse – 5 November 2011

R turned forty on the 5th, and, true to tradition, we celebrated by taking him and E to Chez Panisse. This was truly an exceptional dinner. I’m starting with the official “dinner shot”, though it was the third course. It … Continue reading

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Leek and fava soup to die for; excellent BLTs – 10 October 2011

Wow, this was the best dinner we’ve had in ages, and it was “just” soup and a sandwich. I got home and found D there already, carrying a bottle of wine up from the cellar. There was a fabulous-smelling leek … Continue reading

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Tomato and leek tart – 6 October 2011

Knowing we would be out of bread tonight, and that he didn’t have time to hang out at home to make some this afternoon, D asked if I could use some of the less-than-stellar Dirty Girl Farm tomatoes (great, just … Continue reading

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Tomato tart – 13 August 2011

D and R were at their show again today, but didn’t have an evening there, so D was home for dinner by 8. I have been waiting to cook this tomato tart until good tomatoes were out. I got Early … Continue reading

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Omelette; braised leeks with vinaigrette – 8 May 2011

I’m writing this on the 9th of July, believe it or not, based on the photo. It was Mother’s Day and R came over with wondrous goodies for dessert after lunch. D cooked a simple dinner of an omelette, and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover tomato/hamburger sauce; steamed leeks with vinaigrette – 11 April 2011

D got home late, and decided just to heat up the spaghetti sauce he’d made the other day, serving it over some boiled spaghetti, with grated parmesan. However, he added a rather special veggie to this. He steamed some leeks, … Continue reading

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