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Soup with potatoes, mushrooms, cranberry beans, and parsley; cheese and veggies – 18 Sept 2013

D thought he was going to make his signature pasta with mushrooms, pine nuts, and parsley, but he changed his mind and used some beef broth and some other (?) broth he found in the fridge to make a soup. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce, mushrooms, hard sausage, and old wine – 7 December 2011

D was home before me tonight, astonishingly; he got too cold at his studio and gave up. Cooked a delicious meal, though – just a simple spaghetti. The sauce was fresh tomatoes, bought in a ‘use me quickly’ bag at … Continue reading

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Toulouse sausages; mashed root vegetables; garbanzos with mixed greens; fresh tomatoes – 8 November 2011

D came home after 7 and cooked a nice, and different, dinner, using things form the freezer and others fresh from the farmers’ market today. He defrosted the last two Toulouse sausages that we made with R and our friends … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pinenuts, parsley, and pecorino Romano – 3 November 2011

D made an excellent rendition of his signature pasta – sliced mushrooms cooked in olive oil, pine nuts added to toast them, and parsley tossed in, and possibly also added fresh after cooking. All this is tossed with the cooked … 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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Pancakes with butter for dinner and olollieberry jam for dessert; bacon; Brussels sprouts – 28 September 2011

D is still using up the leftovers M&N brought us on their way back to the airport from their Pt. Reyes vacation. We ate in the sunroom with the center windows wide open, it being one of the hottest days … Continue reading

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Dinner before a City Council meeting – 20 Sept 2011

D prepared a simple dinner that we could eat quickly before leaving for the City Council about 7:15. He had made a salsa with large chunks of tomato and tomatillo, cilantro, and lime, which we had with our Costco tortilla … Continue reading

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Cheeses and cold asparagus for dinner at an unspecified time – 11 August 2011

I thought D&R would be home for dinner, but without a pre-known time, so I went out and bought baguettes and cheeses at the Cheese Board, and some asparagus, which I cooked and chilled, and for which I made some … Continue reading

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Linguine with shell beans and leftover skirt steak; dandelion salad with anchovy dressing – 31 July 2011

OMG the end of July already?? OK, so D cooked dinner tonight as a one-off, b/c I bought him some cranberry beans after he mentioned seeing them at the Bowl. He shelled them, and then cooked them in water with … Continue reading

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Leftover eggplant tagine, this time with couscous – 21 July 2011

Leftovers sure make an easy dinner. I went in to work today and came home about 5, and had a couple of hours to work around the house before I had to start dinner. I just reheated the eggplant tagine … Continue reading

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Pizza with tomatoes, feta, lemon, olives, capers, and anchovies – 17 July 2011

This was D’s idea. He suggested it while we were eating our pizza on the 15th – eliminate the cilantro and add capers, anchovies, and olives instead. So, I tried it. Sorry about the fuzzy photo… It was a good … Continue reading

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Pasta with cranberry beans and soppresatta; zucchini – 7 July 2011

Great dinner tonight! D bought more cranberry beans at the Bowl, and cooked them at lunchtime in lamb stock from the freezer (about a quart). He added savory and thyme from the garden, and boiled them about 1/2 an hour … Continue reading

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Cheeses and sugar snap peas before the City Council meeting – 28 June 2011

Dinner before yet another City Council meeting, so it had to be quick to eat. I went to the Cheese Board and got some Fromager d’Affinois, and also a nifty little ball of chevre, rather solid and creamy, coated with … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce and sausage; sugar snap peas with mint – 22 June 2011

A few days ago at the Bowl I found Roma tomatoes in a ‘use me quick’ 99 cent bag. I brought them home, and D set about making a tomato sauce with them, cooking garlic and onions, the chopped tomatoes, … Continue reading

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Panini on Acme herb slab with roasted red peppers and Bulgarian feta; avocado salad – 20 June 2011

In this dinner, I used up the other two red peppers I had bought in an 89c/lb bag at the Bowl and roasted on the 17th. I made two of them into sauce for the grilled eggplant sandwiches that day, … Continue reading

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Salmon in tarragon cream sauce; taku choi; Thai jasmine rice – 19 June 2011

Well, I had half a cup of heavy cream to find a use for, and also a richly leaved stem of tarragon I didn’t use in the potato salad, so this was the answer. It’s a recipe from Fifteen-Minute Meals … Continue reading

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Pizza with dandelion greens, bacon, scallions and lemon; baby bok choi – 8 June 2011

We ran out of bread, so I took over cooking, with plans to make a pizza. I said to D, “I should make a pizza with dandelion greens,” (there being many plants still in the yard) and D said, “well, … Continue reading

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Grilled cheese and cold veggies before yet another City Council meeting – 31 May 2011

City council meeting again – this time I didn’t have to work right up to the event, so had time to think about what to say. Much less stressful. But we didn’t have time for a relaxed dinner, or much … Continue reading

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Snow White Soup – 26 May 2011

How’s this for a stark-looking meal? 🙂 D made an old favorite of mine, which I don’t think he’s made before. It’s from Alan Hooker’s “Vegetarian Gourmet Cookery”, a cookbook we got from D’s Mom, perhaps… wow, must be 30 … Continue reading

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Hardboiled egg with special salts; tapioca noodles in pad thai sauce; cold veggies – 10 May 2011

D actually started this dinner by trying to figure out what to do with leftover tapioca noodles from last night. They were king of mooshy, but tasty. He had left them out, I suspect to discard them, but I imagined … Continue reading

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Leftover eggplant curry; Thai jasmine rice; fava beans – 5 May 2011

D made this curry with eggplant a couple of days ago, and I thought I would have it for lunch for a few days to finish the leftovers. I then realized that I was being fed for three days in … Continue reading

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Panini, fresh favas, and cold veggies – 27 April 2011

D and I met on the way home (I picked him up as he was walking home) and on the way, I asked him, “Are we having something good for dinner?” He said, “I hope so.” LOL! He is so … Continue reading

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Potato and chard soup in lamb stock; cold veggies – 19 April 2011

D cooked a soup for himself and R the other day, and tonight he added chard to it for dinner. The soup was made from lamb stock, from the bones leftover from dinner on the 16th, with peppercorns, bay, and … Continue reading

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Brie and bread before the City Council meeting – 29 March 2011

Another City Council meeting – more fruitless time being spent when the outcome has already been decided {sigh}. But we had a good brie for dinner, anyway. Actually, we took this meal to City Hall so we could also go … Continue reading

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Kabocha soup with rice on the side – 23 March 2011

This was a fabulous soup! D is so good at just putting things together and having them work. He made this b/c he thought it would be easy for me to eat, and that was correct. He forgot we had … Continue reading

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