Tag Archives: Leftover wines

Personal four-cheese pizza; salad with avocado and olives and nifty greens – 3 September 2017

I had another personal pizza today, using up some of the cheese that I think I bought before the Cheese Board’s vacation, for the purpose of making this pizza. More than once, clearly, since I think this is actually the … Continue reading

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Cold “poblano quiche”; marinated red peppers – 2 Sept 2017

Well, this experiment didn’t work, but it was worth a try I guess. Not awful, just not inviting. Last night I cooked an extra poblano quiche for tonight, wanting to see how it would be when cold. Answer: dense, not … Continue reading

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Personal four-cheese pizza; kale from the garden – 5 August 2017

I decided halfway through the day that even if a mass dinner was to be gone to after D&R&E’s show in SF, I would not run in by BART and bus to get there. Two days in a row running … Continue reading

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Lamb kebabs rubbed with spices; broccolini; reheated coconut rice – 18 May 2017

Well, this was pretty cool. Not perfect, but good. We had this coconut rice left over, and I decided it might go well with some middle-eastern-spiced lamb. So I looked up recipes for lamb with cinnamon in them, which led … Continue reading

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Hamburger on a Kaiser roll; celery – 2 March 2017

D & R flying home, and I had not eaten my poppy seed Kaiser roll that we bought from Acme before D left (when they had only 4 round buns and we needed 6 rolls). I defrosted a ~1/2 lb … Continue reading

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Pitas and hummus; piperade; fresh cherry tomatoes – 17 June 2015

OK, concrete pour today! But I was unnecessary in this process, so planned to cook what I didn’t get to last night. Right before dinner, the last baby hummer was discovered on the ground next door, looking extremely itty bitty … Continue reading

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Fried egg and toast – 9 January 2015

[Written 20150614] There was no draft for this dinner, but there is a photo – I really wish I remembered why we decided on a fried egg for dinner… OHO! Nothing like looking at the rest of the pictures from … Continue reading

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Open faced sandwiches with random stuff; Brussels sprouts – 9 December 2014

Yesterday, thinking D&R had eaten up almost all the bread for lunch, I bought an Acme ciabatta, but then I cut it in half and froze it when we didn’t need it for dinner. I took out half this afternoon, … 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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Sausages and Grapes; Brussels sprouts – 11 November 2014

I offered to cook this dinner, for which I bought the mild Italian sausages and Crimson seedless grapes at the Bowl on Sunday. D suggested the rest of the Brussels sprouts as a good, bold veggie to go along with … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce; apples with buffalo gorgonzola – 6 November 2014

D bought a bag of bargain tomatoes sometime… probably Monday or Tuesday… and had set them in boiling water for a minute or two to loosen their skins. They’ve been sitting in the fridge in a bowl since, but he … 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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Bread, cheese, and fresh vegetables – 9 September 2014

D had some idea about dinner with last night’s cheese on the side, but he revised that to be simpler: the cheese, slices of the Acme Pain au Levain, and fresh veggies. Great dinner! For veggies he quartered about 6 … 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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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and romano – 15 July 2014

D cooked his specialty this evening. Mushrooms and pinenuts cooked in olive oil, parsley added, tossed with spaghetti, pecorino romano shaved over the top. Great pasta 🙂 We tried the leftover Madiran but D thought it was “off” and got … Continue reading

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Eggplant and red pepper aioli sandwiches; romano beans – 8 July 2014

We’re trying to use up stuff in the fridge and make easy dinners while we’re both still sick with sore throats and general ickiness. I grilled eggplant slices yesterday to have alongside the pasta, knowing there would be a bunch … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce; salad – 20 March 2014

First day of spring! D made this red sauce a few days ago, using bargain-bag tomatoes he found at the Bowl. It has mushrooms in it, and absolutely tons of oregano, b/c he accidentally pulled up a bunch of oregano … Continue reading

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Herb slab with mushrooms and cannellini; asparagus – 13 March 2014

D invented this dinner for finance night. He didn’t like it, but it was hearty and filling and enjoyable, if not the most delicious thing on the planet. He cooked mushrooms with some onions in olive oil, and used some … Continue reading

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Everything Salad – 9 March 2014

Moi: “I have to type this in before I forget what was in it.” D: “Just look in the fridge.” Salad with whatever-D-found-in-the-fridge. Romaine, hard boiled eggs, blanched asparagus, currants, radicchio, “Baltimore’s own Gunpowder Blue” cheese (bottom right), radishes,  radish … Continue reading

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Potato, pepperoni, and kale soup – 4 March 2014

I made this soup after a recipe posted online. It was terrific! I minced one fattish clove of garlic and sliced and diced about half a yellow onion, then cooked them in avocado oil on medium or medium low, adding … Continue reading

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Pizza Americano – 3 March 2014

I really enjoyed this personal pizza 🙂 I defrosted the last of the mini-crusts this morning, and moved the container from the fridge to the counter when I got home early about 5pm. I later floated the container in warm … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with defrosted tomato sauce – 11 December 2013

D cooked (finally… doing photography in the basement till 8:30 or so…) more of the spaghetti sauce I defrosted the other day, adding mushrooms and some Columbus salsiccie secche from the Bowl – a dry sausage. It was quite tasty, … Continue reading

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Scotch Broth; broccoli – 23 October 2013

We had made lamb broth/stock by boiling the bones from some lamb chops we had eaten, along with one carrot. I took it out today to make this soup, which, in its Campbell’s incarnation, was a favorite of my childhood. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Roma tomatoes, coppa, and Romano beans – 26 August 2013

I was so happy with this dinner! Partly b/c I didn’t have to make it – it just appeared, with my having to contribute only table-cleaning and water-lemoning-and-pouring – but mostly b/c it was really, really delicious! D came home … Continue reading

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Geek salad – 25 August 2013

Which is to say, almost a Greek salad but not quite. Whatever the heck it was, it was great! We didn’t have any feta, but we pretty much had everything else for a Greek salad, and D, having had a … Continue reading

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