Tag Archives: Lemon

Savory pancakes with bacon and dandelion greens; haricots – 10 March 2018

I thought of making this to use up the half of a monster bunch of dandelion greens (12 oz total) that I bought for the polenta with greens and peppers last night. I enlisted D to team up b/c so … Continue reading

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Linguine with pancetta-mushroom cream sauce; Romano beans – 21 January 2018

This is a dish from the Contra Costa times [pretty sure] on Wednesday the 24th of July, 1996! I can’t find the article on the web, which I guess, given the date, is not surprising. The dish won the top … Continue reading

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Grilled swordfish; avocado and orange salad – 11 December 2017

This is a recipe from the cookbook Tsunami, from the like-named restaurant in Memphis. R&E ate there several years ago, and brought us this cookbook as a result. I’ve made this a few times before. The fish is simply salted, … Continue reading

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Flatiron steak; refried potato patties; filet beans – 25 November 2017

Another day at the Grand Lake Market for D&R, and so another Prather Ranch opportunity. I asked D to pick up a thin flatiron steak before they ran out, since I was not going to be there till lunchtime, and … Continue reading

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Fettucine with prosciutto, pine nuts, parsley, and lemon; kale – 18 January 2017

This is based on a recipe from Gourmet’s America – IIRC the recipe/photo that convinced me to buy the book, back lo those many years, on the same Costco visit when I bought The Pasta Bible. Woa. This is what … Continue reading

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Shrimp, watercress, and lemon over gemelli; some version of bok choi – 28 October 2016

Since I cluelessly bought the wrong amount of shrimp yesterday, we had a bunch (in fact, about 12 oz) left, and decided we really needed to cook them today. I originally thought I’d just make a pasta based on last … Continue reading

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Shrimp and tomato crostini – 27 Oct 2016

Hm. I made this ages ago – it was published in 1993, but I’m sure I’ve made it since – and remembered it as being really sumptuous, but I didn’t find it so tonight. Pretty, though 🙂 I bought a … Continue reading

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Lemon kefta tagine; couscous – 19 December 2015

I’d been wanting to make this tagine again for awhile – in fact, wanted to make it all last winter but couldn’t find the cookbook (which appeared back on the shelf… just missing it? It’s thin…). So when R&E donated … Continue reading

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Pizza with dandelion greens, bacon, scallions and lemon – 14 December 2014

Lots of happy dandelions in the front yard, and we also had bacon, so I decided to make this pizza. We went to the Bowl to pick up some scallions (had only 2) and other things, including an EQ stash … Continue reading

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Savory pancakes with bacon, dandelion greens, and lemon-parsley butter; green beans – 30 November 2014

I’ve been waiting to make this for weeks. Finally found a time when nothing else was scheduled, when there was no bread, and before the bacon went bad. Amazing. D helped cook this, which made it ge much faster, b/c … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover skirt steak, arugula, and lemon; roasted asparagus – 18 March 2013

D cooked a very interesting and delicious pasta tonight, and added roasted asparagus for a wonderful veggie. He threw cut up leftover skirt steak into olive oil to heat up, then put very thin slices of lemon on top of … Continue reading

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More spaghetti with chicken, asparagus, and lemon – 13 March 2013

D wanted to try his neat pasta of last night with more crisply cooked chicken and more lemon. It was great! For the two of us, he thin-sliced a half lemon and four caperberries, a clove of garlic, and a … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with chicken, asparagus, and lemon – 12 March 2013

D decided last night that he should make a pasta today with some of the leftover chicken from the bird he roasted on Sunday. He cooked some sliced shallots in olive oil, then added chopped caperberries, and chicken chunks, salted … Continue reading

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Pizza with bacon and dandelion greens – 23 December 2012

Addpix We have some really happy looking dandelion greens in the front yard, and I thought I should make something with them – possible something related to Georgeanne Brennan’s excellent recipe for savory pancakes with bacon and dandelion greens. I … Continue reading

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Chicken piccata; baby bok choy – 5 December 2012

I was thinking of making that chicken “bruschetta” with grilled tomato and lettuce, but realized that the choreography of leftovers would not work well at this point. I decided to defrost the chicken (2 breasts in a Costco packet) anyway … Continue reading

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Tagine of spicy kefta with lemon; salad of baby lettuces – 7 June 2012

I had this sudden realization of what I could do with the remaining cilantro, left over from the zucchini and feta pizza. I made this tagine once before, and we all loved it. It’s from “Tagine – Spicy stews from … Continue reading

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Avgolemmono; lettuce wedge – 18 April 2012

D used the stock made from the chicken bones to make an excellent soup – Avgolemmono. The soup’s quality depends on the stock, so using a homemade stock is important. For this soup, you cook sliced mushrooms and add them, … Continue reading

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Curried pork with Thai spinach – 8 January 2012

I made a recipe from Thailand the Beautiful, a gift form R sometime back, and it was good, though I think I would make some changes in the amounts of the ingredients. I would increase the pork, and probably the … Continue reading

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Grilled swordfish; citrus/avocado salad; rice; and a great wine match – 30 December 2011

I cooked a recipe/meal from a cookbook from Tsunami in Memphis, given to us by R&E. I had cooked this before. When our friend V gave D several perfectly ripe avocados, I decided to use one in this meal. Good … Continue reading

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Pasta with chicken, capers, lemon, and parsley; braised greens – 20 December 2011

D suggested this use for the remaining, hard-to-use bits from the chicken. Great idea! I heated the chicken bits in olive oil, and added some lemon juice (we decided some zest would have been a good addition to spike up … 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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Pizza with tomato, feta, lemon, and cilantro – 15 July 2011

Yikes, is it the 15th of July already?? OK, I am cooking again so of course we had pizza. I made a new crust that is 1/4 whole wheat flour, and froze half the recipe. The rest was dinner. This … 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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Savory pancakes with bacon, dandelion greens and lemon-parsley butter – 3 June 2011

I’m only managing to write this on the 19th, but I remember the day pretty well. D and his dad P worked on the front yard, weeding a lot of stuff, but carefully sparing the dandelions, which we consider a … Continue reading

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Avgolemonno – 17 January 2011

D came home cheerily ready to make this wonderful and surprisingly simple soup. He expected, reasonably enough, that the staples the soup depends on would be present in the kitchen. Not so. We had only a small piece of lemon, … Continue reading

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