Tag Archives: Minervois

Spaghetti with filet beans and tapenade – 8 April 2019

We are celebrating the return of Gaeta olives to Berkeley Bowl with tapenade recipes. D originally found this in the Chez Panisse book Pasta, Pizza, and Calzone, and he makes it a lot. The tapenade is Gaeta olives, anchovies, garlic, … Continue reading

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Pizza with tomatoes, basil, and asiago; baby-beet greens – 2 November 2018

I wanted to make this summer pizza before tomatoes are gone in a couple of weeks. I saw, at dinnertime, looking at the original photo from which this recipe was made up – from The Cheese Board’s cookbook – that … Continue reading

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Leftover Baked Garden Vegetables – 20 March 2018

This is spring? {sigh} Well, at least it’s rain we need. It’s been cold and gray and this will continue for several more days, apparently. We planned to do more on our taxes, heading into preparing for Section C – … Continue reading

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Leftover taleggio/kale risotto with freshly cooked parsnips on top – 28 December 2017

My notes said that the amount of parsnips called for in the La Cucina Italiana recipe for this was too small – we used it all up on our first two servings. So this time, I bought two instead of … 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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Leftover nasturtium pasta; broccoli – 21 June 2017

When I was making this pasta yesterday I suggested to D that I just make enough for dinner, but he said no, make a whole half recipe and we can have leftovers. I reheated the pasta slowly in a covered … Continue reading

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Ravioli with ricotta and spinach in sage butter sauce; zucchini – 5 June 2017

We bought ricotta for an experimental ravioli recipe in May, and had a pile of it left, as well as sage leaves in the fridge (from the same dinner, I think) and ancient “cut-leaf” spinach in the freezer. I pulled … Continue reading

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Ricotta and prosciutto ravioli with sage-butter sauce; English peas – 26 May 2017

I used Paul Bertolli’s pasta recipe: 1 cup flour (I scant this) and 1 large egg. “Large” being a variable quantity, I usually add a bit of water to gather up the unwetted bits of flour. Knead, form into a … Continue reading

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Cheese Board pizza – 20 May 2017

Oh, the trials of living in Food Heaven! I really wanted to go get some Cheese Board pizza for lunch, since I was running around town anyway, but I had stuff I needed to use up that would be lunchy. … Continue reading

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Calabrian sausage; broccolini; tarragon potato salad – 13 May 2017

Writing this the 29th, based on memory and photos. We had potato salad to use up, and D suggested we defrost one of Christopher Lee’s Calabrian sausages to have with it. He had bought some broccolini at the Grand Lake … Continue reading

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Crostini with chevre, sundried tomatoes, and basil; English peas with mint – 2 May 2017

We finally opened the vat of chevre from Costco (I’ve been traveling to see Mom and brother B so much I haven’t had time to use it) and I bloggled to see how I might use it. I found this … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with reinvented tomato sauce; Brussels sprouts – 27 March 2014

I am burnt out and don’t want to do any more super-cooking this week, so D suggested I just cook up the fresh tomato sauce he made… not sure when. It’s still good, though. I added water and boiled the … Continue reading

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Grilled polenta with black bean salad – 13 June 2013

I made this at least once previously and our notes said we loved it, so I decided to make it again. The bean salad is also perfectly beautiful! It’s a lot of work, but of course, I made it harder … Continue reading

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Pork chop pasta with sage; avocado salad; asparagus – 16 March 2012

We opened a wine I bought last week at Grocery Outlet – a Minervois that cost $15.99, but allegedly was (once) worth $60. D decided to use the last pork chop (also from Grocery Outlet) in a pasta to go … Continue reading

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Dinner at buvette – 18 November 2011

This was a restaurant D discovered in the New York Magazine online site, where my friend A’s 2010 references to her favorite restaurants all led. We had to wait only about a half hour, though the restaurant was full and … Continue reading

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Patricia Wells’ chevre with tomato sauce, olives, and herbs; baby bok choi – 4 March 2011

OK, this is what we had planned for last night! We had some goat cheese we got from Costco – Laura Chenel – the original California one – and I had a bit of Margherita sauce I thought I could … Continue reading

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11 December 2010 – Grilled, herbed chicken; pilaf; pencil asparagus

But the asparagus was really thinner than a pencil! I sinned… I got Mexican asparagus – not local or seasonal but wow – 99 cents a pound… and this was a “Christmas” dinner where D bought an excellent wine, so … Continue reading

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5 December 2010 – Tagine of lima beans, olives, and cherry tomatoes; pilaf

Walking home from the Kermit Lynch Beaujolais Nouveau party the Saturday before Thanksgiving, we stopped, as we usually do, at The Spanish Table. I found (as I usually do 😉 ) something I wanted to buy – this time a … Continue reading

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