Tag Archives: North Berkeley Wine

Pizza with Italian sausage, onion, and broccoli rabe – 3 July 2017

D had planned to cook, but wanted not to take off early from building the porch walls on their studio, so I offered to make this pizza. It really wanted making anyway, since I pulled the sausage from the freezer … Continue reading

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Common Grill Black Bean Soup; kale – 7 April 2017

Rainy and cold, so I suggested we make a soup. We had planned on nachos soon, so buying salsa and sour cream worked for both that and this soup. I made the soup, changing only a couple things from the … 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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Grilled cheese sandwich; Brussels sprouts – 7 January 2015

[FIlling in 150614 based on photos!] Looks like we had a grilled cheese sandwich and Brussels sprouts for dinner. Yummy and simple!         The wine was one we got at the North Berkeley Wines half price sale. … 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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Pizza with tomatoes, gorgonzola, and sage – 31 August 2014

This is a follow-on to last night’s pizza. I created a pizza recipe from a pasta recipe in The Pasta Bible; tonight’s is a pizza based on a pasta based on two pastas from The Pasta Bible ๐Ÿ™‚ [A pasta … Continue reading

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Merry unbirthday to me – Chez Panisse calzone; carrots Provencal; culled apple salted caramel cheesecake pie – 20 July 2014

This turned out to be a pretty decent day to have moved my birthday to this year. I wanted to cook something we don’t have very often, but shied away from things that are so terribly complicated that we don’t … Continue reading

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Polenta with Black Bean Salad and Green Chile Sauce – 15 May 2014

Our cilantro is on the verge of bolting, so we assembled some of our cilantro-using recipes to use it while it’s still good. This one basically decimated two of the three plants. Not necessarily a good choice, to tell the … Continue reading

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Pizza with potatoes, grilled red pepper, and olive tapenade; Brussels sprouts – 25 March 2014

Definitely a favorite pizza! I used the recipe I wrote up in January to make this pizza, decreasing the topping ingredients slightly b/c I used 1/3 dough instead of 1/2 dough recipe this time. Also boiled up some Brussels sprouts … Continue reading

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Pizza Americano; broccoli – 23 March 2014

I wasn’t sure how D would react to this all-American pizza, instead of the tomato-sauce-free, veggie-heavy pizzas I usually make, but he deemed it “very good.” Happy ๐Ÿ™‚ This is a remake of a personal pizza I made on 3 … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, and parsley – 6 January 2014

We had a lot of mushrooms to use up, including some D bought and others that R had excess of and gave to us. I suggested D cook his signature pasta, a recipe he invented many years ago, and he … Continue reading

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Pizza with Fontina, Potatoes, and Tapenade – 2 January 2014

I’m finally typing in my version of this most excellent recipe from epicurious.com. The original was from Bon Appetit, so it had some unfortunate pre-made stuff in it (a tube of tapenade???) so this is actually a better version. Ingredients … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce, coppa and mushrooms; bruschettae – 6 September 2013

D loves to make a batch of fresh tomato sauce, and then change it in its leftover incarnations. Tonight he took the sauce with mushrooms that he made on the 3rd, and added more mushrooms, and also a bunch of … Continue reading

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Caprese; grilled zucchini with basil; carrot – 6 August 2013

SUMMER! It’s officially summer when Dirty Girl Produce brings their dry-farmed early girls to the farmers’ market ๐Ÿ™‚ Today was the first day. I had planned, if the tomatoes were there, to make a tomato tart, but I got home … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with cranberry beans, arugula, and pecorino romano; romano beans – 26 July 2013

D bought some cranberry shell beans at the Bowl on I think Wednesday. Yesterday I got home and found the shelled and in the fridge; today, I got home and found them in a pan, cooked to perfection. He boiled … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with ham and pine nuts; romano beans – 25 July 2013

D is cooking, and bought a small package of Kentucky Legend sliced ham yesterday (among other things – when he went to the Bowl just to get bread). He cut a few slices of ham into matchsticks, and cooked those … Continue reading

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Lamb loin chops; panzanella; collard greens with bacon – 13 July 2013

This is practically a remake of a meal from 7 August 2010.The grilled lamb and pazanella are from Weber’s Big Book of Grilling. Differences from the recipe: There were no rib chops at the Bowl, so I bought 2 loin … Continue reading

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Salade Nicoise – 10 July 2013

We still had half a can of tuna (tonno) left, so I decided to make this salad once again. No doubt will make it a few more times over the summer. Here’s what needs to be done: Clean baby potatoes … Continue reading

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Grilled lamb kebobs; fresh shell beans; beet greens – 5 July 2013

I was going to make a polenta and shell beans, butย it got too late for grilled polenta (which has to chill for 4 hours after an hour of prep and before grilling), so I moved that dinner to Sunday, and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with leftover sauce; romano beans with morels – 27 June 2013

D dug around in the fridge for a few minutes, as is his wont, and came up with a yummy dinner – part leftovers, part yummy new inspiration. We’d had bits of leftover cooked spaghetti a couple times in the … Continue reading

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Scrambled egg sandwich; celery – 22 March 2013

Addpix A minimalist dinner tonight, because we had lots of snacks and not a small bit of wine at a nice wine tasting event, by North Berkeley Wine, at The Wooden Duck furniture showroom. I just scrambled up one egg … Continue reading

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