Tag Archives: Pears

Scalloped potatoes with poblanos; roasted asparagus with feta – 4 April 2019

When I needed a tiny bit of roasted poblanos for something… oh right, the sauce for the polenta and black beans… D bought me two whole peppers. I roasted both of them along with the red pepper that went in … Continue reading

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Roast pheasant with bacon and thyme; mixed wild rice with wild mushrooms; strange, bright-colored pear thing – 23 November 2017

My last winter-celebration dinner at home was TG 2014 – I’ve been off to visit Mom while I could, which was great, but I did miss our big cooking events. So, here we had a good one. E wanted to … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Italian sausage, sundried tomatoes, onion, and herbs; pear and walnut salad – 2 October 2017

I picked up a packet of four Italian sausages from Christopher Lee yesterday, and, since we had dinner planned for that night, tonight was the night for one of his sausages. We decided to make a pasta using one sausage, … Continue reading

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Return to Pizza Moda – 17 December 2014

Unsubtly, I looked up Pizza Moda today (my birthday “trad.”) and discovered they had, back on the menu, the first pizza we’d had there, last January, that really sold us on the place in one bite. Later, I called D … Continue reading

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Matsutake mushroom “quiche”; pear and walnut salad – 24 November 2014

Last night, I noted that I had another 1/2 cup of cream to use up, and D wondered if he could find porcini to do his porcini version (with scamorze) of the same dish. Then he thought that any mushroom … Continue reading

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All Pizza All the Time: #2 – Dinner at Pizza Moda – 12 January 2014

D suggested we go out to a sit-down dinner tonight at Pizza Moda, which I had found through a Google search of local pizza places. It sounded great on Yelp, so we gave it a try. Yelp was right this … Continue reading

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Cacio e pere; warm apple and sage salad – 5 January 2014

Since more than half of the ravioli filling was left over from last night’s recipe from Saveur, D suggested just making the ravioli again, but adding more pear, since we could not really taste the pear last night. I did … Continue reading

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Lamb meatballs over cucumber salad; tomatoes; pear – 23 Sept 2012

I chose this recipe from the Pinxtos book b/c it used ground lamb, which I had had D buy on spec, and also breadcrumbs, which would use up the bread I felt guilty about abandoning when I made the pizza … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Sorrento sauce; pear salad – 10 June 2012

We went to Grocery Outlet about lunchtime, and came across some wines from Brutocao – a Zin and a Cab, both 2008  – and decided to try one of each. D suggested making a pasta tonight to try out the … Continue reading

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Cheese and bread; carrot; pears, before the City Council meeting – 8 May 2012

On Saturday we bought a couple of really good cheeses at The Cheese Board to have for a quick dinner tonight, before heading to the City Council meeting that started at 7. One was a long-time favorite, Le Gariotin, and … Continue reading

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Herb omelette and toast after the neighborhood meeting – 23 April 2012

We got home about 8:30 after the neighborhood meeting (which I led) and D said he had no ideas for dinner. I said “omelette!” He had been talking about an omlette b/c we had extra tarragon and chives from last … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita; pear salad – 22 January 2012

D was getting ready for a trip, so I took over cooking and made a Pizza Margherita. I went to The Pasta Shop in west Berkeley and bought their fresh mozzarella, which is a tasty cow’s milk mozz. Nice that … Continue reading

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Linguine with shiitake stems, oranges and parsley; pear salad – 17 January 2012

D is cooking again, with my semester starting, so he is doing his usual raiding of the fridge, making interesting combinations out of whatever is there. The shiitakes were from … good grief, the 24th of December. They kept remarkably … Continue reading

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