Tag Archives: Pork

Avocados with cottage cheese and French dressing before the Planning Commission meeting – 7 February 2018

We had pork tenderloin left, enough for sandwiches again, and we had one avocado that was ripening, but perhaps not quite ready. D said let’s have the sandwiches for lunch and see if the avo is rpier for dinner. I … Continue reading

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Sandwiches with leftover grilled pork tenderloin; Brussels sprouts – 5 February 2018

My old notes on the grilled pork tenderloin recipe that we made the 3rd say that it’s worth making just for the leftovers, to use in sandwiches. These were really fine sandwiches, but not as obviously fabulous as the notes … Continue reading

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Grilled pork tenderloin with citrus glaze; choi sum; Thai jasmine rice – 3 February 2018

I was thinking of having the Claiborne & Churchill Dry Gewurtztraminer from the cellar with the meal for which it was bought a few years ago (R’s b/day choice) – a pork tenderloin confit from Gerald Hirigoyen’s Pintxos. Somehow, I … Continue reading

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Posole Rojo – 12 January 2018

What do I call this – takeout? Dinner with friends? E texted us last night asking if we’d like some of the posole she had made – evidently a large recipe – and we of course said an enthusiastic yes! … Continue reading

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Grilled pork chops with sage gremolata; sauteed greens; braised cippollini – 24 December 2017

Traditionally my family had an easy chili for Christmas Eve dinner b/c it went together quickly and then simmered for 3-4 hours while everyone ran around madly trying to do stuff they should have done days – or sometimes weeks … Continue reading

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Pork chops; mixed, leftover rices; edible pod peas – 16 December 2017

D cooked everything tonight. I defrosted a thick, boneless Costco pork chop early in the afternoon, and D took it from there. He split the chop into two thinner chops, seasoned with garlic slices, salt, pepper, and sage, and let … Continue reading

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Grilled pork loin chops; Brussels sprouts; piperade – 4 December 2017

D grilled one boneless top pork loin chop from yesterday’s Costco trip, split into two normal-thickness pieces. He put lots of garlic slices (“which fell off”) on them while they awaited cooking and warmed to room temperature, as well as … Continue reading

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Boudin Blanc and wild mushroom pasta; yellow “wax” beans; lunch at the Beaujolais release party – 18 November 2017

Christopher Lee has fixed whatever machine was broken and is making Boudin Blanc again. When he announced he would have a sausage pop-up, I ordered a pack, as well as his Rapini & Pecorino sausages. I decided to make my … Continue reading

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Fondue with borrowed fondue pot; roasted asparagus – 12 November 2017

Our SIL L suggested we have the family’s traditional cheese fondue, the recipe brought to our (mutual) late MIL by a Swiss exchange student in the 60s. We were sure our FIL P would really enjoy it. Unfortunately, when D … Continue reading

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Trying out E’s jarred family pasta sauce – 7 August 2017

  E tried out making a large batch of her family’s favorite spaghetti sauce – I think it contains both ground beef and ground pork, along with some sweet-flavored spices – and gave us a quart jar of it. I … Continue reading

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Gmish of calabrian sausage, tomatoes, eggplant, and summer squash over rice – 19 June 2017

D wanted to use some of the mound of veggies we got at the farmers’ market Saturday, and suggested we use the last of the Calabrian sausages in the freezer. The previous one was seriously freezer burned 😦 so I … Continue reading

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Leftover French lentil salad – 14 January 2016

On Monday the 11th we left half of everything, separately packaged, so we could have this French lentil salad a second time. I added a bit of water to the lentils and stirred them, also salted them with several shakes … Continue reading

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Leftover rice, porkchops, and baked garden veggies – 12 January 2016

We arranged dinners so as to use up leftovers in the middle of the string. Tonight I chopped up the rest of a red onion in the fridge that had seen better days (just a bit wimpy), and started it … Continue reading

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Warm French green lentil salad with pork belly and potatoes – 11 January 2016

I had my eye on this recipe from David Tanis’ One Good Dish since I picked it up in the store (and bought it immediately – the book fit the “how we really eat” category perfectly and we love it). … Continue reading

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Brined rosemary pork chops; long-cooked kale – 9 Jan 2016

D was concerned that we had a lot of wines in the cellar that we really should be drinking before they get too old. This is the kind of problem to have 🙂 So he chose one out that really … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Trinacria tomato sauce – 23 December 2015

At Mom’s for a bit – the whole family. R&E, who arrived two days earlier, cooked dinner with the spaghetti sauce and pork sausage they’d picked up at Trinacria in Baltimore, while B, D, & I went out to choose … Continue reading

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Pork tenderloin ends; kale; potato(es) – 10 November 2014

D cooked up the pork tenderloin ends left over from last night, when we took a tenderloin from 2012 out of the freezer and used the center half or so to supplement the new one we’d bought at the Bowl. … Continue reading

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(Un)birthday dinner for R from La Cucina Italiana – 9 November 2014

Since R’s birthday fell on a weekday, we decided to celebrate with dinner on the weekend instead. He had been eying two recipes from a copy of La Cucina Italiana that he had borrowed from D. D and I braved … Continue reading

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Rice, crispy lettuce, salsa, and carnitas at a nighttime event – 10 September 2014

I neglected to take a picture of dinner, which was eaten mostly in the dark outside the door of the auditorium, watching a talk that was already underway when I arrived. However, there was a lot of the delicious stuff … Continue reading

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Pork chops with herbs; savory apple (un)compote; potatoes with parsley – 16 July 2014

We loved the apple thingy D made last night, and so D decided to try another tonight with pork chops. He used the good parts of two dropped apples, cutting off the bruises incurred by falling. I found out that … Continue reading

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“Ligurian pork chops”; Thai jasmine rice; Brussels sprouts – 26 January 2014

Since we were going to Costco today, and their boneless pork loin chops were on sale, I offered to cook tonight. The dinner was almost exactly the same as the 3rd of February last year!  I suggested, and D agreed … Continue reading

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Pork tenderloin with cherry glaze; hen-of-the-woods mushrooms; beet greens – 6 July 2013

It’s all about the wine. We decided to go for another Christmas dinner – that’s two in a row – to taste another of the wines from North Berkeley Wines that were on sale.  We chose the Pommard because there … Continue reading

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“Ligurian pork chops,” Thai jasmine rice, Brussels sprouts – 2 February 2013

Tonight we decided would be a “Christmas” – I guess this must be “Christmas in January” – wherein D presents me with a special bottle of wine (which I must share ;)) and we have a really nice meal to … Continue reading

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Burrito alpastor at the West Berkeley candidates’ party – 27 June 2012

Tonight was a party at Urban Ore in support of the fight of West Berkeley residents and businesses against the big developers and the city officials who are rolling out the red carpet for them. The Tacos El Rey taco … Continue reading

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Grilled boneless pork chops; roasted potatoes with garlic and rosemary; grilled asparagus – 14 April 2012

D took two Costco pork chops – by which I mean almost 1/2 pound each, boneless, and an inch and a half thick – and grilled them over rosemary (taken out today by our wondrous neighbor T), after a first … Continue reading

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