Tag Archives: Potatoes

Flatiron steak from Prather Ranch; kale from the garden; boiled and refried Yukon Gold potatoes – 9 September 2017

D&R were at the market again, which was another opportunity to get Prather Ranch beef. D picked up a flatiron steak before they ran out, and cooked that tonight. He sliced garlic and put it on the steak and left … Continue reading

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Nicoise of small round things; Romano beans 18 August 2017

D wanted to use up the radishes and Tokyo turnips, as well as the last three itty quail eggs,  by making another Nicoise salad “with whatever we have around,” rather than shopping for stuff. The other half of the tuna … Continue reading

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Sandwich with leftover chicken; boiled potatoes; baby bok choi – 26 June 2017

This was how we decided to use up the last of the chicken thighs that D grilled a few nights ago. We defrosted three slices of Acme Sweet Batard, to make 1 1/2 sandwiches, and then D realized that there … Continue reading

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Ravioli at Pizza Moda – 24 May 2017

D wanted to go out to Pizza Moda, and who am I to argue with that?? We decided on our last visit to come back the following week and get some of the stuff on the (mostly seasonal) menu that … 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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Tarragon potato salad; favas; cheese – 12 May 2017

D & R were out till 6 getting ready for the market in the (early!) morning, then busy till almost 8 worrying the catch on one of the truck doors, which declined to open when asked. Not a good thing. … Continue reading

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Dinner at Riva Cucina – 11 May 2017

D and I decided finally to get to Riva Cucina, which we had tried to do on 17 December (but they apologetically said they had only one table, by the door, and someone else was asking for it so if … 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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Hamburger on a Kaiser roll; celery – 2 March 2017

D & R flying home, and I had not eaten my poppy seed Kaiser roll that we bought from Acme before D left (when they had only 4 round buns and we needed 6 rolls). I defrosted a ~1/2 lb … Continue reading

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Cranberry bean and kale soup with anchovy crust – 4 January 2017

It was rainy and miserable looking out, and rather cold (for here) so I wanted to make a soup. Went through my list of soups we have made and D wanted to do this one, despite the difficulty of putting … Continue reading

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Leftover curry with rice and Thai basil; naan – 6 December 2016

D picked me up at BART about 7pm after my (not “the”) last day at the ASCB meeting. He just microwaved the excellent leftover mushroom/potato curry and the Thai jasmine rice from a couple nights ago and served that. He … Continue reading

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Skoodgeled hamburger with onions; mashed potatoes; broccoli – 2 December 2016

D had used about 1/2 pack (1/4 lb) of a frozen hamburger aliquot while I was gone, so the rest needed using. D suggested mashing some potatoes, so I did that (Yukon Golds, all we normally have, though I think … 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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“Bacon soup”; cheddar and bread – 13 January 2016

D cooked a wonderful, delicious soup, using the stock from cooking the bacon for the French lentil salad the other night. The lentil salad recipe says to keep the liquid in which the bacon slab or pork belly was boiled. … 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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Emptying the fridge 22 December 2015

Getting ready to fly to Mom’s tomorrow at the crack of dawn – leaving the house well before the crack of dawn, actually – so we tried to eat up everything perishable in the fridge, while also freezing two lunch-sized … Continue reading

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Pizza with roasted red pepper, potatoes, and tapenade – 17 December 2015

Picked a favorite for my b/day (trad.) b/c there was not to be any other celebration – that happens some random time in the summer when life is less busy. So I decided to make one of my favorite pizzas … Continue reading

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Pan-fried salmon; patate arrosto; canned corn – 1 June 2015

Aaack! Can’t believe, with all the time I had to sit at my computer while visiting at Mom’s that I didn’t write up ANY DINNERS. But I cooked most of them, so I can reconstruct based on the photos. I’m … Continue reading

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Potatoes, chorizo and eggs with peas; tangerines – 21 January 2015

D and I spoke less than an hour before dinner, and we were going to talk about what to have for dinner when he got home. I stepped out of the shower to find him with a pan on the … Continue reading

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Scallion soup; chard – 13 January 2015

Another step towards using up the cream – this is not an unpleasant task. I first made this soup  in 2011 and tonight’s was no different, except that instead of putting mostly the solids into the blender, I just blent … Continue reading

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Pizza with potatoes, prosciutto, and caramelized onions; baby bok choi – 11 January 2015

I was looking through my pizza list for a good winter pizza, and came upon the single word “potato.”  I started playing with that idea, and added in the Fontina Valle d’Aosta we had just bought at The Cheese Board, … Continue reading

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Ham, potatoes, and Brussels sprouts – 20 December 2014

D cooked a simple but fine meal, while I prepared to travel to Mom’s for Christmas. He sliced thin slices off the ham I bought for the black bean soup, and fried that with herbs, but alas, I don’t remember … Continue reading

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Pepperoni, potato and kale soup – 11 December 2014

“Biblical rain,” someone called it, so I planned a soup for the rainiest evening. This soup I first made here, and the original is referenced there. I revised it, and will write out the recipe for this more likely version: … Continue reading

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“Pacific Island Skirt Steak”; grilled zucchini; potatoes with parsley and butter – 22 November 2014

I suggested we remove a partial skirt steak from the freezer that I had seen on a previous foray into the lower bin, and use it for dinner tonight. Turned out to be only from this August, probably when our … Continue reading

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Potato, Leek and Sorrel Soup – 17 November 2014

D has been thinking of making this soup for awhile. I bought extra leeks for him when I shopped for my last tomato tart of the year, which was I think a couple of weeks ago. He used one of … Continue reading

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