Tag Archives: Red table wine

Herb-crusted cauliflower with green beans and small tomatoes – 18 May 2019

This is a complicated recipe till you plot it out – then it’s not hard to follow. The problem is that there are several threads, which split and/or join one another. A flow chart comes in handy. Here’s where I … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alla puttanesca – 30 April 2019

D had in mind to make a Pasta all’Amatriciana, which he read about in the special (come-on?) edition of the new Milk Street magazine from Christopher Kimball. But we don’t have the meat for it, and we did have an … Continue reading

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Pizza with red pepper, onion, feta, and tapenade – 10 February 2019

We still had some Bulgarian feta to use up – about 3 oz, after the rind was cut off – and I found this Cheese Board cookbook pizza on my pizza list, which also said we liked it a lot … Continue reading

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Seven Bean Soup for a rainy, windy night – 16 January 2019

D suggested this a day or two in advance, after seeing the NOAA forecast for our area, which included a 100% chance of rain, and breezy weather with strong gusts of wind. Time for the official start of winter, I … Continue reading

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Punted Chili; zucchini with onions – 19 November 2018

We are trying to empty the fridge of “must-eats” before the Thanksgiving cooking extravaganza. One thing in there was about 2/3 can of kidney beans, plus pretty much all of the liquid from the can. I mentioned to D that … Continue reading

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Tomato tart – last of the season – 4 November 2018

[Filling in based on photos and memory, 6 Dec] I asked D if he would like another tomato tart (Warm Tomato, Leek and Cheese Tart, by Paul Bertolli, in the San Francisco Chronicle Cookbook) before the tomatoes are gone, and … Continue reading

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Hyacinth bean, potato, and kale soup; grilled, prosciutto-wrapped radicchio – 7 October 2018

We bought these cool-looking beans at the Saturday market 8 days ago, and have just gotten around to cooking them (they were in fine shape). They are called “Hyacinth beans” and are native to Africa, according to Wikipedia; but these … Continue reading

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Four-cheese pizza; salad – 26 August 2018

This is the second four-cheese pizza I’ve made recently. I haven’t written the previous one up yet, so this will be my recipe post, I guess, since somehow the entire recipe doesn’t seem to appear on this blog. The original … Continue reading

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Risotto with taleggio, kale, sweet&sour parsnips, and not enough rice – 8 July 2018

D found parsnips at the farmers’ market awhile back and bought them, thinking to make this risotto (I wrote in the recipe here). We finally got to Cheese Board for taleggio on Thursday, and I bought the kale at the … Continue reading

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Baked Garden Vegetables – 17 March 2018

Not sure why I got a bee in my bonnet about having this right now, except that it seems to me a nice cold weather comfort food. And of course, it’s delicious! The only problem with this concept is that … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken thighs; endive with milk-soaked croutons; semolina with bay – 11 March 2018

This came about when trying to come up with a main dish to have with braised endive with milk-soaked croutons (from ‘ino). Which got onto the agenda when I foolishly left out two “seeds” from the Acme Pain Epis after … Continue reading

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Hamburgers; refried potatoes; carrot sticks – 1 January 2018i

I can’t believe we started the year with hamburgers. LOL! I said to D are we really having hamburgers on the first of January? He said they’ll be really good hamburgers… So, didn’t do anything special for the day – … 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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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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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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Panzanella; Calabrian sausage; grilled veggies – 17 June 2017

This dinner had a complicated history, and ended up sorta one-off in a couple of places from where it began. I wanted to make a panzanella recipe from Weber’s Real Grilling, which has grilled bread and grilled eggplant in it … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Trinacria tomato sauce and mushrooms; green beans – 3 February 2017

I found a jar of Trinacria tomato sauce on the pantry shelf and brother B had bought some beautiful brown mushrooms at Giant, so I decided to put the two together for dinner. I just washed and sliced up about … Continue reading

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Pizza with eggplant, red pepper, and feta – 9 December 2016

We’re in “using up stuff in the fridge” mode, and I used this pizza to take on the Bulgarian feta that I bought for … something last month, I think. It’s not as boldly opinionated as I usually think of … Continue reading

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Post-election celebration (local, anyway) dinner at Paisan – 5 December 2016

I came home earlyish from the ASCB meeting so we could go to this celebration dinner for our new mayor and progressive city council members. Exciting! Dinner was very good, though the penne with Bolognese got too cold while we … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with “lobster” mushrooms and scamorze; salad with radicchio and celery – 4 December 2016

D picked me up close to 6 after my trip home from the ASCB meeting, and then proceeded to make this delicious dinner. He cooked one mediumish (3″ across or so?) lobster mushroom, chopped, in butter, with salt and pepper, … 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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“Janet’s Chili”; green beans – 24 December 2015

I made our usual Christmas Eve dinner of chili, which simmers for 3 hours, so is great for pre-prep for a busy evening. Brown one chopped onion and 1 1/2 pounds hamburger, remove grease, add 28 oz tomatoes (chop if … Continue reading

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Butternut squash soup; apples and gorgonzola dolce – 18 December 2015

This is the soup I had at Pizzaiolo, asked the chef about, and got the recipe – so simple! – told to me in a few seconds. The recipe as recovered from my quickly written recording of it is here. … Continue reading

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BLTs; carrot; magically appearing cake – 8 November 2015

We had sandwiches for both lunch and dinner today. We have been sorting out the food we have that wants eating (filet beans, tomatoes, cream, basil before the cold weather hits, etc.) and have five dinners on the list. Since … Continue reading

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Eggplant sandwiches where the eggplant is the “bread; mixed wild rice – 22 June 2015

This is a dinner I’ve made many times before. Here is one good description of the recipe. Basically, it’s grilled eggplant slices, and between them red pepper puree, basil leaves, prosciutto, and fresh mozzarella. I used a very fat eggplant … Continue reading

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