Tag Archives: Rioja

Chicken-basil sausage; Thai jasmine rice; prenatal bok choy – 11 April 2019

We wanted to finish up our taxes, so D suggested an easy dinner – just cook up two of the sausages E&I bought at Costco (despite the “Paleo” brand, which was obviously unrelated to the food) and have some rice … Continue reading

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“Paul’s Lasagna”; salad – 8 March 2019

I have to add the recipe card to this! I had only 3/4 or so of the required cottage cheese (well, I guess it wasn’t actually required, then, was it?) and 3.5 instead of 5 strips of bacon (Niman Ranch … Continue reading

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Sausage; leftover fagioli; grilled zucchini – 4 March 2019

We finished the porchetta last night, but still have a mound of fagioli all’uccelletto. We were not entranced by these, though they are perfectly good food. Probably we should learn more about cooking them. We decided to have a sausage … Continue reading

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Broccoli calzone – 3 June 2018

Decided to make this to use one of the cups of tomato sauce left in the fridge from when I needed something like 1/4 cup of it… what was that? Anyway… also two stalks of broccoli, one of whose florets … Continue reading

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Using stuff up – 17 October 2017

D&R had a meeting at their art coop, so I was alone for dinner. Tried to find the micro-pizza dough I am still sure I have in the freezer, but didn’t find it. Thought of going to the Bowl to … Continue reading

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Personal four-cheese pizza; kale from the garden – 5 August 2017

I decided halfway through the day that even if a mass dinner was to be gone to after D&R&E’s show in SF, I would not run in by BART and bus to get there. Two days in a row running … Continue reading

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Potluck at the art coop – 23 June 2017

There was a potluck at the coop where D&R’s work is shown, to celebrate their new display boxes and front desk, which both D&R helped with last weekend. I went to Cheese Board and bought a pizza (party cut!), for … Continue reading

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Hamburger; broccoli – 16 June 2017

D thought we should have hamburgers again, and have the yummy summer tomato jam that E made in September on them. We added some of the monster tomato, sliced, salted and peppered, and some romaine. Mayo for me, Mayo and … Continue reading

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Hamburger; Brussels sprouts – 9 June 2017

I for some reason wanted a hamburger. Just like the occasional hamburger, I guess. So I decided to leave one of the packets of hamburger from Costco on the 8th in the fridge and we cooked it up tonight. We … Continue reading

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Scotch Broth; semonlina-with-bay patties; chard stems – 16 May 2017

I used my lamb broth from last week’s leftover bits to make Scotch Broth. I defrosted some bits of lamb from 2012(!!) that were marked as being small chunks – they were too small for a good kebab, indeed, but … Continue reading

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Leftover lamb, semolina with bay, and cranberry beans; cooked carrots – 10 May 2017

Leftovers tonight. I cooked up the one cup of cranberry beans resulting from D’s shelling adventures a day or two ago, using the Bertolli recipe. While I took a shower, he got all the rest of the lamb off the … 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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Hummus with lamb; 10 January 2016

This is a recipe from the Moro cookbook, which I cooked previously and really loved. I made the hummus from dried garbanzos, tahini from the Bowl, garlic crushed in salt, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. The ground lamb is cooked … Continue reading

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Cold cannellini beans and piperade, after having lunch at Cindy’s Backstreet Kitchen – 24 June 2015

D and I went to the Napa valley today, where he had an art consultation at 11. He dropped me at V. Sattui, where I enjoyed tasting wines. I hoped to run over to Dean and DeLuca across route 29, … Continue reading

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Sopa de Ajo; green beans – 13 June 2015

I have wanted to make this soup for a long time, but it’s a lot of work and it’s not optimal to smell like garlic during the school season ­čśë It’s a cold weather soup, and it’s June, but the … Continue reading

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Papardelle with radicchio, onions, and bacon; wilted arugula – 8 January 2015

D and I collaborated on this one – he took over the prep so I could take a shower before dinner, as I like to do after a long day. We decided on Tuesday not to cook all the pasta … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with sausage and pinto beans; Brussels sprouts – 25 Jan 2014

D cooked tonight. He looked in the fridge at lunchtime and realized he should use up the pinto beans he cooked earlier in the week. He contemplated using some chicken from the freezer, but then decided to defrost a Berkeley … Continue reading

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M’s Tomato Soup; broccolini; deviled eggs; mushrooms – 20 November 2013

It’s finally getting rainy and grey, so I decided to make a fresh tomato soup with most of the tomatoes D got at the farmers’ market Tuesday. These are the usual: Dirty Girl Produce dry-farmed early girls. They’re pretty tiny, … Continue reading

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Ropa Vieja; black beans and rice; collards with bacon – 24 August 2013

R found four Riojas at Grocery Outlet, and we decided to taste them all with a meal of ropa vieja. I looked around the web for recipes, and found one on About.com that was apparently well received, and had an … Continue reading

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Eggplant sandwiches where the eggplant is the “bread”; leftover rice with additions – 18 May 2013

Addpix Yesterday I thought of making a pizza tonight, since we would be out of bread, but for some reason I thought of this recipe that I haven’t made in awhile, which also doesn’t demand bread as an accompaniment. This … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce, with mushrooms and Calabrian sausage – 4 April 2013

Addpix D bought a bargain bag of tomatoes on Monday at the Bowl, and blanched and peeled them, and then today he made them into a sauce, with onions, fresh rosemary and thyme, and some wine that was good enough … Continue reading

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Eggplant sandwiches where the eggplant is the bread; grilled radicchio wrappedin prosciutto – 26 May 2012

I made two dishes that went together pretty reasonably┬á – both on our range’s grill. The first was eggplant sandwiches where the eggplant slices are the “bread”. For two of us, I brushed 8 slices of a globe eggplant (maybe … Continue reading

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Grilled pork tenderloin; pilaf; kale with pancetta – 15 January 2012

R was over for dinner and to look at old family slides. D and I and gone to Costco in the morning and bought pork tenderloins, and I grilled one of those for dinner. Looking for instructions on the grilling … Continue reading

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Piperade braised beans with baked eggs; salad with avocado – 2 January 2012

My brother B gave me a wonderful cookbook for Christmas and I cooked two recipes out of it so far. The first was for lunch yesterday, with a variant today (below) and the second was for dinner tonight. The cookbook … Continue reading

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Dinner at Chez Panisse – 5 November 2011

R turned forty on the 5th, and, true to tradition, we celebrated by taking him and E to Chez Panisse. This was truly an exceptional dinner. I’m starting with the official “dinner shot”, though it was the third course. It … Continue reading

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