Tag Archives: Rose

Chicken calavo; curly kale – 7 December 2018

I really wanted to try this again, as I remembered liking it before. We wanted to have chicken to serve with the piperade a couple days ago, and we had a pile of rpie avocados from Costco, so it seemed … Continue reading

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Melon, grapes, and cheeses to try with this wine – 4 September 2018

I remembered that we had really liked this wine when we had the bottle we bought at the Wine Mine tasting last month or so. We wrote on the bottle “melons, grapes, cheese,” but had it with something else [check … Continue reading

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Pizza with walnuts, gorgonzola dolce, and arugula – 6 December 2017

We have a half-pillow of arugula from the Bowl, since R found a pillow and asked us to split. Our half I think was pressed into too small a bag, and is a bit broken up and therefore its lifetime … Continue reading

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“Three Sisters” grilled vegetable salad with cranberry beans, from Mitsitam – 1 July 2017

D suddenly got out a couple of cookbooks the other day b/c he wanted to explore some new recipes. One was the Mitsitam Cafe Cookbook from the National Museum of the American Indian. This is the first new recipe he’s … Continue reading

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Ravioli with herbs and chevre; sauteed celery – 30 April 2017

D went to visit his friend and physical therapist J-M today, and among other things, they discussed the herb-filled gigantic ravioli J-M had had in Italy during her last visit. Also our friends R & L dropped in out of … Continue reading

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Eating up the ends of cheeses; marinated olives; bean salad – 20 April 2017

D suggested we could just put out all our cheese ends and eat them up, so we did that. Mostly. E was going to the Bowl, so D asked her to buy a baguette, and I added in a request … Continue reading

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Easter dinner from La Cucina Italiana: Squab, fried, breaded brie, kale – 16 April 2017

This was an interesting but only partially successful meal, mostly from La Cucina Italiana‘s Pasqua edition for this year (which I picked up on Wednesday, just before our dinner to discuss what to cook for Easter). We started out trying … Continue reading

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Rice with eggplant, peanuts and garlic; broccolini – 9 August 2015

D had a plan to use up the extra rice I cooked when I made the rice and herb salad the other day. It was long grain brown rice, about half of the amount from 1 cup of uncooked rice. … Continue reading

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Millet and bean salad with tomatoes and basil; zucchini and yellow squash – 27 June 2015

D and a discussed the need to use the rest of the millet from the ratatoille dinner, and also to use basil, so obviously I googled “millet basil.” I got a recipe that we could mimic, though in fact we … 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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Quesadillas with avocado and salsa; corn – 2 June 2015

Still at Mom’s, but I’m cooking (for the local tastes…) [written 150625 based on photos] Woa, this was a big hit! I asked brother B if Mom might like quesadillas, given they are good food and so easy to make, … Continue reading

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Omelette with tomato-basil sauce and mild cheddar; green beans; pear salad; multi-grain baguette pieces – 29 December 2014

Mom noted that we had about 2 1/2 dozen eggs, and even with using 5 in the poteca we would still have an overstock, so I volunteered to make an omelette for dinner. I mixed three servings separately, one egg … Continue reading

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Leftover chicken with rice & carrots Provencal; tomatoes! – 22 July 2014

I had thought to use up some basil and the extra ball of fresh mozzarella by making eggplant sandwiches, but those will be tomorrow night. I remembered that we had a small chunk of chicken to use up, plus the … Continue reading

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Swordfish cubes, marinated and grilled, with red pepper aioli; thai jasmine rice; lettuce salad – 4 July 2014

This was intended to be the goodbye meal for D’s Dad P and his friend P, who have been staying with us; but P2 was not feeling well at all, so she just had some nice soup that D made … Continue reading

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Nicoise Salad – 29 June 2013

I’ve been wanting to make this salad ever since Saveur sent me their Provencal menu. They send very enticing emails. It’s a terrific magazine, to which I’ve subscribed happily for several years. I love beautiful food, so I was totally … Continue reading

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2 October 2010 – A Gift of Peppers and Wine

This was an unusual and intriguing dinner, built around a gift from my friend E of the Grand Food Experiment. She brought the peppers that she says have been obsessing her – called padron (pah DRONE) – and a wine … Continue reading

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