Tag Archives: Salad

Ravioli with ricotta and fresh tomato sauce; simple salad with balsamic vinaigrette – 3 October 2017

We decided to use some of the remaining ricotta in another (third this week!) ravioli, with the fresh tomato sauce from La Cucina Italiana. I made the ravs, D made the sauce. D wanted to have simple ricotta – no … Continue reading

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Lamb loin chops; panzanella with eggplant; exploding beer bottle – 23 September 2017

OK, so this set out to be a great dinner and it was, and then the beer (actually, cider) bottle explosion definitely made it a memorable evening. I wanted to make the eggplant panzanella from Weber’s Big Book of Grilling … Continue reading

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Gazpacho – 10 September 2017

Our first gazpacho of the season! Knowing it was supposed to be on the hotter side today (which might mean upper 70s ;)) the other day at the Bowl, I bought a large bottle of Campbell’s tomato juice, which is … Continue reading

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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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Cold “poblano quiche”; marinated red peppers – 2 Sept 2017

Well, this experiment didn’t work, but it was worth a try I guess. Not awful, just not inviting. Last night I cooked an extra poblano quiche for tonight, wanting to see how it would be when cold. Answer: dense, not … 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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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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Pintxos white bean, manchego, avocado and apple salad – 4 August 2017

I went in to the show in the morning with D&R&E, and came home by bus and BART before the end. Usually I go on for Friday afternoon (bus and BART or ferryboat) but this time I decided to skip … Continue reading

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Dinner at Anchalee – 5 July 2017

D knew he might be late working on the studio this evening, b/c he and R were really getting going on the porch walls. He said if he wasn’t ready to cook in time, we could go out to dinner. … Continue reading

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Burrata at 86 feet instead of 37,000 – 2 July 2017

When I figured out how to marinate roasted red peppers to my liking, I decided that I would have to try this combination of goodies at home sometime. This is what I order from Vino Volo at airports when I … Continue reading

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Penne with nasturtiums in a cheese/cream sauce; baby bok choi – 20 June 2017

This is a favorite recipe that we have at least once a year, while the volunteer nasturtiums are overrunning the yard. We’re a bit late this year, in fact, as they are already fading with the lack of rain (normal, … Continue reading

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Broccoli rabe pizza at Pizza Moda – 1 June 2017

But it sure doesn’t feel like June… that’s ok – we had pizza so all is well. So, D said let’s go to Pizza Moda for No Corkage Night and have the last of the Pinots in our series. When … Continue reading

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Dinner at Mint Leaf – 6 May 2017

We were pretty late getting back from our afternoon walk (which is usually a morning walk), in part due to being delayed in starting by trying to get E’s photos ready for her. On the way home, D pointed out … Continue reading

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Birthday dinner at Chez Panisse – 28 April 2017

A major birthday for D, so we took R&E and went to Chez Panisse for dinner, having remembered a month in advance to call in for reservations. Next time should get first seating, though, as dinner lasts quite a long … Continue reading

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Burrata, marinated red pepper, and a salad of greens at 37,000 feet – 5 April 2017

I looked online to find appealing places to grab dinner on my way out through BWI, and discovered a Vino Volo on the A concourse. I barely had time to get down there and then to my gate at the … 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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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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Omelette with mushrooms and aged gouda; lettuce salad – 20 December 2015

We decided we were too stressed to go to a party tonight, so had one unexpected dinner to make (yes, we RSVP’d “no”). We had two eggs left, and D was confident that would be fine. I suggested we have … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino; salad with tomatoes – 1 December 2015 (ack!)

Oooo, cool, my blog is snowing again 🙂 A little feature WordPress offers. Nice. I’ve written about this meal a lot – D’s invention, sort of his signature dish: mushrooms and pine nuts cooked in olive oil, parsley added here, … Continue reading

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Cranberry beans with prosciutto; persimmon and walnut salad – 2 November 2015

I bought some of this delicate lettuce — what’s it called… galisse? – from Blue Heron at the Saturday market, and a Fuyu persimmon to make a salad. Tonight I finally managed to fix it. I used most of the … Continue reading

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Speck; green beans – 10 August 2015

Wow, we’re both tired out tonight! D worked hard on the new studio all day, and I struggled on the phone with multiple error-prone organizations – more burnt out than physically tired, to be sure. Fortunately had planned a pretty … 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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Spaghetti with cannellini beans, arugula, and bread crumbs; salad with farmers’ market tomato – 25 June 2015

D said he would cook this nifty pasta but he and R discovered a problem with designing electrical conduit, and by the time they came up with a solution it was 8:30! Meanwhile, I prepped the arugula for the pasta, … Continue reading

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Pizza with figs, gorgonzola, and arugula – 19 June 2015

I tried a pizza tonight based on one we’d loved at Pizza Moda. This was not as sumptuous, but one must recognize that restaurants make sumptuous dishes in part b/c they don’t have to worry about your health 😉 So … Continue reading

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Leftover Himapan Chicken; leftover sesame/garlic broccoli – 18 June 2015

Knowing we were going to go to a neighborhood meeting regarding the proposed construction of 4 townhouses down the block, D&I decided just to plan on having the last of the Anchalee leftovers for dinner. We didn’t know we’d be … Continue reading

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