Tag Archives: Sugar snap peas

Denver sandwich; sugar snap peas – 22 December 2016

Moi cooking for brother B and Mom at their house: B not terribly interested in food when he gets home from work but happy to have good, though simple, veggie meals. I thought a Denver sandwich would serve well, and … Continue reading

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Spring veggies – warm and cold! – 2 May 2014

D cooking, still. Yesterday, R bought a pillow of baby lettuces and offered D some of it, so we will be having major salads for awhile! Tonight’s had asparagus, hard boiled egg, pan-toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds (extras not used … Continue reading

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Chevre, tomato sauce and olives; sugar snap peas – 7 December 2013

I decided on this dinner b/c D was going to be arriving late at the airport and I needed something I could cook quickly after picking him up, and also b/c we had a lot of goat cheese that wanted … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with sausage, snap peas, and pine nuts; broccolini – 30 June 2013

We really hadn’t decided who was cooking, but D volunteered to go look in the fridge and see what he could come up with. He’s amazingly good at that. He made a pasta topping out of salsice secce (I think Columbus), … Continue reading

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Grilled lamb kebabs; cannellini bean salad; sugar snap peas with mint – 15 June 2013

Weber’s Art of the Grill has fabulous side dishes. I wanted to make this cannellini bean salad, though what it accompanies in the book – a marinated rack of lamb – is normally too pricey and too much work (i.e. … Continue reading

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Grilled cheese sandwiches; sugar snap peas – 15 April 2013

Addpix Both D and I got home really late. I think I was supposed to be cooking, but instead we sort of punted a really simple meal together. We had the nice Acme Levain still to eat, and a lot … Continue reading

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Bocadillos with speck and manchego; beet greens with leftover tomato bits – 3 June 2012

I decided to make these sandwiches yesterday, when researching the recipe for speck (smoked prosciutto) earlier on this blog. The search returned another recipe that used the same meat, this sandwich from the cookbook Pinxtos, which my brother B gave … Continue reading

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Speck; Alpine Spaghetti; sugar snap peas with mint – 2 June 2012

This whole dinner was to use up the wild baby arugula from the Bowl. I decided to make “speck” as we have it at L’Osteria del Forno in SF. I looked up how I made it last time on 5 … Continue reading

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Leftover chicken breast with mayo-dijon-lemon sauce; Thai jasmine rice; sugar snap peas with mint – 26 December 2011

D looked through the fridge this morning and found pork from yesterday and chicken from late last week. We decided to use up the chicken tonight and the pork for lunch tomorrow. I reheated the single chicken-breast-slice (I had cut … Continue reading

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Chicken, tomatoes, romaine, and bread, coated and broiled; sugar snap peas – 23 December 2011

I spotted this recipe when looking through the last issue 😦 of Gourmet, from November 2009, for good dinner ideas for Christmas. This caught my eye because of its beauty, and it looked pretty easy. The reviews on epicurious made … Continue reading

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Avgolemono; sugar snap peas with orange peel – 22 December 2011

D made a stock from the chicken carcass, and I suggested he make this soup with it, which is one where the quality of the stock really shows. The soup has mushrooms (or chicken as another option), riso, and finally … Continue reading

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Cheeses and sugar snap peas before the City Council meeting – 28 June 2011

Dinner before yet another City Council meeting, so it had to be quick to eat. I went to the Cheese Board and got some Fromager d’Affinois, and also a nifty little ball of chevre, rather solid and creamy, coated with … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce and sausage; sugar snap peas with mint – 22 June 2011

A few days ago at the Bowl I found Roma tomatoes in a ‘use me quick’ 99 cent bag. I brought them home, and D set about making a tomato sauce with them, cooking garlic and onions, the chopped tomatoes, … Continue reading

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Pasta salad with sliced ham and sugar snap peas; Pecorino Crotonese – 21 June 2011

It was an actual Hot Day, scheduled to be 89 degrees, which was an excellent excuse for a pasta salad. I didn’t have anything in particular in mind, but there were 2 slices of Saag’s Black Forest Ham that wanted … Continue reading

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Dinner for nine: Braised pork with mushrooms; mashed potatoes; sugar snap peas with mint; Peach and raspberry pie; nectarine sorbet with blueberries – 4 June 2011

This was a remarkable meal, cooked principally by the two under-40s (one under-30) with the over-50s (mostly over-60s) providing cooking support, table setting, and assorted wine-drinking assistance. M&N’s daughter S proposed a braised pork recipe for our planned dinner together, … Continue reading

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Grilled cheese sandwich and cold sugar snap peas at 9:30 – 1 March 2011

Picked up D & R at BART about 9:30, and had not and time for dinner, so managed a grilled cheese sandwich when I got home. Of course, this being mildly unusual, I forgot to take a picture of it, … Continue reading

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Pasta with chanterelles; sugar snap peas; salad – 24 January 2011

D cooking – he found chanterelles at the Bowl for about $7/lb, and made a simple pasta with them. He sauteed them in butter with salt and pepper and tossed them with cooked spaghetti. This simple treatment really let the … Continue reading

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Beef stew from the freezer; sugar snap peas – 19 January 2011

D got home late and defrosted a quart or so of beef stew that he made on 23 October, with rather startling orange flavor in it. The orange had calmed down, for unknown reasons (possibly related to the addition of … Continue reading

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Spaghetti al Cacio e Pepe (with Pecorino and Pepper); salad with avocado; sugar snap peas – 15 January 2011

D came up with this out of nowhere. Or actually, out of Patricia Wells’ “Trattoria” and a fridge and pantry with good staples in them. Tough meal 😉 Cook the spaghetti, and warm a mixing bowl and all the serving … Continue reading

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Tri-tip steak; nebrodini mushrooms; sugar snap peas – 14 January 2011

D called about 6:15 to remind me that the Bowl was having a mini-wine tasting till 7, so I met him there, and we tasted two new wines. One was a California cab, gentler and more food-friendly than most, and … Continue reading

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Pasta with leftover chicken and sugar snap peas – 11 January 2011

D uses up leftovers and overstocks so wonderfully! He cut up what was left of the chicken breasts, and included both those and some sugar snap peas from the “on their way out, buy a lot for 99 cents” bags … Continue reading

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Chicken cooked in unusual things; sugar snap peas; pasta with green sauce – 8 January 2011

D cooked this meal, and I will have to ask him about the green sauce. He cooked the chicken in anchovies and some other interesting things, and I think they were also in the green sauce. I remember it was … Continue reading

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