Tag Archives: Sweet dessert

Wood-fired oven pizza at a holiday party – 10 December 2013

Tonight was our annual “holiday party” at work, and I knew I wouldn’t want to eat much at home after the inevitable banquet of goodies at the party. There was less variety this year, but there was quite a treat … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato/mushroom sauce; pan-roasted asparagus – 6 March 2013

D went to the Bowl today and evidently found, among other things, a bag of what we call “used tomatoes” – tomatoes on their way out, that need to be used immediately, and are bagged together for 99 cents. He … 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  – 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 eggplant “sandwiches” before the symphony – 26 January 2012

I decided to try this recipe without the prosciutto to see how it would work. The answer is: not great, but that could be a result of either the missing prosciutto – one entire slice per sandwich – or of … Continue reading

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Roast chicken and root vegetables; salad; tree decorating – 17 December 2011

D suggested roasting a chicken for Saturday dinner, while we decorated our tree. He looked up a method in Alice Waters’ Simple Foods book, and it was terrific. He began by salting and peppering the chicken a day in advance … 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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Dinner with new friends – 18 August 2011

R’s dear friends J&M invited us to J’s parents’ house in Berkeley. Great meal, even better company – what a wonderful evening! J and her Dad V apparently did most of the cooking. We saw V grilling kefta (lamb with … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with haricots and olive tapenade; tomatoes with shallots, balsamic vinegar, and basil – 16 August 2011

I suggested again to D that he might make this dish, since I had bought another sack of low-priced ($1.39/lb) haricots at the Bowl last week, and we still had some Gaeta olives. So he did. He also used the … Continue reading

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Dinner at Riva Cucina! – 20 July 2011

We had another superb dinner at Riva Cucina, to celebrate D&R selling a piece to someone who saw their work at Riva. We split two appetizers, and each had pasta for dinner. We all chose the same dessert. R & … Continue reading

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Spaghetti al Cacio e Pepe; Brussels sprouts – 13 July 2011

D cooked this in a flash, after we put together another apple pie and popped it in the oven. Great dinner 🙂 The recipe is from Trattoria by Patricia Wells. You  cook spaghetti as usual, and toss it with grated … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce; chard from the garden – 5 July 2011

D put this together after getting home from work, and it was a very good dinner. For the pasta sauce, he cooked olive oil, a can of tomato paste, some oregano from the garden and parsley from the Bowl (shame … Continue reading

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Hamburgers and fried potatoes for the Fourth of July – 4 July 2011

We go all-American on the 4th of July. Though today I decided we should make that either “the foods our grandparents brought from the old country” or “foods of people who make up America.” R pointed out that the latter … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato-basil sauce; salad – 5 June 2011

I’m writing this on the 15th, and looking back at the pictures – quite a few of them, interestingly – to figure out what we had for dinner. D’s dad P was here, and D was cooking. He made a … Continue reading

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Mexican dinner with the faculty – 4 April 2011

This was a wonderful dinner – great food, great company. I am not typically impressed by our catered dinners – they’re good, not scrumptious – but this one I totally enjoyed. They served us a platter of small corn tortillas … Continue reading

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