Tag Archives: Tarragon

Grilled sausages; piperade; boiled potatoes with parsley – 1 September (ack!) 2018

R texted about 5pm that he and E were bottling Stout. We had offered to make dinner for them on bottling days (only fair) but with advance warning. But we thought it would be fun, so when we were free, … Continue reading

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Pesto with the last of the basil; fruit salad – 15 November 2017

Home again, and eating up what needs to be eaten. First, it’s past the time our basil should have been killed by the weather, so we decided to pull all the plants (one bin, a mature set of stems sold … Continue reading

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Chicken with onion/raspberry/tarragon/vinegar sauce; rice; green beans (haricots?) – 4 November 2017

Mostly we are using stuff up before our trip, but we had fewer Things than nights, so got a Costco chicken breast packet out to make this. The rationale for this particular dish was the use of tarragon, which will … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken with tarragon; confits of carrots and scallions -12 June 2017

This is from a recipe by Georgeanne Brennan in Potager, one of our most excellent cookbooks. This is what I actually did. Peel and cut up 4 monster carrots (there were leftovers – 3 would do for two people) into … Continue reading

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Calabrian sausage; broccolini; tarragon potato salad – 13 May 2017

Writing this the 29th, based on memory and photos. We had potato salad to use up, and D suggested we defrost one of Christopher Lee’s Calabrian sausages to have with it. He had bought some broccolini at the Grand Lake … 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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Chicken with tarragon/raspberry vinegar and onions; rice; zucchini – 15 May 2013

Addpix I didn’t think this would take as long as it did, but like most cooking, there is just a lot of stuff that needs doing. This morning I defrosted a packet of Costco chicken breasts (we need to wean … Continue reading

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Hamburgers; potato salad with tarragon; frozen broccoli – 4 July 2012

It’s America’s birthday so what could we have but hamburgers? D bought Semifreddi ciabatta rolls at the Bowl yesterday and popped them into the freezer. We took them out this morning to defrost; I cut them horizontally to make hamburger … Continue reading

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Risotto with asparagus, tarragon, chives, and parsley – 21 April 2012

D indulged me with Spring Risotto. It was published in the Contra Costa Times in 2003 under that title, but was originally from an article by Amanda Hesser in the New York Times. It has 1/4 cup each tarragon, parsley, … Continue reading

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Frittata sort of thing with ricotta and green beans; cold veggies – 31 October 2011

D is cooking again. He got home well after 7, and cooked up a quick and yummy dinner. I think part of his goal was to use up the ends of things. When I made the potato pizza on Friday, … Continue reading

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Wine-tasting dinner at Local Mission Eatery, with wines from Clos Saron – 29 June 2011

We have really been impressed with Clos Saron wines. We figured that if this restaurant liked Clos Saron, we’d like the restaurant – and we were right! We got to sit at the bar (“seats 1 and 2,” we figured … Continue reading

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Salmon in tarragon cream sauce; taku choi; Thai jasmine rice – 19 June 2011

Well, I had half a cup of heavy cream to find a use for, and also a richly leaved stem of tarragon I didn’t use in the potato salad, so this was the answer. It’s a recipe from Fifteen-Minute Meals … Continue reading

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21 September 2010 – Grilled chicken with caramelized carrots and scallions

Another great recipe from PotagerĀ  by Georgeanne Brennan. The chicken is grilled; the scalliona and sliced carrots are cooked separately in butter, slowly, until very well done, and the chicken is served over them. IIRC there is tarragon in the … Continue reading

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