Tag Archives: Trader Joe’s wine

Spaghetti with tomato-basil sauce; salad with pomegranate seeds – 2 February 2012

D made a simple spaghetti sauce with a 28-oz can of San Marzano tomatoes and some more of the gargantuan basil leaves from the packet I bought last week. He did a good job of using stuff I had neglected, … Continue reading

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Omelette with mushrooms; sweet rustic baguette – 1 February 2012

D is cooking now, and he made a tasty omelette. He sauteed sliced white mushrooms in olive oil. Separately, he mixed 3 eggs with “some kinda Swiss”, grated. Probably some milk, but he is busy typing so I am not … Continue reading

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Pizza with red sauce and soppressata – 31 January 2012

We decided last night, having not started a bread, that I would cook a pizza tonight, and D would take over cooking tomorrow. I defrosted a 1/2 cup container of pizza sauce from the “32 Zesty Pizzas” recipe, which I … Continue reading

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Linguine with shiitake stems, oranges and parsley; pear salad – 17 January 2012

D is cooking again, with my semester starting, so he is doing his usual raiding of the fridge, making interesting combinations out of whatever is there. The shiitakes were from … good grief, the 24th of December. They kept remarkably … Continue reading

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Panini; roasted sweet potato spears – 9 January 2012

We’re on our second scheduled night of watching The Singing Detective, having simple dinners that are on time and fairly quick to eat so we aren’t up all night. I chose a panini recipe from the ‘ino cookbook Simple Italian … Continue reading

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Scallion soup; endive and crouton salad – 29 December 2011

I changed this dinner just before I went off to shop. It was going to be more difficult (satay) and would not have gone together well. D wanted to use up the cut-off parts of the Pain de Mie (breakfast … Continue reading

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Pasta with leftover pork tenderloin in pomegranate sauce; chard stems – 27 December 2011

D suggested making the leftover pork tenderloin into a pasta. I was doubtful, but he was right. I cut up the remaining 3 inches or so of meat into lengthwise quarters, then sliced about 1/8 inch thick. It looked like … Continue reading

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Pasta with chicken, capers, lemon, and parsley; braised greens – 20 December 2011

D suggested this use for the remaining, hard-to-use bits from the chicken. Great idea! I heated the chicken bits in olive oil, and added some lemon juice (we decided some zest would have been a good addition to spike up … Continue reading

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Pizza with leftover omelette sauce – 14 December 2011

Since we still had no bread and none in process, I decided this morning that I might as well make a pizza, not having done so (b/c not cooking) in quite awhile. But what kind? What sort of stuff was … Continue reading

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Omelette with tomato-mushroom-eggplant sauce; salad with pomegranate seeds – 11 December 2011

D saw me doing the first night of Fiona’s curry and thought it was for this dinner. About 7pm he asked, and found out it wasn’t. He made a wonderful dinner on the spot. He cut up a very long … Continue reading

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Eggs baked in tomato sauce, with milk-soaked croutons – 6 December 2011

Wow, this was excellent, and really interesting. Another new recipe from our newest cookbooks from ‘ino in New York. D resurrected the remaining croutons from the 4th, which had been in an airtight (more or less) container with a snap-on … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken thighs; salad with roasted milk-soaked bread and endive; rice – 4 December 2011

D cooking, still, and really enjoying the two new cookbooks from ‘ino in NYC. I am SO behind… but this single post is on time. D grilled some chicken thighs from Costco, with oil, salt, pepper, and sage on them. … 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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Omelette with ratatoille topping – 13 October 2011

D planned this use for the leftover ratatoille from two nights ago. He made some new no-knead bread today, with 1/6 whole wheat flour, 1/6 Central Milling Company flour that has barley flour in it, and the rest King Arthur … Continue reading

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Leek and fava soup to die for; excellent BLTs – 10 October 2011

Wow, this was the best dinner we’ve had in ages, and it was “just” soup and a sandwich. I got home and found D there already, carrying a bottle of wine up from the cellar. There was a fabulous-smelling leek … Continue reading

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Shared Caprese pizza and quick salad – 9 October 2011

  D & R had their work at a gallery opening, and I did not expect one or both of them for dinner, so I planned on a personal pizza – a Caprese, for which I bought mozzarella di bufala … Continue reading

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Grilled chicken; grilled Japanese eggplant; rice with sage – 5 October 2011

D grilled some chicken breasts from Costco, coating them with herbs from the garden first. He also sliced up a long Japanese eggplant from my colleague J, oiled it and grilled it, and cooked some rice (I think Thai jasmine) … Continue reading

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Tomato-basil pasta; Brussels sprouts with hard sausage bits – 2 October 2011

It got to be about 7 pm and D had not thought about what to cook. We have a lot of really nice basil plants outside, so I suggested a pasta we learned about from “The Top 100 Pasta Sauces” … Continue reading

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Smoked pork loin; rice; artichoke – 29 September 2011

D is doing a great job of using up the bounty of leftovers from M&N. He cooked slices of smoked pork loin from the Bowl (delicious, and less that $6/lb) in butter or oil (it’s the 1st and he doesn’t … Continue reading

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Leftovers from The Slanted Door without actually going there – 27 September 2011

Our friends M&N passed through on their way back to the airport from their brief vacation at Pt. Reyes. They returned our coolers and reusable ice packs, with a pile of leftovers they couldn’t conveniently take on the plane with … Continue reading

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Yummy leftovers gmish – 26 Sept 2011

D, who managed to cut his thumb on the table saw yesterday (not that badly, considering the possibilities), nevertheless also managed to make a very tasty dinner tonight. He cut up some more of the leftover beef from Friday night’s … Continue reading

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Mystery Curcurbita; fresh tomato sauce; sausage; fresh tomatoes – 21 Sept 2011

Our friend J (one of our friends J…) gave us a couple of alleged spaghetti squash last week, but when discussing it, J realized that, since it was a volunteer in his garden, it might actually be an unintended hybrid. … Continue reading

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Cappellini with pesto; fresh tomato – 19 September 2011

D got home about midnight – ok, not quite that late, more like 8pm – and whipped up a great dinner in no time, by pulling 3 cubes (made in an ice cube tray) of pesto out of the freezer. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and Romano; salad with fresh tomatoes – 17 August 2011

D finally got to make the pasta he was on the way to making two days ago, when he discovered we didn’t have any pine nuts (the Costco bag in the bottom drawer of the fridge having finally run out … Continue reading

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Musroom pasta using porcini – 10 August 2011

The guys were setting up for their weekend show, and planned to leave SF in time for me to feed them at a normal dinner hour, there being another whole day to complete the setup. D suggested making his signature … Continue reading

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