Tag Archives: Trader Joe’s

Bruschettae with beans, and with tomatoes and basil; pasta with parmaggiano; baby bok choi – 29 September 2017

I was sort of going to make ravioli tonight, but just got too unmotivated to go to the Bowl for spinach and go through that whole process by myself. We had cooked fresh cranberry beans that wanted eating, and the … 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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Sandwich and marinated, roasted red peppers in the concert venue’s parking lot – 6 June 2017

I always forget to photograph dinners that are significantly out of the ordinary. Well, I guess I’ve got an excuse for this one. Arrived after 2 1/2 hours driving what should have been a 70 minute trip, and didn’t really … Continue reading

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Pizza with roasted red peppers, prosciutto, and balsamic onions; kale – 19 January 2015

I’m remembering this, again, based on photos, on 20150616. This is a pizza I found earlier on this blog, here, with all the details and nice pictures. It’s originally from epicurious. I see we had more kale with this – … Continue reading

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Omelette with chervil and sheep ricotta; salad with persimmons and walnuts – 29 November 2014

D wanted to use up the rest of the beautiful chervil and we still have his bread from TG, so we decided on an omelette with toast. I suggested I make a salad with the persimmon I bought last week, … Continue reading

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Caprese salad; cranberry beans – 2 September 2014

I still had one ball of mozzarella di bufala (Gustosella) in the fridge (in its great new packaging) from over a week ago, and wealso has some basil in a glass on the island waiting to be used. That, and … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce, with hamburger, mushrooms, and padron peppers – 1 September 2014

D took the fresh tomato sauce he’d made last week, and updated it with padron peppers and mushrooms. He cooked these, and I think some garlic, in the bacon fat (some of it) that was left over from lunch (see … Continue reading

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Cheese Board pizza; salad with tomatoes and avocado – 27 July 2014

Great dinner, despite being take-out. As D points out, here is quite a good place to do take-out. We had pizza for lunch and dinner today – for dinner, the pizza I had leftover from yesterday’s lunch, when I bought … Continue reading

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Casarecce with grilled eggplant, roasted red pepper, and feta – 26 July 2014

I needed to use up the extra grilled eggplant slices that were left over after I used 6 slices for the eggplant sandwiches on … Wednesday the 23rd. I bought a couple of red peppers at the Bowl and heated … Continue reading

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Salad; sorrel soup; bread with goat cheese – 18 March 2014

R gave us half of his pillow of baby lettuce, so D made a big salad with it for dinner. He also served up some of the sorrel soup, and a slice of the Acme whole wheat walnut bread, spread … Continue reading

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Sorrel and leek soup – 16 March 2014

D cooked two dinners tonight and served one. The served one is leek and sorrel soup from Georgeanne Brennan’s Potager, one of our favorite cookbooks. The sorrel in the garden was looking enthusiastic, so I suggested it was time for … Continue reading

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All pizza all the time, #3 – Pizza with sopressata at Rotten City Pizza – 13 January 2014

R originally recommended Rotten City to us quite awhile ago, and we’ve had two pizzas from them previously. One I loved, the other I was not crazy about. We decided to try a new one tonight – pizza with a … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with basil/walnut pesto; tomatoes, avocados – 24 October 2013

D bought a bunch of basil at the Tuesday market for a dollar and put the stems in water. They started wilting quickly, and I cut off the stem ends, but they still did not recover very well. That put … Continue reading

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Salad of fresh veggies – 10 September 2013

D made a nice salad for dinner. Nothing particularly unusual, just really tasty. He started with a bed of romaine. He added slices of carrots and radishes from the farmers’ market, wedges of tomatoes from Dirty Girl Produce, also from … Continue reading

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Tomato tarte – 8 August 2013

In honor of my friends J, who asked for the recipe, and R, who wondered about a “tarte,” I’m writing this one out in detail. It’s summer (i.e. Dirty Girl Produce has tomatoes, finally!) so the tomato recipes come out. … Continue reading

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Everything soup with even more things; fava beans with pecorino romano – 30 July 2013

The other night when D made this soup from lamb stock and a bunch of other things, he remarked that addind sausage – in particular, Christopher Lee’s boudin blanc – would make the soup really great. He was right. Tonight … Continue reading

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White bean, avocado, manchego, and pine nut salad; Marlborough SB tasting – 19 July 2013

R, D, and I went to a tasting of Greek wines at Vintage Berkeley, and decided on one of their wines to have for dinner with this salad. As it turned out, that was the only wine VB did not … Continue reading

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Papardelle with radicchio and pancetta; zucchini – 3 July 2013

I’ve made this pasta a few times now – great, and easy (for sufficiently foodie versions of “easy” 🙂 ) Here’s my recipe including time points: -100 mins or so: make pasta dough. Mix 1 cup flour with 1 egg … Continue reading

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Pizza with caramelized onions, bacon, and fresh mozzarella; romano beans – 16 June 2013

This is a variant on Friday’s (14th) broiled pizza attempt. I think I liked that crust better, but this one was not up to my usual standards, so not a good experimental comparison, unfortunately. I used 1/3 of my usual … Continue reading

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Chicken sandwiches; Brussels sprouts – 28 May 2013

We bought an extra two Round Buns at Acme Bakery on Saturday, without particularly having a fate for them, but this was it. I sliced thinly the leftover chicken thighs I grilled on Sunday for these sandwiches. I used some … 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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Eggplant/aioli sandwiches; salad with eggs and salsice – 7 May 2013

Addpix I planned to make these sandwiches if there was enough slice-worthy bread left when I got home – and there was (obviously). When I grilled the eggplant on Sunday and made eggplant/red pepper/feta pasta, I kept aside four really … Continue reading

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Capelletti with sausage, zucchini, and sundried tomatoes; broccoli – 25 April 2013

Addpix Sixtieth anniversary of the publication of the structure of DNA. Cool. I wanted to use at least one of the Italian sausages from Christopher Lee before freezing the rest. I came up with this idea for a pasta while … Continue reading

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Panini with leftover foccacia, robiola and prosciutto; favas; baby carrots – 22 April 2013

Addpix I knew I wouldn’t be off work till 6 at the earliest, and then D called and said I should come by his work b/c they were doing “a pour” – that is to say, pouring molten metal into … 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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