Tag Archives: Winery wine

Pizza with chard and goat cheese – 7 May 2017

Using up that 21 oz Costco vat of Laura Chenel chevre. Still. Used perhaps a bit under 2 more oz tonight on this pizza. I’ve done this many times, so won’t rewrite in entirety. But I did weigh the chard … Continue reading

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Omelette with tomato-basil sauce and mild cheddar; green beans; pear salad; multi-grain baguette pieces – 29 December 2014

Mom noted that we had about 2 1/2 dozen eggs, and even with using 5 in the poteca we would still have an overstock, so I volunteered to make an omelette for dinner. I mixed three servings separately, one egg … Continue reading

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Pan fried salmon; rice; green beans – 25 December 2014

Looking to the sensibilities of almost-veggie bro B, and those of Mom, who likes to see protein/veggie/starch meals, I suggested salmon for dinner, and this was endorsed by all. The butcher at the Giant cut a long fillet so that … Continue reading

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Grilled cheese sandwiches; lettuce and carrots – 23 December 2014

We didn’t have much lying around for dinner, so Mom suggested grilled cheese sandwiches, which was a great idea. The cheese was longhorn cheddar, and the bread was one called “potato bread,” a pretty soft, slightly sweetish, rather uninteresting bread … Continue reading

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Ham, potatoes, and Brussels sprouts – 20 December 2014

D cooked a simple but fine meal, while I prepared to travel to Mom’s for Christmas. He sliced thin slices off the ham I bought for the black bean soup, and fried that with herbs, but alas, I don’t remember … 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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“Poblano quiche,” baby bok choi – 23 November 2014

I bought eggs, and then D also bought eggs, so we have a couple dozen to use up. Not a problem 🙂 I remembered this recipe when I saw some very happy-looking poblanos at the Bowl, and bought a very … Continue reading

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Nasturtium pizza – 30 August 2014

I decided to make up a new pizza, to use up at least something in the fridge. But what would it be? I decided to play off the nasturtium pasta recipe I make from The Pasta Bible, since I had … Continue reading

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Nicoise Salad – 17 August 2013

D suggested finishing off that can of Tonno with another Nicoise. Had more cooked beets in the fridge, and hard boiled eggs. I didn’t realize there were a few cooked beans left, so blanched (about 2 minutes b/c no further … Continue reading

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Hamburgers for the 4th of July; potato salad; broccolini – 4 July 2013

Well, this is an unusual dinner for us, but it shouldn’t be. I made hamburgers, potato salad, and broccolini for the three of us – R came over – and it was a  perfectly delicious dinner. I defrosted an 8 … 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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Pizza with balsamic onions, red peppers, and prosciutto; broccoli – 23 May 2013

The deli counter person at the Bowl sliced off more prosciutto than I asked for, but I accepted all of it, so now I need to make prosciutto dishes. Life could be worse. I found a recipe on Epicurious for … Continue reading

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Sausage sandwich; kale – 9 May 2013

Addpix I knew D would not be home for dinner, so I was on my own. I decided to cook up a sausage from Christopher Lee, and make a sandwich of it. I knew there was no fresh bread, but … Continue reading

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Dinner at Riva Cucina – 1 May 2013

Addpix D and I had our anniversary dinner at Riva Cucina, one of our favorite restaurants. The chef sent out two gifts for us, and we ordered two entrees and brought our own wine (it was no-corkage night). Massi sent … Continue reading

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Asparagus bread pudding; endive with gorgonzola dolce – 31 March 2013

Addpix With R & D working on the electricity for R’s house, I was on my own cooking this labor-intensive dish, except that D brought in, washed, and did the initial picking over of the herbs. Leaving only an hour’s … Continue reading

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Special dinner for a special wine – 29 March 2013

Addpix A few years ago my friend M, a winemaker, gave D and me a tasting of some truly extraordinary wines, and I brought home a bottle of one, well beyond anything we would normally spend, but an exceptional bottle, … Continue reading

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Pizza with bacon and dandelion greens – 23 December 2012

Addpix We have some really happy looking dandelion greens in the front yard, and I thought I should make something with them – possible something related to Georgeanne Brennan’s excellent recipe for savory pancakes with bacon and dandelion greens. I … Continue reading

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Beef stew with leftover wine – 1 December 2012

When the weather forecast turned to permanent rain, and hard rain at that, I decided a beef stew was in order. I bought 3 pounds of local grass-fed beef (liked the brochure) for just over $22 at the Bowl on … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato-mushroom sauce; avocado salad – 11 July 2012

Our friend M was arriving but we didn’t know when, since he had an 11 hour drive. I had an idea what to make, but forgot his aversion to Roquefort, so we had to come up with another idea. D … Continue reading

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Grilled, marinated short ribs; pilaf; spinach – 30 June 2012

We realized that we were overdue for a “Christmas” – wherein D provides me with a “wine of the month” of his choice, to go with a great dinner. He decided on a short rib from the batch we bought … Continue reading

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Grilled lamb kebabs; pilaf; chard – 12 May 2012

I wanted to grill some red peppers for use this week, and wondered what I could grill for dinner along with them, to combine cooking and save gas. It being a Saturday, I decided on lamb kebabs. I had packets … 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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Grilled boneless pork chops; roasted potatoes with garlic and rosemary; grilled asparagus – 14 April 2012

D took two Costco pork chops – by which I mean almost 1/2 pound each, boneless, and an inch and a half thick – and grilled them over rosemary (taken out today by our wondrous neighbor T), after a first … Continue reading

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Roast chicken with root veggies; rice cooked in stock – 7 April 2012

For Saturday night, D roasted a Halal chicken (lowest priced one he was confident was healthful) with sage outside and rosemary inside, cooked on a bed of root veggies – turnips, rutabaga, parsnips, fennel, and celery root. I helped cut … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with brown mushrooms, pine nuts, parsley, and pecorino Crotonese; Brussels sprouts – 13 February 2012

D made one of his specialties tonight. He sautees mushrooms and pine nuts, then adds parsley at the end, and tosses this with cooked spaghetti. More fresh parsley over the top, and a finish of pecorino shavings (using a carrot … Continue reading

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