Monthly Archives: May 2011

Grilled cheese and cold veggies before yet another City Council meeting – 31 May 2011

City council meeting again – this time I didn’t have to work right up to the event, so had time to think about what to say. Much less stressful. But we didn’t have time for a relaxed dinner, or much … Continue reading

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Grilled, brined pork chops, broccolini, and farro risotto – 30 May 2011

Our houseguests M&N pretty much cooked this meal (except for R’s dessert), and we learned some neat new stuff. We took out some frozen Costco pork chops, which are boneless and very thick, and brined them overnight in the fridge. … Continue reading

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Thai chicken with basil; beef salad – 29 May 2011

IN PROCESS Great Thai dinner, mostly cooked by our guests M&N: We started with a beef salad: marinated one skirt steak (1 stalk lemon grass sliced thin, stems [roots would be better, ways M] from one  bunch of cilantro, juice … Continue reading

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Curry with Anchalee rice – 28 May 2011

I’m writing this the 6th of July, based on the photo and the history, so unfortunately the true ingredients for this dinner are lost. However, I remember that for our second Anchalee dinner, we ordered tons of their really interesting … Continue reading

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Chicken Caesar Salad at the Mountain Winery – 27 May 2011

Well, I was annoyed at myself for failing to take a picture of dinner till I remembered that the Mt. Winery – or rather the band that night – did not allow cameras into the site. Stupid, really, given that … Continue reading

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Snow White Soup – 26 May 2011

How’s this for a stark-looking meal? 🙂 D made an old favorite of mine, which I don’t think he’s made before. It’s from Alan Hooker’s “Vegetarian Gourmet Cookery”, a cookbook we got from D’s Mom, perhaps… wow, must be 30 … Continue reading

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Pizza Margherita; carrot sticks – 25 May 2011

Once again we were near the end of the bread so I offered to make a pizza. D expressed a fondness for Margherita, and since it is about the easiest possible pizza and I love it, how could I disagree? … Continue reading

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