Monthly Archives: July 2011

Linguine with shell beans and leftover skirt steak; dandelion salad with anchovy dressing – 31 July 2011

OMG the end of July already?? OK, so D cooked dinner tonight as a one-off, b/c I bought him some cranberry beans after he mentioned seeing them at the Bowl. He shelled them, and then cooked them in water with … Continue reading

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Pasta with tomato-eggplant sauce; green salad – 29 July 2011

I had two more eggplants and most of that humongous $1 bunch of basil still around, and decided to put them together into a pasta, since we had bread. I went to the Bowl to buy stuff for tomorrow’s dinner … Continue reading

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Not so good Pizza Margherita; excellent baby bok choy – 27 July 2011

The interesting part of this story is that I actually made the fresh mozzarella myself, starting from whole milk! Unfortunately, it was more like regular mozz, and would have been better grated than left to melt into a (non-)puddle. Everything … Continue reading

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Leftover braised pork and vegetables; sauteed collards – 26 July 2011

This was a really tasty dinner! We had planned out when to use the braised pork leftovers, and conveniently were given some very beautiful collards last night at the Berkeley crop-swap that went perfectly with the pork. Pork, potatoes, carrots, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with tomato sauce and sausage; salad – 25 July 2011

We had bread to eat (remainder of an Acme Ciabatta), so I made a pasta. There was some basil in the fridge that I had used for a batch of Margherita sauce and intended to use for the pizza, but … Continue reading

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Braised pork shoulder; potatoes; applesauce; salad – 24 July 2011

Two streams converged to produce this dinner. One, our massive oversupply of culled immature apples from our tree led D to make a massive vat of applesauce, and he suggested maybe we should have pork chops for dinner, since I … Continue reading

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Pizza Politana with Donkey & Goat Wine at the opening of the new winery – 23 July 2011

Wow, this was one great dinner! We ate standing up at a higher-than-waist-high barrel, with no utensils, and had fantastic pizza and great wine. We attended the grand opening celebration of Donkey & Goat’s new winery. The wine tasting was … Continue reading

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