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#1501 Wilfrid

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 05:14 PM

I'm sorry.  Cooking on your birthday just seems wrong to me.

 

There was an offer to cook for me, but I do like cooking.



#1502 voyager

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 06:28 PM

AS I told my d-i-l who was appalled that I might cook on my birthday, "It's my party and I'll cook if I want to, cook if I want to..."

 

An added birthday present is the mega bucks saved over comparable restaurant food and wine.


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#1503 Wilfrid

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 02:06 AM

Well yes, I alluded to that on some thread or other. The foie gras alone was served in quantities I can’t imagine in a restaurant. I suppose one could pay corkage on the wine.

#1504 voyager

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 03:50 PM

Little dinner for close friends.

 

(Surprisingly well received) pimento cheese + baguette slices; toothpicked porchetta; California sparkling wine.

 

Baby greens, beet wedges, Granny Smith slivers, smoked trout, sour cream-horseradish dressing,   Rhys Bearswallow Chardonnay, guest supplied.

 

"Big fish soup";  halibut frame broth, tomato, saffron, fennel bulb and seeds, Pernod, espelette,   Poured over clams, grilled scallops, prawns, monkfish, marble potatoes, croutons/rouille.

        2005 *aged" Clos des Briards Muscadet; los Canarelli Corse Figare rose 2017, guest supplied.

 

Cheese plateau: roquefort, 6 year old Gouda, Red Hawk; cherry compote.     Navarro 2014 Gewurztraminer

 

Dark chocolate sherbet; "break-apart" (one big cookie) shortbread.      Van Reuten late harvest zin

 

Fresh mint tea.


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#1505 StephanieL

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 07:22 PM

Brunch rather than dinner:

 

--Salad with supermarket mixed lettuces augmented with greens and edible flowers from our garden

--Leek and salt cod gratin, a recipe from Potager.  On the richer side with the milk, eggs, and Gruyere, but not super-rich. I got the salt cod on a chance visit last week to the now-closed Lucca Deli in the Mission.  Served with a really good sourdough-rye miche from As Kneaded Bakery in San Leando

--Apple-oat-cinnamon muffins. I used a KAF mix, but I thought it needed a little something extra so I made a glaze of confectioner's sugar, water, and boiled cider syrup

--Coffee and mimosas to drink


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#1506 mongo_jones

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 11:50 PM

as i mentally get ready for india''s gandhi tandoori bollywood mahal xi in a couple of weeks, here is the menu for india's gandhi tandoori bollywood mahal x from a couple of weeks ago.

 

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 01:21 AM

Mongo Pudding?
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#1508 Wilfrid

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 01:50 AM

Ewww.