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voyager

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#1438887 Supper

Posted by voyager on 17 March 2019 - 01:14 AM

First attempt at a butterflied pork loin -> mock porchetta.    Starting at the top/fatty edge, sliced through to within a third inch of the opposite edge, reverse, do again, until you have a flat piece of meat.  Stomp down any thick ridges.

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Spread with a garlic/herb/evoo combination of your choice

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Roll tightly and tie, keeping the fat layer outside.   Start in the middle first and work to the ends.

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Lay on bed of onion or shallot

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Surround with potato or aromatics.

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Roast as size suggests.    Let rest and slice thinly.    

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Serve with pan juices.    Cold, thinly sliced leftovers may even be better.




#1438881 San Francisco in 2014 and Beyond

Posted by voyager on 16 March 2019 - 11:16 PM

It's a glorious day to be alive and five in San Francisco...

 

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Wilf seems to bringing out the best for us.




#1438779 Dinner Party Menus

Posted by voyager on 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.




#1438620 Supper

Posted by voyager on 12 March 2019 - 01:12 AM

Coteghino, small potatoes, fennel 

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Poached sausage, extra strong Dijon mustard, buttered boiled potatoes, braised/creamed fennel, applesauce from backyard tree, .

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#1438597 Supper

Posted by voyager on 11 March 2019 - 01:45 AM

More Texas Ruby Star grapefruit, more home made bread...

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Broccoli (celery, potato) cheddar soup

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With luck this is our last "rainy day" supper for a while.




#1438525 Supper

Posted by voyager on 09 March 2019 - 01:58 AM

Goat cheese omelet with sriracha mayo; greens.

 

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#1438441 Supper

Posted by voyager on 07 March 2019 - 12:44 AM

(Supposedly born in SF) Joe's special.    Ground beef, spinach, eggs.   

 

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Hard to choose between old standby HoMade Chili Sauce and new seductive Herdiz quacamole salsa.   Why not a shot of each?




#1438399 Supper

Posted by voyager on 06 March 2019 - 01:09 AM

Husband in the country so I'm baching it.   Can eat what I want!    Flipped zucchini frittata...

 

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Served "green on green": spicy guacamole salsa and Salvadorian sour cream.    

 

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Made ME happy!




#1438359 Supper

Posted by voyager on 05 March 2019 - 03:04 AM

Mississippi Roast + dinner time visit from grand-daughter = tacos,    Pinto beans, tomato, salsa, cheese and glorious MR.

 

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#1438320 Supper

Posted by voyager on 04 March 2019 - 02:22 AM

Green salad

 

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Grilled local halibut, chorizo sauce, herbed crumbs; steamed potato.

 

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#1438241 Snake Diet

Posted by voyager on 01 March 2019 - 11:09 PM

What happens when your suit just fits and you eat and drink on this business trip? I've usually found that every "easy off 5 pounds" is just as "easy on 5 pounds".


#1438128 Supper

Posted by voyager on 28 February 2019 - 03:18 AM

A mini-relish plate to accompany husband's bloody Mary.    Check out that '40s stuffed celery!     Home cured olives.    

 

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Avocado with Valentina sauce and evoo...

 

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"Sopa de piedra", i.e., ersatz latin pantry soup.      Cumin scented chicken bouillon with red peppers, green olives, garbanzo beans, corn meal spaetzle, cilantro.

 

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#1438075 Falk Copper Cookware

Posted by voyager on 26 February 2019 - 10:13 PM

C'mon, you can't really complain about the price of that cookware, can you?

 

Giving up a meal at Frenchette, or a meal or two at any of the multitude of places you dine at, will buy you a piece of cookware that will provide joy for a lifetime.  

 

Actually, this has been my lifetime philosophy.    Or as husband puts it when I am balking at the cost of something i want, "How many glasses of champagne would that buy you in Paris?"    




#1437949 Supper

Posted by voyager on 23 February 2019 - 02:53 AM

Smoked trout chowder (pancetta, potato, leek, celery, milk/cream. smoked trout). fried parsley.  

 

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Asked husband what kind of green he wanted as side.   

 

Answer, garlic bread.

 

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What can you do....




#1437933 Annoyances

Posted by voyager on 22 February 2019 - 03:50 PM

We live at a wonderful time...I guess.   Everything that is worth concern in my body was discovered peripherally in a CAT or MRI that was ordered to check out another situation.   As in, "Your xxx is just fine, however we noticed that your yyy shows some zzz."    At my age, I just smile and scamper.