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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.



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



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



Lay on bed of onion or shallot



Surround with potato or aromatics.



Roast as size suggests.    Let rest and slice thinly.    



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...




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 



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


#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



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.



#1438441 Supper

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

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




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...




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




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.



#1438320 Supper

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

Green salad




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



#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.    




Avocado with Valentina sauce and evoo...




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





#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.  




Asked husband what kind of green he wanted as side.   


Answer, garlic bread.




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.