Yearly Archives: 2010

Recchiuti Wine and Chocolate Taste Event

I always very much look forward to Recchiuti events. Michael Recchiuti never ceases to surprise me with the combinations he can come up with. This time was no exception. We started with a classic, homemade graham cracker with a melted … Continue reading

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The Stick – Quadrupel

Original Gravity: 1.111 18 gal filtered water 60g gypsum 40g chalk 32lb Weyermann Pilsner 1.5lb Briess Victory 1lb Briess Carapils 1lb Gambrinus Munich .5lb Briess Extra Special .5lb Briess chocolate (36.5lb total)

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Grilled Veggie and Salmon Pasta

Simple and delicious. Grill salmon with just some salt, pepper and olive oil. In a grill basket, toss some broccoli florets and chopped summer squash. Cook all that until it’s done. Meanwhile (on the stove not the BBQ) sauté up … Continue reading

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Peg-Legged Pale Ale

Label/name inspired by Stingray Sam. Ingredients 18 gal filtered water 2 oz gypsum 4 oz burton salts 8 tbsp diammonium phosphate 14lb Gambrinus pale ale 2lb Briess Munich 1lb Briess cara 20L .5lb Briess cara 60L (18lb total)

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Not your typical 4th of July BBQ

We had some friends over for the 4th and wanted to make something nice and fancy but that still had some element of the Independence Day barbecue thing going on. I started with my classic ahi tartare. It’s becoming a … Continue reading

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Garden Update!

The garden is in full force. So much so that I can’t keep up with it and my CSA boxes! The thing about having a CSA and a garden is that things, you know, grow at the same time! Kale … Continue reading

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Rosemary and Red Wine Barbecued Chicken

I didn’t eat meat for years. Not because of ethics or anything like that, I just stopped liking it. One day, a while back, I thought “BBQ chicken sounds good.” Not the kind with barbecue sauce on it but herbed, … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken with Leeks and Sage, and Fava Bean Bruschetta

Exhausted from vacation…aren’t they tiring? I had a chicken, I had leeks from my CSA, I have sage in the garden. That’s a meal right there! 1 whole chicken 3 leeks, chopped 1/4 cup butter (sliced into pats) 10-12 sage … Continue reading

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Before and After – Potato Leek Soup

Before: 2 leeks, chopped 2 green garlics, white and pale green parts, chopped 3 small carrots, diced Saute all that in some butter until everything is soft. Add 1 cup white wine and cook most of it off. 4 medium … Continue reading

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Manresa – Los Gatos

Manresa 320 Village Lane Los Gatos, CA 95030 I have been wanting to go to Manresa for ages. It seems like it’s harder to plan to go to a place just 20 minutes away over our lovely mountain highway than … Continue reading

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Trying to Get Through CSA Boxes

Here’s what I picked up from my CSA this week. Apples Arugula Asian stir-fry mix Broccolini Chard Cilantro Young fava bean pods Green garlic Baby red Russian kale Leeks Red leaf lettuce Mizuna Strawberries I have some catching up to … Continue reading

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Slanted Door – San Francisco

The Slanted Door 1 Ferry Building #3 San Francisco, CA 94111 415-861-8032 I had a few errands to run in San Francisco. All food-related so it was worth the drive up. My first stop was Omnivore Books on Food to … Continue reading

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Ribeye Steak and Spring Greens Salad

Mixed spring greens salad: Mixed spring greens (duh!) 1/2 grapefruit per dish (segmented and sliced) 3 radishes per dish Parmigiano-Reggiano slices Dressing: 1 shallot Juice from 1 lemon 1 T orange juice 1 T grapefruit juice 1 T parsley salt … Continue reading

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Snapper with Rutabaga Puree and Chard

More experimenting with the CSA box contents! The one thing in the box that was a mystery to me, preparation-wise, was the 1/2 dozen rutabagas. I sent out a plea on twitter. I got a lot of good recipes. I … Continue reading

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Awww, Mom, You Made a Recipe Again?! – Chicken in Riesling, and Artichoke and Green Garlic Soup

Truth be told, “again” and “recipe” don’t really go together in my house. The title quote is actually paraphrased from Neil Gaiman‘s Coraline—I’ve always liked that line. But this week I got my first CSA box and, since the point … Continue reading

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