Yearly Archives: 2010

Kirkland Fresh White Truffles

Well, not Kirkland, but you get what I’m saying. I was at my Costco (Richmond, Cali) yesterday and they had fresh white truffles for $1,799.99 per pound.  No kidding.  Really.  Not behind any kind of glass or protected by armed … Continue reading

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Potato & Cabbage Gratin

An oozing casserole is a great thing to have for din-din on a cold winter’s eve.  While a potato gratin may be the perfect form of this, I like to add a little something else to the mix.  Awhile ago I adapted Tyler Florence’s “ultimate” recipe to what … Continue reading

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Gres des Vosges at my Costco

You normally don’t find 125 gram packages of any food item at Costco.  Well, maybe caviar. I was very happy to come across this wonderful little fern frond-topped cheese — essentially a pasteurized milk version of Alsatian Munster — at the Richmond (CA) branch. The … Continue reading

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Little Crab Casseroles

Here’s an easy recipe for decadent little creamy crab casseroles I developed based on a couple 1950’s dip recipes.  They work very well if you are having people over and want to serve a comforting, hot appetizer. Do me a favor, though:  buy … Continue reading

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Leftovers: Roast ‘taters with Cheese & Short Rib Gravy

Anyone who knows me or reads my blog knows I’m big into leftovers. If I make something or go out to eat I don’t care what’s left, how much or how little, I put it in a container and eat … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Costco

5 December 2010 Costco Wholesale Corporation Attn:  Customer Service P. O. Box 34331 Seattle, WA 98124 Re: Lack of Acme Fish Corporation’s smoked whitefish products at your Richmond, California, store Dear Costco: It’s me, your biggest fan. I’m wondering why you, once … Continue reading

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Bánh mì in the ‘hood

This review will also appear in GraceAnn Walden’s newsletter, The Yummy Report, which will soon be available on her new website.  Go there to sign up for The Yummy Report! I crave bánh mì on a regular basis, so I’m happy … Continue reading

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Old Old Bay

I knew I needed to replace my Old Bay Seasoning, but I had no idea how old my existing box was! We all recall certain things from our childhood kitchens that were like fixtures – always there in the same form.  … Continue reading

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Stuffed Peppers with Ground Meat, Farro & Feta in Lemon Sauce

The gist of this post is:  farro better than rice in stuffed peppers, in my opinion.  My Mom always used rice, lots of tomato product and green bell peppers in her version, which I still love, but I do something different that … Continue reading

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Better Late than Never in Making Masala Chai at Home

You can file this under lame, or lazy, or just plain wasteful. Why I never started making masala chai (Indian spiced tea) at home I’ll never know.  I have been telling myself to look into this for years, but just … Continue reading

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