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  •  At the pixxer house, we were supposed to be (10+ / 0-)

    having a pizza - neat thing from Epicurious with roasted red peppers, sliced of boiled potatoes, Gaeta olive tapenade, and an opinionated Italian fontina (Valle d'Aosta).

    But at Berkeley Bowl I finally saw some porcini, which I've been waiting for to have with a wine from a grateful student/TA. We make this sort of single-serving quiche-like thing that Mr pixxer invented by modifying something from Mexico the Beautiful - he sautes porcini pieces, covers with shredded smoked mozzarella (scamorze) and pours an egg/cream/s&p mixture over that. It's scrumptious - an attempt at mimicking something we had on a trip more than 15 years ago to Firenze - a dish I loved but could never replicate. He came close. So now I have ingredients for pizza and the porcini thing and have to decide. Could be a worse life.

    We all understand that freedom isn't free. What Romney and Ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. We have to invest in it.
    Julian Castro, DNC 4 Sept 2012

    by pixxer on Sat May 04, 2013 at 04:44:17 PM PDT

    •  Pizza schmizza (7+ / 0-)

      go for the porcini.

      Too many in this country feel the Constitution should include the 2nd Amendment. And nothing else.

      by blueoregon on Sat May 04, 2013 at 04:48:08 PM PDT

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      •  Yeah - I walked back to the store and got (5+ / 0-)

        a really nice baguette (pizza happens when we're out of bread so changing gears requires this). I'll make the pizza tomorrow. I bought an extra red pepper and a nice little globe eggplant on my first trip, and will grill red peppers and herbed eggplant slices all together, and the following day I'll make a pasta with eggplant, roasted red peppers, and feta. Got Plans!

        While at The Cheese Board buying the fontina for the pizza, I saw a sign about some preserved figs, which of course they suggested be accompanied by cheese. So I bought us some of those, plus two cheeses recommended to go with them. At The Cheese Board they want you to try everything before buying, so it's a great place to learn stuff. I do love living in Berkeley!

        We all understand that freedom isn't free. What Romney and Ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. We have to invest in it.
        Julian Castro, DNC 4 Sept 2012

        by pixxer on Sat May 04, 2013 at 05:34:41 PM PDT

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