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ProfessionalHobbit

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  1. ProfessionalHobbit

    Breakfast! 2018

    You'll notice it's not an omelet or a poached egg though. That was my real point.
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    California Farmers' Markets

    Each of these is slightly bigger than a golf ball. today: herbs, green beans, plums, peaches, zucchini, squash blossoms, mozzarella cheese, figs, sweet peppers, shishito peppers, garlic
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    Breakfast! 2018

    This was a couple of weeks ago Roasted plums with juniper berries and gin
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    Breakfast! 2018

    Continuing my theme of non-traditional, non-egg based breakfasts... Espresso brownies, Cognac-espresso chocolate frosting I had the three pictured with a glass of milk. The rest will be for my husband's bridge club tomorrow.
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    Figs!

    How timely as we had bought some figs this past weekend, plus our farmers' markets are loaded with them Fig and sweet red pepper salad with mint and crème fraîche Dressing consists of crushed mint leaves macerated in a solution of 1:1 lemon juice and white wine vinegar, into which was whisked some crème fraîche, fruity extra-virgin olive oil, salt and black pepper.
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    Favorite balsamic vinegars

    The bottle above came with a dropper which I had totally ignored until B pointed it out. I'm at work right now, so will update this post with a pic when I get home.
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    Breakfast! 2018

    Blueberry galette, rosemary crust. Served with crème fraîche.
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    Favorite balsamic vinegars

    We managed to score a bottle. Well worth the expense and wait - a teaspoonful of complexity is the best way to describe the taste. Sweet-sharp with notes of oak, black pepper and vanilla. It lingers on your tongue for a few hours.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Pappardelle with Tuscan duck ragu
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    Breakfast! 2018

    Sliced toasted bread rubbed with a garlic clove, then rubbed with sliced ripe tomatoes so that their juices and flesh permeate the bread, then drizzled with extra-virgin California olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper
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    The Egg Sandwich

    Probably not, and ditto for proper bagels.
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    The Egg Sandwich

    I have to train the deli I go to here in San Francisco to make them plain: bread, egg, butter, salt and pepper.
  13. ProfessionalHobbit

    Breakfast! 2018

    Apricot upside-down cake. It's awesome served with crème fraîche. I already had two slices. (as you can see, I prefer non-egg-based breakfasts whenever possible)
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    California Farmers' Markets

    It's been a few weeks. Today we bought: apricots, rabbit, herbs (basil, parsley), green beans, potatoes, cherry tomatoes, ricotta cheese, lard, melon, strawberries, peach conserve, nectarine conserve, bread, red onions and heirloom garlic.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Crostino with sheep's milk ricotta cheese, basil and slow-roasted cherry tomatoes Coniglio all'Ischitana ("Braised rabbit in the style of Ischitana") - Rabbit is browned in olive oil, then braised in a mixture of wine, lard and tomatoes. Any offal that comes with the rabbit is sliced, then wrapped in basil leaves and placed throughout the pot. Fagiolini al pesto ("Green beans and potatoes with pesto")
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