OT: What's for dinner?

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My favourite tapas place was sort of on the way home from picking up a new retro saddle for one of my bikes.
So I had to have a couple of pinchos - tuna salad, and pata negra ham with aioli




And pulpo

 
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^Albarino?
I think so, but I can't say for shure. I just asked for a glass of something crisp and fruity to go with the octopus. And this place only serves good wine. So I just take whatever the server suggests, without looking at the label.
 
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I have had a couple of rough days at work, so I couldn't be bothered to cook anything tonight. I also didn't feel like take-out. So I went to the restaurant downstairs from mine for dinner.

I got the stuffed quail, which is probably the best dish I've had there. But the wine was all kinds of wrong - I asked the head waiter (who is one of my flat-mates) for whatever he thought would be good, and he brought me a glass of rosé, which was way to crisp and acidic for that dish. A nice, mellow pinot noir would have been perfect, but they don't sell those by the glass, so I settled on a glass of merlot.




I had to get some cheese as well. Tomme de Savoie, Morbier, and Compté, laid up in the wrong order.
It's a shame, really. The food is very good. But the attention to detail is so poor that if I didn't get half of my drinks-tap comped, I wouldn't be coming there.

 

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I spent the entire day yesterday making a giant pot of pasta sauce. It's been a few years since I've made a sauce, and I never did one like this before -- starting with grated carrots and diced onions. I put lamb, pork and beef ribs in, chopped basil and parsley -- and of course a healthy smack of grated garlic. I also made 51 mozzarella stuffed meatballs. So that is what's for dinner tonight. Though I'm so sick of tasting the sauce, I may wind up not eating. LOL
 

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I got the stuffed quail, which is probably the best dish I've had there. But the wine was all kinds of wrong - I asked the head waiter (who is one of my flat-mates) for whatever he thought would be good, and he brought me a glass of rosé, which was way to crisp and acidic for that dish. A nice, mellow pinot noir would have been perfect, but they don't sell those by the glass, so I settled on a glass of merlot.
Looks tasty!

Yeah - Pinot sounds about right. Or a nice Sangiovese, which seems to go pretty well with almost anything, particularly roasted tomatoes (is that what I see there?).
 

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Okonomiyaki, Hiroshima style.

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(Japanese pancake with cabbage and shrimp, topped with a layer of fried egg and noodles, topped again with okonomi sauce, kewpie mayo, nori pieces and dried bonito flakes. Kirin lager not pictured.)
 

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What’s for dinner? Something cheap, from a drive-through, with no nutritional value.
 

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Looks tasty!

Yeah - Pinot sounds about right. Or a nice Sangiovese, which seems to go pretty well with almost anything, particularly roasted tomatoes (is that what I see there?).
Yep on the tomatoes.
A sangiovese would have been nice as well. But I'm a bit of a francophile when it comes to wine, and the first thing that popped into my head when I started eating was "pinot noir, Burgundy".
 
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No argument here on Burgundy. My very favorite wines of all time have been Grand Cru Burg's.

However, I do love me some Rhone, Chianti, Brunello, Rioja, Barossa, Mosel, CA, WA, OR, ...
 

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My sister and niece came over for dinner yesterday, so I took the opportunity to buy a whole chicken for once and make coq au vin




A happy, organic chicken




Lightly browned in butter




Some veg




A bottle of Pinot Noir, a bouquet garni, and just enough water so everything is covered

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Sauce strained, and reducing to the left. Bacon to the right. When the bacon was done, I sautéed some carrots, leek, parsley root, and button mushrooms in the rendered fat, and glazed them with a bit of the sauce and some sugar before putting everything together.

 

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Nothing gourmet, but simple and good. Chicken breast grilled out back, fresh butter-and-sugar corn on the cob bought at the farm and picked today with butter and salt, fresh green beans picked today, and a cold gose (sour beer) from a local brewery.
 

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I rolled up a couple of Stromboli's. Tasty. My bulldog guarded them while they cooled. I think that is what he was doing. Perhaps he was just wishing he was taller!
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It’s barbecue madness! Staying home because of the record heat. Don’t use my smoker much because I have to be there for hours. Seems like the perfect time to throw a try tip and ribs on it. Salmon and corn from farmers market required the grill. We’ve got it all going!
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Eggs

Fried egg sandwiches, egg in a hole, hard boiled 30 eggs for egg salad.

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They're great, don't get me wrong.
 

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A friend once asked me how to make Fired Rice, so I made a YT video.....

 


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