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Aug 4, 2014 08:25 PM

What's for Dinner #317 - Yes, it's Summer, Summertime is here... [Through August 9, 2014]

I thought it was time for the WAR summertime song...

"Riding round town with all the windows down
Eight track playing all your favorite sounds
The rhythm of the bongos fill the park
The street musicians trying to get a start

'Cause it's summer, summer time is here
Yes, it's summer, my time of year
Yes, it's summer, my time of year"

Summer seems to be winding down for some. Here in San Francisco we're getting our typical cool and foggy weather. i do miss the days of my yute, warm, sunny days, eight track blaring from some cat's lowrider... yep, this was definitely one of the soundtracks of my coming of age!

whatcha got on the stove/grill tonight?

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  1. the David Lebovitz caramelized pork ribs were a hit, though we both would have liked them spicier - and that's after i added 4 dried thai bird chilies to the sauce. this really is a very simple dish with very good flavors,and the meat was super tender.

    the creamy garlicky coleslaw was really good. it calls for any veggie you want, and then the dressing of mayo, RWV, dijon, pepper, and minced garlic. i used green cabbage, scallions, arugula that needed to be used, jalapeno, cilantro, radishes, cherry tomatoes, and minced ginger. very nice with the pork.

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    1. re: mariacarmen

      REALLY need to cook at home this week! We stretched our dine out spree another evening and it was a big payoff, as we discovered a new-to-us sushi bar. I think this one will be in the regular rotation, if tonight's showing was any indication. And they do aburi by the piece!

      1. re: mariacarmen

        This is where I get all trashy and keep Cholula at the table, often hidden in my purse.

        Looks delicious though!`

        1. re: mariacarmen

          I'm not sure which of his rib recipes you used, but those look fabulous.

            1. re: mariacarmen

              Great, thanks! I have Lebovitz's My Paris Kitchen, but haven't made this recipe yet. Several people did though during his COTM month recently and the reports were glowing.

        2. Nothing exciting over here. Bf had leftovers. I had some roasted veggies in corn tortillas, with melted cheese and hot sauce.

          Salted caramel chocolate bars for dessert.

          1. Spending a few days at the beach cottage we used to rent every summer. Lots of great times here.

            Minimal kitchen equipment and no inventory, coupled with a need to keep things manageable for the wisdom tooth patient yielded grilled swordfish on tomato & red onion confit with bacon & shallot fresh corn pudding. The latter was totally winged and it worked.

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            1. re: rjbh20

              The corn pudding was fabulous, and made another appearance this morning with bacon and eggs. An amazing go-with.

            2. Tonight I'm dining with clients who are in from the Midwest. Already checked the menu: I'm leaning towards grilled octopus salad and a small plate of pickled herring. Could change depending on specials.

              1. Last night's plan for kedgeree went to ratshit, with herself going out for pizza with the coven. And me having a cheese omelette & salad.

                So, we'll have another try at kedgeree.

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                  1. re: mariacarmen

                    You'll be familiar with the three sister witches in Macbeth then.

                    A tasty stew in the making:

                    Fillet of a fenny snake,
                    In the cauldron boil and bake;
                    Eye of newt and toe of frog,
                    Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
                    Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting,
                    Lizard's leg and owlet's wing,
                    For a charm of powerful trouble,
                    Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

                    1. re: Harters

                      but of course. the Bard makes no mention of pizza, though....

                      1. re: Harters

                        Love it.

                        Jimmy Buffet describes his wife's cronies as "The International House of Women." It's a play on an American fast food chain.

                        The Bard is always a hoot:

                        First Witch
                        When shall we three meet again
                        In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

                        Second Witch
                        When the hurlyburly's done,
                        When the battle's lost and won.


                        First Witch
                        I come, Graymalkin!

                        Second Witch
                        Paddock calls.

                        Third Witch

                        Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
                        Hover through the fog and filthy air. (1.1.1)

                        It takes all my willpower not to shout out these lines like the audience does at Rocky Horror. Way too much fun.