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  1. #1
    TammyM Guest

    Default Lunches for Next Week thanks to Charlotte

    I don't think CharlotteB of the splendor that is Berkeley posts here any
    more. Shame. She is one of the good ones. You should check out her blog,
    as I did, and glean some great recipes:
    http://loveandcooking.blogspot.com.. I emailed her and told her we need to
    have a Bay Area/Sacramento cook-in again. I'm volunteering someone in
    Berkeley to do the honors just cause I don't feel up to it :-)

    I came upon her recipe via Ranee Mueller (another rfcer I no longer see
    here) for Middle Eastern Chopped Salad. I'll make the salad tomorrow, along
    with hummus (Leila's recipe) and some homemade pitas. A couple of these
    will constitute my lunches next week along with some plain yogurt with mixed
    berries (I make my own flavored yogurt rather than buying the
    chemical -laden crap I find in grocery stores).

    Here's the recipe Charlotte has on her blog. I'll likely use the
    lemon-stuffed olives I have in the fridge in lieu of the kalamatas, cos
    that's what I have. Charlotte lives near wonderful markets like The Spanish
    Table and Andronicos whereas I live in the wilds of Sacramento. I could, I
    suppose, trek over to Whole foods, but it's a ways away and I'm changing my
    old habits and not driving places on a whim anymore. Gas prices are
    sniffing the 4 dollar/gallon mark so I make even more use of my bike these
    days.

    Middle Eastern Chopped Salad
    from Ranee Mueller via Charlotte's blog

    1-2 regular cucumbers (peeled and seeded) or 1 small English cuke (peeled,
    seeding optional)
    3-4 roma tomatoes
    1 sweet bell pepper (I like yellow for color contrast but red is ok)
    About 1/2 pound feta cheese
    About 1/2 pound drained weight good quality pitted Kalamata olives
    Chopped Italian parsley - at least 1/2 cup volume
    Juice of one lemon


    Chop veggies into usefully small bits (no larger than thumbnail is good) and
    toss in a bowl. Chop olives roughly and crumble cheese. Toss crumbled
    cheese, olives, and parsley in. Add salt/pepper/lemon to taste. If you hold
    this salad it will throw off liquid, but it keeps for a while in the fridge.
    (Tammy's note: since I'll be eating this all week, I'll chop the
    ingredients and refrigerate them separately, combining them each day for my
    lunch)




  2. #2
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Lunches for Next Week thanks to Charlotte

    On Sat, 26 Apr 2008 08:33:38 -0700, "TammyM" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I don't think CharlotteB of the splendor that is Berkeley posts here any
    >more. Shame. She is one of the good ones. You should check out her blog,
    >as I did, and glean some great recipes:


    She does post. Under clb now...


    >http://loveandcooking.blogspot.com.. I emailed her and told her we need to
    >have a Bay Area/Sacramento cook-in again. I'm volunteering someone in
    >Berkeley to do the honors just cause I don't feel up to it :-)


    Damn. I won't be there.... Can we have another one when I make it
    back to the bay area in about a year or so? Maybe I will even have
    one, once I find a house.

    Christine



  3. #3
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Lunches for Next Week thanks to Charlotte

    On Sat, 26 Apr 2008 08:33:38 -0700, "TammyM" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I don't think CharlotteB of the splendor that is Berkeley posts here any
    >more. Shame. She is one of the good ones. You should check out her blog,
    >as I did, and glean some great recipes:


    She does post. Under clb now...


    >http://loveandcooking.blogspot.com.. I emailed her and told her we need to
    >have a Bay Area/Sacramento cook-in again. I'm volunteering someone in
    >Berkeley to do the honors just cause I don't feel up to it :-)


    Damn. I won't be there.... Can we have another one when I make it
    back to the bay area in about a year or so? Maybe I will even have
    one, once I find a house.

    Christine



  4. #4
    Serene Guest

    Default Re: Lunches for Next Week thanks to Charlotte

    TammyM wrote:
    > I don't think CharlotteB of the splendor that is Berkeley posts here any
    > more. Shame. She is one of the good ones.


    Google groups says last time she posted was April 6, about three
    weeks ago, so I wouldn't write her off yet. :-)

    > You should check out her blog,
    > as I did, and glean some great recipes:
    > http://loveandcooking.blogspot.com.. I emailed her and told her we need to
    > have a Bay Area/Sacramento cook-in again. I'm volunteering someone in
    > Berkeley to do the honors just cause I don't feel up to it :-)


    We can do it at my place (maybe two miles from Charlotte's), but my
    place, while not tiny, isn't all that impressive from an
    entertaining standpoint. Still, I'd be happy to host. We do have a
    park right across the street, so we could grill stuff over there or
    something. The weather's warming up.

    Serene

  5. #5
    Serene Guest

    Default Re: Lunches for Next Week thanks to Charlotte

    TammyM wrote:
    > I don't think CharlotteB of the splendor that is Berkeley posts here any
    > more. Shame. She is one of the good ones.


    Google groups says last time she posted was April 6, about three
    weeks ago, so I wouldn't write her off yet. :-)

    > You should check out her blog,
    > as I did, and glean some great recipes:
    > http://loveandcooking.blogspot.com.. I emailed her and told her we need to
    > have a Bay Area/Sacramento cook-in again. I'm volunteering someone in
    > Berkeley to do the honors just cause I don't feel up to it :-)


    We can do it at my place (maybe two miles from Charlotte's), but my
    place, while not tiny, isn't all that impressive from an
    entertaining standpoint. Still, I'd be happy to host. We do have a
    park right across the street, so we could grill stuff over there or
    something. The weather's warming up.

    Serene

  6. #6
    The Ranger Guest

    Default Re: Lunches for Next Week thanks to Charlotte

    Serene <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > TammyM wrote:
    >> [..] I emailed her and told her we need to have
    >> a Bay Area/Sacramento cook-in again. I'm
    >> volunteering someone in Berkeley to do the
    >> honors just cause I don't feel up to it :-)
    >>

    > We can do it at my place (maybe two miles
    > from Charlotte's), but my place, while not tiny,
    > isn't all that impressive from an entertaining
    > standpoint. Still, I'd be happy to host. We do
    > have a park right across the street, so we
    > could grill stuff over there or something. The weather's
    > warming up.


    If there's a large enough turnout, then holding the event at
    the park might work better...

    The "NOT volunteering" Ranger



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    The Ranger Guest

    Default Re: Lunches for Next Week thanks to Charlotte

    Serene <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > TammyM wrote:
    >> [..] I emailed her and told her we need to have
    >> a Bay Area/Sacramento cook-in again. I'm
    >> volunteering someone in Berkeley to do the
    >> honors just cause I don't feel up to it :-)
    >>

    > We can do it at my place (maybe two miles
    > from Charlotte's), but my place, while not tiny,
    > isn't all that impressive from an entertaining
    > standpoint. Still, I'd be happy to host. We do
    > have a park right across the street, so we
    > could grill stuff over there or something. The weather's
    > warming up.


    If there's a large enough turnout, then holding the event at
    the park might work better...

    The "NOT volunteering" Ranger



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    TammyM Guest

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    "The Ranger" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Serene <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> TammyM wrote:
    >>> [..] I emailed her and told her we need to have
    >>> a Bay Area/Sacramento cook-in again. I'm
    >>> volunteering someone in Berkeley to do the
    >>> honors just cause I don't feel up to it :-)
    >>>

    >> We can do it at my place (maybe two miles
    >> from Charlotte's), but my place, while not tiny,
    >> isn't all that impressive from an entertaining
    >> standpoint. Still, I'd be happy to host. We do,
    >> have a park right across the street, so we
    >> could grill stuff over there or something. The weather's warming up.

    >
    > If there's a large enough turnout, then holding the event at the park
    > might work better...
    >
    > The "NOT volunteering" Ranger


    Oh, you are SO not fun.

    Serene, one of the most enjoyable cook-ins I've ever attended was at Jen aka
    Blacksun21's place which, at that time, was in the Sunset. I think. I'm
    directionally challenged. Her apartment was teenytiny. Her kitchen was
    even teenytinier. We had a ball. Evergene and I exchanged insults which
    culminated in us naming each other "Bagna Cauda sluts". Teenytiny venues
    for cook-ins necessitate intimacy.

    It's just like we always tell the menfolk - size doesn't matter. Only in
    this case, we're actually being truthful.

    TammyM



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    TammyM Guest

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    "The Ranger" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:BLGdnU22euHfxY7VnZ2dnUVZ_oqhnZ2d@rawbandwidth ...
    > Serene <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> TammyM wrote:
    >>> [..] I emailed her and told her we need to have
    >>> a Bay Area/Sacramento cook-in again. I'm
    >>> volunteering someone in Berkeley to do the
    >>> honors just cause I don't feel up to it :-)
    >>>

    >> We can do it at my place (maybe two miles
    >> from Charlotte's), but my place, while not tiny,
    >> isn't all that impressive from an entertaining
    >> standpoint. Still, I'd be happy to host. We do,
    >> have a park right across the street, so we
    >> could grill stuff over there or something. The weather's warming up.

    >
    > If there's a large enough turnout, then holding the event at the park
    > might work better...
    >
    > The "NOT volunteering" Ranger


    Oh, you are SO not fun.

    Serene, one of the most enjoyable cook-ins I've ever attended was at Jen aka
    Blacksun21's place which, at that time, was in the Sunset. I think. I'm
    directionally challenged. Her apartment was teenytiny. Her kitchen was
    even teenytinier. We had a ball. Evergene and I exchanged insults which
    culminated in us naming each other "Bagna Cauda sluts". Teenytiny venues
    for cook-ins necessitate intimacy.

    It's just like we always tell the menfolk - size doesn't matter. Only in
    this case, we're actually being truthful.

    TammyM



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    The Ranger Guest

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    TammyM <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "The Ranger" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    [snip]
    >> If there's a large enough turnout, then holding the
    >> event at the park might work better...
    >>

    > Oh, you are SO not fun.

    [snip Sardine Packing Intimacy]

    I have been accused of many things... But not being fun? I'm.
    I'm. So insulted. =8^~~

    The Ranger



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    The Ranger Guest

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    TammyM <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "The Ranger" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    [snip]
    >> If there's a large enough turnout, then holding the
    >> event at the park might work better...
    >>

    > Oh, you are SO not fun.

    [snip Sardine Packing Intimacy]

    I have been accused of many things... But not being fun? I'm.
    I'm. So insulted. =8^~~

    The Ranger



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    TammyM Guest

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    "Serene" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > TammyM wrote:
    >> I don't think CharlotteB of the splendor that is Berkeley posts here any
    >> more. Shame. She is one of the good ones.

    >
    > Google groups says last time she posted was April 6, about three weeks
    > ago, so I wouldn't write her off yet. :-)
    >
    > > You should check out her blog,
    >> as I did, and glean some great recipes:
    >> http://loveandcooking.blogspot.com.. I emailed her and told her we need
    >> to have a Bay Area/Sacramento cook-in again. I'm volunteering someone in
    >> Berkeley to do the honors just cause I don't feel up to it :-)

    >
    > We can do it at my place (maybe two miles from Charlotte's), but my place,
    > while not tiny, isn't all that impressive from an entertaining standpoint.
    > Still, I'd be happy to host. We do have a park right across the street, so
    > we could grill stuff over there or something. The weather's warming up.


    Come to think of it, Ron and Joe have a great place for a cook-in. Maybe
    I'll see if they'll let me volunteer them :-)
    If you've never sampled Joe's cooking, well! You're really missing out.
    That guy can COOK!

    TammyM, thinking that maybe she started something....



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    TammyM Guest

    Default Re: Lunches for Next Week thanks to Charlotte


    "Serene" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > TammyM wrote:
    >> I don't think CharlotteB of the splendor that is Berkeley posts here any
    >> more. Shame. She is one of the good ones.

    >
    > Google groups says last time she posted was April 6, about three weeks
    > ago, so I wouldn't write her off yet. :-)
    >
    > > You should check out her blog,
    >> as I did, and glean some great recipes:
    >> http://loveandcooking.blogspot.com.. I emailed her and told her we need
    >> to have a Bay Area/Sacramento cook-in again. I'm volunteering someone in
    >> Berkeley to do the honors just cause I don't feel up to it :-)

    >
    > We can do it at my place (maybe two miles from Charlotte's), but my place,
    > while not tiny, isn't all that impressive from an entertaining standpoint.
    > Still, I'd be happy to host. We do have a park right across the street, so
    > we could grill stuff over there or something. The weather's warming up.


    Come to think of it, Ron and Joe have a great place for a cook-in. Maybe
    I'll see if they'll let me volunteer them :-)
    If you've never sampled Joe's cooking, well! You're really missing out.
    That guy can COOK!

    TammyM, thinking that maybe she started something....



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    TammyM Guest

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    "The Ranger" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > TammyM <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:fuvlqt$g65$[email protected]..
    >> "The Ranger" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:BLGdnU22euHfxY7VnZ2dnUVZ_oqhnZ2d@rawbandwidth ...

    > [snip]
    >>> If there's a large enough turnout, then holding the
    >>> event at the park might work better...
    >>>

    >> Oh, you are SO not fun.

    > [snip Sardine Packing Intimacy]
    >
    > I have been accused of many things... But not being fun? I'm. I'm. So
    > insulted. =8^~~


    You're just miffed about the size reference which you SNIPPED!
    =:-o

    TammyM



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    TammyM Guest

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    "The Ranger" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > TammyM <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:fuvlqt$g65$[email protected]..
    >> "The Ranger" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:BLGdnU22euHfxY7VnZ2dnUVZ_oqhnZ2d@rawbandwidth ...

    > [snip]
    >>> If there's a large enough turnout, then holding the
    >>> event at the park might work better...
    >>>

    >> Oh, you are SO not fun.

    > [snip Sardine Packing Intimacy]
    >
    > I have been accused of many things... But not being fun? I'm. I'm. So
    > insulted. =8^~~


    You're just miffed about the size reference which you SNIPPED!
    =:-o

    TammyM



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    The Ranger Guest

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    TammyM <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    [snip]
    > You're just miffed about the size reference [..]


    "You'd like to think that! You've beaten my Spaniard which
    means..." Oh wait. Wrong channeling.

    The Ranger



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    The Ranger Guest

    Default Re: Lunches for Next Week thanks to Charlotte

    TammyM <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:fuvmn7$gbm$[email protected]..
    [snip]
    > You're just miffed about the size reference [..]


    "You'd like to think that! You've beaten my Spaniard which
    means..." Oh wait. Wrong channeling.

    The Ranger



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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Lunches for Next Week thanks to Charlotte

    Great! I was just looking up recipes for "Greek Salad" this morning.
    All called for red wine vinegar, but lemon sounds better to me.

    `````````````````````````

    On Sat, 26 Apr 2008 08:33:38 -0700, "TammyM" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Middle Eastern Chopped Salad
    >from Ranee Mueller via Charlotte's blog
    >
    >1-2 regular cucumbers (peeled and seeded) or 1 small English cuke (peeled,
    >seeding optional)
    >3-4 roma tomatoes
    >1 sweet bell pepper (I like yellow for color contrast but red is ok)
    >About 1/2 pound feta cheese
    >About 1/2 pound drained weight good quality pitted Kalamata olives
    >Chopped Italian parsley - at least 1/2 cup volume
    >Juice of one lemon
    >
    >
    >Chop veggies into usefully small bits (no larger than thumbnail is good) and
    >toss in a bowl. Chop olives roughly and crumble cheese. Toss crumbled
    >cheese, olives, and parsley in. Add salt/pepper/lemon to taste. If you hold
    >this salad it will throw off liquid, but it keeps for a while in the fridge.
    >(Tammy's note: since I'll be eating this all week, I'll chop the
    >ingredients and refrigerate them separately, combining them each day for my
    >lunch)
    >
    >



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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Lunches for Next Week thanks to Charlotte

    Great! I was just looking up recipes for "Greek Salad" this morning.
    All called for red wine vinegar, but lemon sounds better to me.

    `````````````````````````

    On Sat, 26 Apr 2008 08:33:38 -0700, "TammyM" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Middle Eastern Chopped Salad
    >from Ranee Mueller via Charlotte's blog
    >
    >1-2 regular cucumbers (peeled and seeded) or 1 small English cuke (peeled,
    >seeding optional)
    >3-4 roma tomatoes
    >1 sweet bell pepper (I like yellow for color contrast but red is ok)
    >About 1/2 pound feta cheese
    >About 1/2 pound drained weight good quality pitted Kalamata olives
    >Chopped Italian parsley - at least 1/2 cup volume
    >Juice of one lemon
    >
    >
    >Chop veggies into usefully small bits (no larger than thumbnail is good) and
    >toss in a bowl. Chop olives roughly and crumble cheese. Toss crumbled
    >cheese, olives, and parsley in. Add salt/pepper/lemon to taste. If you hold
    >this salad it will throw off liquid, but it keeps for a while in the fridge.
    >(Tammy's note: since I'll be eating this all week, I'll chop the
    >ingredients and refrigerate them separately, combining them each day for my
    >lunch)
    >
    >



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    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 26 Apr 2008 09:38:52 -0700, "TammyM" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >"The Ranger" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:BLGdnU22euHfxY7VnZ2dnUVZ_oqhnZ2d@rawbandwidt h...
    >> Serene <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:[email protected]..
    >>> TammyM wrote:
    >>>> [..] I emailed her and told her we need to have
    >>>> a Bay Area/Sacramento cook-in again. I'm
    >>>> volunteering someone in Berkeley to do the
    >>>> honors just cause I don't feel up to it :-)
    >>>>
    >>> We can do it at my place (maybe two miles
    >>> from Charlotte's), but my place, while not tiny,
    >>> isn't all that impressive from an entertaining
    >>> standpoint. Still, I'd be happy to host. We do,
    >>> have a park right across the street, so we
    >>> could grill stuff over there or something. The weather's warming up.

    >>
    >> If there's a large enough turnout, then holding the event at the park
    >> might work better...
    >>
    >> The "NOT volunteering" Ranger

    >
    >Oh, you are SO not fun.
    >
    >Serene, one of the most enjoyable cook-ins I've ever attended was at Jen aka
    >Blacksun21's place which, at that time, was in the Sunset. I think. I'm
    >directionally challenged. Her apartment was teenytiny. Her kitchen was
    >even teenytinier. We had a ball. Evergene and I exchanged insults which
    >culminated in us naming each other "Bagna Cauda sluts". Teenytiny venues
    >for cook-ins necessitate intimacy.
    >
    >It's just like we always tell the menfolk - size doesn't matter. Only in
    >this case, we're actually being truthful.
    >

    Those were great get-togethers. Have you kept up with her?

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