Tag: Cherry Tomatoes

Basics & Tips, Summer's Bounty

Tomatoes

There is not a hope in hell that I can’t blog about tomatoes. Where in the world would I be without them or where would the world be without them? My husband says we have tomatoes in some form or other every day…hmmm…he’s probably right. I can’t help it. I have always been addicted to the […]

Spring Possibilities

New Greens And More

It’s official, winter’s over and time to get those seeds! Growing your own arugula is very satisfying. It’s like magic! Simply seed directly in the garden or plant in a planter on a patio or balcony. Mix together some potting soil, some sea soil then plant the seeds. Water lightly. In no time at all […]

Spring Possibilities

It’s Spring Again!

Almost every day I go out with anticipation, to check the garden to see what plants have reappeared or have new buds on them! The rhubarb has sent up its shoots and what’s not to like about rhubarb pie or a crisp? There are always chores to be done;  plants that need to be moved to a new spot because they […]

Summer Pasta

Phyllis Pasta Estiva (Summer Pasta)

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. In the spring and early summer, I like to make a Primavera Sauce for linguine. It’s chock full of spring veggies. So…when the fava beans and peas began to show up at the Farmer’s Market, I thought “I should make a pasta using them; here […]

Summer Vegetables and Sides

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. One of the highlights of summer are the tomatoes, fresh from the garden, or from your local Farmer’s Market. They are so sweet and luscious and yummy. This is my take on a Canadian Living recipe. It’s fabulous with chicken, barbecued Italian herbed ribs or Italian fennel sausages. […]

Summer Pasta

Bucatini alla Chiummenzana

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. What to do with all those cherry tomatoes in the garden! This slightly spicy tomato sauce hails from Capri and it’s terrific.  I found some fresh artichokes**at the Farmer’s Market this week, so I decided to make stuffed artichokes for the first course, followed by the […]

Fall Pasta, Summer Pasta

Spaghetti With Pesto Trapanese

There is nothing like making this pesto when the garden provides ripe cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. It’s so easy to put together.  Thanks to “Lidia’s Italy” for this one! On a hot day, with a glass of chilled wine, it just doesn’t get any better.   You choose the vino! ¾ lb. cherry tomatoes, very ripe & […]