Tag: Tomatoes

Individual Cherry Tomato Tarts with Black Olives

Cherry Tomato Tarts

These days at #5 we seem to be eating cherry tomatoes 24/7. I’ve been wanting to make these tarts all summer and finally did! I’m we glad I did…they were so good! Whipped up a green salad, voila dinner! You can easily double the recipe to make 8 servings. The best time to make this […]

Blog Post Photo of Green Tomato Relish in Canning Jars
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There’s Something About Canning

It’s the season once again to haul out our jars and get canning and preserving! And I am so glad to see a resurgence of interest in people taking it up!  Domenica Marchetti has recently published a new book “Preserving Italy” that’s filled with delicious recipes. The household I grew up in had a pantry […]

Mexican Meatball Soup with Lime, Corn Chips
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Mexican Meatball Soup

In Mexico, this soup is known as Albondigas sopa. Albondigas are meatballs. And it’s very, very good! If you like it a little bit hotter, use a hotter salsa, or add a finely chopped jalapeno or serrano chili when sauteeing the onions. Make some guacamole and salsa to serve with corn chips and there you […]

Blog Post Photo Showing Homegrown Romanesco Zucchini & Sun Gold Tomatoes
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Our August Garden

August for us is “zucchini/tomatoes” 24/7!  Tomatoes and zucchini prepared in as many guises as we can come up with! Lucky for us that besides the Sun Gold cherry tomatoes that I grow each year, there’s a guy that I refer to as the “Tomato Whisperer.”  He grows outstanding tomatoes on his organic farm near […]

Blog Post Photo, Planting Tomatoes
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It would be almost impossible for me not to post about my love of tomatoes! Where in the world would I be without them or where would the world be without them?  My friend and author of many cookbooks, Marlena Spieler totally understands what I laughingly refer to as my addiction. My husband often tells […]

Basket with Homegrown Italian Plum Tomatoes & Cod With Tomatoes & Tomato Mozz. Police
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Tomato Fresh Mozzarella Salad Police

I may have mentioned in my writings that I adore tomatoes!   The bounty of summer at it’s best! It’s the dead of winter now and that often brings getting together with food friends.  Recently at a get-together lunch recently where I saw on the  menu Tomato Bocconcini salad.  I could almost feel my blood pressure […]

Blog Photo Post Laurie Colwin's Tomato Pie and Changes I Made
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Laurie Colwin’s Tomato Pie

Not too long ago my facebook friend Roz Coreri Paige posted that she had won a contest for her Italian style tomato pie, which brought to mind Laurie Colwin’s Tomato Pie that I have wanted to make for I can’t tell you how long, I just never quite got there! So I searched through my […]

Turkey Gumbo Soup with Okra
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Turkey Gumbo Soup

Guess what I found while rummaging around in my freezer?  You guessed it, the carcass from the roast turkey!  Some don’t like okra; I don’t happen to be one of them! If you don’t have a turkey carcass, simply buy turkey drumsticks and wings and follow my instructions on How To Make Stock. I find it […]

Zucchini Crostini with Melted Cheese ,Thyme Sprigs Garnish

Zucchini Crostini

The first time I made these I was catering an event and looking for interesting vegetarian appy’s. I liked them a lot as did the guests. It may not leap off the page at you, but give it a shot, you’ll be surprised at how really good it is. If you can get your hands […]