Cooking with Kids: Heirloom Tomato Sauce

Every fall, I make a big batch of Roasted Tomato Sauce (and, last year, tomato paste) and can it for wintertime. Opening up a jar of it in the dead of winter is glorious. It’s like bottling summertime. But this year I just haven’t gotten to it and really am not sure if I will….

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Heirloom Tomato and Nectarine Salad

At a family party this weekend, my cousin made a beautiful salad of heirloom tomatoes, red onions, herbs, nectarines and a light vinaigrette from a local farm. It was brilliant. The sweetness of the nectarines are a lovely contrast to the onions and tomatoes. And the vinaigrette really brought it all together. It was absolutely…

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CSA Day: Apples!

I love when apple season rolls around. From apple picking to homemade apple goodies, it’s a lovely time of year. The cool temperatures are pretty awesome too. This week’s basket was filled with quite a few of these beauties. If you can stop yourself from eating all the apples from your basket this week, here…

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CSA Day: Tomatoes, Tomatoes, Tomatoes

Today, we celebrated my husband’s birthday (Happy birthday, honey!). The day started with a homemade breakfast of cheese omelets, homemade hashbrowns and chicken sausage. Then there was Will’s 5-year-old well-visit to the doctor followed by lunch (sandwiches from our fav deli), work and a special dinner with family. It was a whirlwind. So, I am…

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Whole Wheat Couscous Tabbouleh Salad

When I moved to New York (as in Manhattan) to go to college, I craved freedom and devoured the city. I walked everywhere, breathing in the skyscrapers and eying the fabulous fashion and amazing pace. Everything seemed so special, so amazing. One of my favorite things was checking out the myriad grocery stores in the…

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Cooking with Kids: Balsamic Tomato, Corn and Cucumber Panzanella Recipe

Earlier this year, I made my first panzanella (aka bread salad). It was a fabulous, flavorful, fresh salad perfect for a summertime (and it’s so unfair of me to mention it, since that is one of the few recipes I kept to myself — I promise to reveal it someday). So, when I contemplated how…

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