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Kid Approved: Garlic Tomato Spaghetti Squash

Kid Approved: Garlic Tomato Spaghetti Squash

| November 5, 2007 | 4 Comments

The first, and only, time I had spaghetti squash was years ago in college. While studying at the Biosphere 2, I was invited to a dinner at another girl’s apartment. Spaghetti squash with a tomato sauce was one of the meals she served. I remember being apprehensive, but trying it. I was shocked. It really […]

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Sundried Tomato Oregano Pasta

Sundried Tomato Oregano Pasta

| October 14, 2007 | 3 Comments

Happy birthday, Weekend Herb Blogging! Weekend Herb Blogging is celebrating its second birthday this weekend. Creator Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen has challenged bloggers to incorporate an herb and a veggie into a dish for this weekend’s roundup. I have to admit, mine doesn’t quite fit the bill though, since tomatoes are a fruit, not a […]

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Recipe: Swiss Chard with Tomato and Feta

Recipe: Swiss Chard with Tomato and Feta

| September 22, 2007 | 3 Comments

Here’s another local dish (significance? check out Eat Local Challenge). I took some local ingredients – Swiss chard, a tomato, an onion – and made this fabulous side dish (see above, at top right). It went perfectly with the tangy panko chicken (recipe to come) and lemon feta cous cous. Mmmmm. A note about Swiss […]

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Eating local, eating quickly: Tortellini with tomatoes, garlic and feta

Eating local, eating quickly: Tortellini with tomatoes, garlic and feta

| September 21, 2007 | 3 Comments

Some nights, I just want something fresh and flavorful that cooks in no time. This is one of my favorite dishes for that. I don’t usually specify a pasta or a brand, but this variety is very tasty and works well with the other flavors. Plus the timing is perfect. It takes about 10 minutes […]

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Making Gazpacho

Making Gazpacho

| September 13, 2007 | 1 Comment

I finished up my wealth of tomatoes on Sunday by throwing together an easy gazpacho. Would you believe that before this year, I’d never eaten (or made) gazpacho? I hadn’t. Not sure why — it just wasn’t on the agenda. I checked out a number of recipes before writing this one. Thank goodness everyone in […]

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How to Make a Big Batch of Roasted Tomato Sauce to Store for the Winter

How to Make a Big Batch of Roasted Tomato Sauce to Store for the Winter

| September 7, 2007 | 4 Comments

Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes! When I bought the 10 pounds of seconds tomatoes last weekend, I was worried that my ultimate goal of transforming them into a succulent sauce was, well, a bit lofty. But, fortunately, the plan worked like a charm and I was able to use my small batch process on a much larger […]

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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Blue Cheese Vinaigrette

| September 5, 2007 | 1 Comment

Nearly every weekend this summer has included a trip to my cousin’s farm. Will and I have carefully selected the farm-fresh and mostly organic produce and coveted it all week long. There were overflowing pints of blueberries that Will would finish before the day was out and tiny, sweet orange cherry tomatoes that would burst […]

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Broccoli Slaw

Broccoli Slaw

| August 26, 2007 | 4 Comments

When I was pregnant with Will, I ate everything in sight – except lobster (one of my favorite foods). The favorites during that time were sausage and pepper grinders, nachos and anything from McDonald’s. I couldn’t have chosen a worse diet really. This pregnancy is the polar opposite. I still like lobster, for one thing. […]

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Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil

Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic and Basil

| August 14, 2007 | 2 Comments

Simplicity is sometimes the best thing you can offer food. Truffling this and foaming that doesn’t guarantee a better meal (and can sometimes result in a seriously missed opportunity). But a few simple ingredients, along with a simple process and yield a simply delicious result. Take this dish for instance. It started out in my […]

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Recipe: Sweet Onions

Recipe: Sweet Onions

| August 2, 2007 | 3 Comments

Alright, it took me a little longer than I anticipated, but here it is – the recipe for sweet onions. Don’t be scared off by the lengthy cooking time – they are so worth it. Sweet Onions courtesy of Simple Italian Sandwiches yields 2 cups 5 medium red onions 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil […]

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