Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Tomatoes Good recipe if you have bowls of harvested tomatoes on your counter. You can freeze and use later. Also great for giving some flavor to those bland winter tomatoes. Use on pizzas, in sauces, soups, stews and casseroles, anywhere you want a concentrated tomato flavor. Preheat oven to 275. Cut fresh tomatoes […]

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Peach Salsa

Peach Salsa Use as an appetizer, a topping or a spicy snack. 1 small red onion, peeled and chopped small 1-2 jalapeno peppers, (Anaheim if you avoid heat) 1 tbs fresh grated ginger root 2 tbs olive oil 5-6 peaches, not overly ripe, pitted and chopped 1 tbs fresh lime juice 1-2 cloves of fresh […]

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Stuffed Zucchini

Stuffed Zucchini Delicious way to use up some of that summer produce. 3 medium zucchini 1 lb ground lamb, pork, turkey, beef or chicken – your choice. 2-3 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup chopped onion ¼ cup chopped bell pepper 1 cup of chopped tomatoes 1/2 cup grated parmesan or asiago cheese ½ cup shredded […]

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Tomatoes Slow roasting brings out the sweetness of tomatoes. Use these as a side dish, puree for an incredible tomato sauce or soup, use in salsas or in place of tomatoes in any of your favorite recipes. 2-3 lbs of tomatoes cut into medium wedges 2 red or yellow onions cut into thick […]

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Chilled Melon Soup with Basil

Chilled Melon Soup with Basil Easy and elegant, a great starter or palate cleanser. Add a banana and some berries for a nice smoothie. Skip the yogurt and add ice cubes and some vodka or rum, for a refreshing summer cocktail. 1 medium honeydew, cantaloupe or other melon, seeded with rind removed 3 tbs fresh […]

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Panzanella – Italian Bread Salad

Panzanella – Italian Bread Salad Delicious, light but satisfying, and a great way to use your old bread and fresh veggies. ½ loaf of Italian or rustic bread, somewhat stale is ok, rock hard isn’t. Cut into bite size cubes and toast in oven at 350 until crisp. 1 cup chopped tomatoes ½ cup chopped […]

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Chilled Tomato and Avocado Soup

Chilled Tomato and Avocado Soup – serves 4 1 lb ripe tomatoes, quartered 1 cup tomato juice ¼ cup red onion, loosely chopped 1/3 cup cucumber ½ red bell pepper 2 cloves garlic 2 tbs olive oil 1 tbs balsamic vinegar 5-7 basil leaves Dash of sugar Dash of cayenne pepper, like it hot? Add […]

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Olive Cherry Tapenade

Olive Cherry Tapenade – serves 8-10 as an appetizer 1 ½ cups pitted olives of choice, chopped fine. I like Kalamata. 1 cup pitted fresh cherries or 2/3 cup dried cherries, chopped fine 1 tbs basil leaves, stacked and cut with a sharp knife into slivers 2 scallions, white part chopped fine 1 tbs fresh […]

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Ginger Lime Cooler

  Ginger Lime Cooler – 12 servings 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 2 tbs grated, peeled fresh ginger root 1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice Bring sugar, water and ginger root to a boil, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved. Cover, turn off heat and let sit overnight. Strain and add lime juice. For […]

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Shrubs – a delicious, refreshing drink

Shrubs – a delicious, refreshing drink Shrubs are a drink from American colonial days made with vinegar, sugar, fruits and herbs. They were used as a thirst quencher and are easy to make and great for using up seasonal produce. They can also add a nice tang to cocktails. My most recent recipe was chopped […]

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Thai Veggie Noodle Salad

Thai Veggie Noodle Salad – serves 8 Here is a really delicious salad using fresh ingredients that can be made ahead of time and enjoyed at a summer concert or picnic. Dressing 2 tbs toasted sesame oil ½ cup canned coconut milk, (freeze the remainder for future u 1-2 garlic cloves 3 tbs honey or […]

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Arugula, Strawberry, Radish and Goat Cheese Salad

Arugula, Strawberry, Radish and Goat Cheese Salad – serves 2 2 cups arugula 6-8 fresh strawberries, lightly rinsed right before serving, sliced 2-3 small radishes, cut into strips 2 tbs of crumbled goat cheese, you can also use blue or Roquefort, parmesan or asiago. 2 tbs or pine nuts (optional) Balsamic vinaigrette (recipe follows) Lightly […]

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