Terrific Tomatoes

How to Slow Roast Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Tomatoes Preheat oven to 275. Cut fresh tomatoes into wedges and place in a bowl. Season with a pinch of sugar, olive oil, salt, pepper, herbs of choice and minced garlic. Toss gently. Place tomatoes on a rimmed cookie sheet in a single layer and drizzle with any leftover oil. Roast 2 ½ […]

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Roasted Peppers

How to Roast Peppers

Roasted Peppers Wash peppers. Place directly on grill over high heat, turning until all sides are charred. Enclose in a bag or a covered bowl and let steam until cool enough to handle. Once cooled remove skins and seeds. I just peel off with my hands and scrape out the seeds. To roast peppers inside, […]

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Herb Cheese and Butter

8 ounces cream cheese or butter at room temperature, could also use goat or feta cheese 4-5 cloves of roasted garlic (optional) 2 scallions, minced ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon chopped chives 2 teaspoons herb mix or fresh herbs of choice 2-3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan Mix together and serve, decorate with fresh […]

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Garden Herb Blend- dried herbs

Garden Herb Blend, Dried Herbs

1 part parsley 1 part garlic flakes 1 part thyme 1 part granulated onion 1 part oregano A part represents anything from a teaspoon to a cup depending on how much you want to make. Blend some or all of the above herbs and store in glass containers. Substitute whatever herbs you like. Use in […]

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Herb Vinegar

Herb Vinegar & Herb Vinaigrette

Herb Vinegar Another great way to preserve that herbal flavor is in vinegar. You can use my favorite, organic apple cider vinegar, or wine, champagne, or rice vinegar. To make your vinegar, stuff a glass mason jar full of fresh, clean herbs, pour vinegar over the herbs, completely covering them, and cap with a coated canning […]

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White Beans with Spinach and Sage

White Beans with Spinach and Sage

1 can of cannellini or other white beans, rinsed and drained 1 5 oz package fresh organic baby spinach from the produce department Olive oil ¼ cup chopped shallots 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon crushed, dried sage 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons […]

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Sage Tea

Delicious and wonderful for colds, flu, and sore throats. Put 4 tbs of dried sage in a teapot and pour 4 cups boiling water over the sage. Steep for 10-15 minutes. Strain and add honey and lemon. Refrigerate the leftovers and reheat in a pot on the stove as needed.   Delicious and wonderful for […]

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Garden Pizza

Garden Pizza

One of my standbys, especially after a shopping spree at the farmer’s market. 1 precooked pizza shell Pesto – enough to cover the bottom of the pizza shell 2 small to medium zucchini – slice into small disks 1 bell pepper, julenned 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes – drained if necessary and chopped 2 cups fresh, […]

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Summer Melon with Mint Soup

Summer Melon with Mint Soup

Refreshing and cooling for those hot summer days. 3-4 cups cubed, seedless melon – cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew, etc. ½ cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves ¼ cup fresh-squeezed lime juice (about 3 limes) 1 teaspoon honey ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt Salt and pepper to taste Mint and lime for garnish Put 1 cup […]

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Strawberry/Rhubarb Crunch – serves 6-8

Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch

  Filling 2/3 cup sugar 3 tbs. flour 1 lb. strawberries, sliced 3 cups diced rhubarb 1 tsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice Topping ¾ cup flour ½ cup rolled oats ½ cup brown sugar 1 stick butter 1 tsp. cinnamon Preheat oven to 375. Mix filling ingredients in a bowl and place the mixture in […]

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Pasta with Wild Greens - serves 4

Pasta with Wild Greens

4 cups cooked drained pasta of your choice 2 tbs. olive oil 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic, minced 4 shallots or green onions, minced 3 cups young wild greens, lambs quarters, young dandelion leaves, chickweed and/or spinach and kale. ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil; you could also use cherry tomatoes 1/3 cup toasted walnuts […]

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Snap Peas with Pesto and Pine Nuts –serves 4-6

Snap Peas with Pesto and Pine Nuts

1 lb. prepared snap peas, To prepare, remove and discard the stem end and string from each sugar snap pod 1/3 cup basil or pesto of choice (recipe follows) ¼ cup pine nuts 3-4 strips of cooked bacon (optional) Steam snap peas in a pot with a steamer insert for about 5 minutes. They should […]

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