Tag Archives: Tomatoes

Pasta alla Norma

This is a recipe I fell in love with during my semester in Italy a million years ago. Our Regional Cooking Instructor was a master. I tasted everything we made, relished everything he brought us, and went every place he … Continue reading

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Melted Leeks, Roasted Tomatoes and Zucchini, and Pancetta Tart

If you’ve ever asked me what I like about Thanksgiving, why it’s my favorite holiday, or what I do to prepare, you’ve heard this before: Thanksgiving is far and away my favorite holiday. There is no pressure, there are no … Continue reading

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Plains Indians Bison Meatballs

Book club was at my house this month and we just finished reading¬†Empire of the Summer Moon. Each month we attempt to make foods based on the theme of the book. Some are easy themes (Japanese, comfort food, vegetarian) while … Continue reading

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Roasted Cherry Tomato and Sausage over Soft Polenta

I made dinner recently for a fairly particular eater whom I’d never cooked for before- let’s call him The Writer. It seems he “wants” to be open to new foods, but I’m not really sure how deep that runs. No … Continue reading

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Watermelon, Tomato, and Feta Salad

Watermelons are amazing right now. All the melons at the farmers’ markets are. I love Two Happy Children for their watermelons, both yellow and red, as well as amazing white and orange fleshed melons, and Farmer John of Engel Farms … Continue reading

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Squash, Green Beans, Cherry Tomatoes Oh My

I am very particular when it comes to green beans. When it’s the peak of the season and they are crisp and super sweet, oh do they hit the spot. I had a bag of green beans that I knew … Continue reading

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Easy Roasted Tomato Sauce

This is my favorite tomato sauce and I make this a lot toward the end of the season. When tomatoes aren’t necessarily at their peak anymore, or I can only pick a few at a time, this is a great … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Alla Checca, sort of…

And for the next 5 pounds of tomatoes.. I grew up in a neighborhood called Rustic Canyon where every Monday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day, there is the famed “Monday Night Picnic.” Okay, it’s not famous. It’s a … Continue reading

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Easy Roast Tomatoes with Feta and Herbs

Tomatoes might be my favorite fruit. But a bad tomato, even a slightly mealy tomato, may very well be one of my least favorite textures known to mankind. How often do people say they don’t like tomatoes and then they … Continue reading

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