Recipe Round-up: Tomatoes

Summer is peaking and tomatoes are bursting off their vines.  I love the smell of a ripe tomato that’s been sitting in the sun.  Just cut me a wedge, sprinkle with some sea salt or dip in a bit of homemade vinaigrette and I am happier than a puppy getting his belly rubbed.  Funny thing is that I hated raw tomatoes until I was nearly sixteen.  All that joy I was missing.  Luckily my taste buds grew up! Below I’ve compiled a list of some of the best tomato recipes out this week.  Some simple, some a bit more complex, all deliciou Continue reading

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Zesty Tomato Caponata – Bonus recipe!

This is a bonus recipe from August Guest Blogger, Valerie Catullo, “Growing up, wastefulness was considered the eighth deadly sin. Never throw out something you can use again or in a new and different way. While making the Lemony Tomato Basil Soup I just couldn’t bring myself to throw away the leftover mushy tomato-root veggie mixture. After a few experiments I came up with this zesty caponata that mirrors the flavors in the soup – only now in a spread! Put it on sandwiches, over fish, or our personal favorite – as a sauce over zucchini noodles. Enjoy!” Continue reading

Lemony Tomato Basil Soup – Guest Blog!

It’s that time of year when tomatoes are at there best and homegrown gardens are heaving!  What do you do with your abundant harvest? Make this to die for soup from this month’s guest blogger, Valerie Catullo. Putting a summery twist on traditional tomato basil soup, which sings Winter Warmer, by making it really zingy with a fresh lemon pop! Get canning and get eating! Continue reading

Summery Corn Salsa Salad

The first bite I had of this salsa screamed, “SUMMMER!” right in my face.  Zesty, crunchy and oh so refreshing.  A great topper for tacos, as a side, layer onto salmon or to be scooped up with a crispy, salty tortilla chip.  Goes great with my Healthy Chicken Soft Tacos.  This recipe tastes even better if you make it the night before and let the flavors marry. Continue reading