Gazpacho

It’s summer and the tomatoes are plentiful and good.  I have tomatoes on toast for breakfast, sometimes with a scrambled egg but often just plain.  I get to walk out and pick the ripest tomatoes for my breakfast, which is about as good as it gets.  When the tomatoes become really plentiful, I make gazpacho. […]

Summer Marinara Sauce for Eggplant & Zucchini Parmesan

The two of us living here right now LOVE Eggplant Parmesan and I usually do something similar to this eggplant Parmesan recipe.   I’ve also made zucchini Parmesan. The first time I made that by just frying the zucchini but not breading them first and it definitely lacked a little something, although it was still good. […]

Baked Tomatoes

I love fresh tomatoes. I do. But I do also like some variety now and then… The other night I tried a baked tomato recipe. The only hassle was having to skin the tomatoes, which I did by plunging them in boiling water for a minute or two, which loosens the skins up wonderfully. But […]

Salsa

The tomatoes are in full swing in the garden. Ya gotta love August around here! I’ve got tomatoes, squash, apples, lemons, and various herbs available for the picking out back. I skipped planting my winter crops of garlic and onions last year and am really missing them when it’s time to make salsa! I’m pretty […]

Tomatoes for Breakfast

Tomatoes for breakfast are one of my favorite things about summer. I typically have wonderful red ripe tomatoes waiting for me in the garden each morning. If I don’t have any sitting in a bowl on the counter, leftover from the day before, I wander out in the garden after feeding the cats and pick […]