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 […]


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 […]