Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Basil, Garlic and Cheese

I have lost count of how many times I have made this dish. Sometimes I skip the onions, as I did the other night. Sometimes I use Cheddar cheese and other times Mozzarella.  I usually cube the cheese but I had a package of shredded Mozzarella so used that. You could leave out the garlic […]


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. […]

Easy Spaghetti Sauce from Canned Tomatoes and Sauce

I love a sauce made from fresh tomatoes as much as anyone, but in the winter… I refuse to buy tomatoes in the winter as they’re so tasteless and of dubious texture. I grow tomatoes in the summer and would rather do without when they’re like cardboard. But canned tomatoes are of decent quality to […]

Marinara Sauce Redux

Again with the tomatoes… This time I started with a recipe from Feed Your Family Fast, Healthy Meals on $10 a Day but roughly tripled it. The colander of tomatoes had been staring at me for a couple of days and more appear daily on the plants! I’ll say up front that it came out […]

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 […]