Tomatoes are a funny thing. If you enjoy tomatoes then you are easily lured into growing them. It can be a rewarding experience, or not. You will surely learn to share your bounty with Mother Nature and all her friends (BUGS and WORMS). Last season I was on a kick to preserve my tomato bounty … Continue reading Savoring the Season: Roasting and Preserving Paste Tomatoes
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There is a quote that I suddenly can relate to, that goes something like this....."You are either green and growing, or ripe and rotting" No doubt that this person grew tomatoes.I am convinced that with a few fresh, simple ingredients you can produce something extraordinary. My proof is below.Summer Heirloom Tomato SaladServes 4-6Ingredients:2-3 lbs. summer … Continue reading A Simple Summer Tomato Salad with a Vinaigrette Dressing
Tomatoes are the hit of my summer harvest. Finding ways to preserve them has been my challenge. With a little help from my friend and garden buddy Maureen I learned that freezing tomatoes is a fast and easy way to preserve fresh tomatoes. 1. Select fresh garden or farmers market tomatoes that are ripe and at … Continue reading Learning to Preserve: Freezing Fresh Tomatoes
The first time that I had ever heard the words "Fried Green Tomatoes" was the title of the 1991 movie that I absolutely loved. This was the beginning of my point of reference. My mind opens and begins to expand around this often viewed southern dish (which is served up in northern states too).Fast forward … Continue reading Dirt to Table Experience: Fried Green Tomatoes with a Buttermilk Dipping Sauce
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We often forget that there are simple foods that nourish us body and soul. What comes to mind is a bowl of creamy homemade tomato soup. The only thing that might be missing from this bowl of perfection is a grilled cheese sandwich.Creamy Tomato SoupServes 6Recipe from Cooking LightDirections:1. Heat a medium saucepan over … Continue reading Keeping it Simple: Creamy Tomato Soup
It all begins with the abundance of garden fresh tomatoes, onion and a few cloves of garlic. Drizzled with Olive oil and seasoned with salt and freshly ground pepper then roasted to perfection.What you receive is an oh so good for you bowl of creamy tomato soup. May you never open a can of Campbell's … Continue reading Roasted Tomato Soup
Are you feeling Summer yet?Sliced Tomatoes with Green Pepper SalsaServes 8Recipe prepared by Johnathan CoheaIngredients:1 cup chopped green pepper1/4 cup chopped green onions1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro2 teaspoons seeded, chopped jalapeno pepper1/2 teaspoon ground cumin1/4 teaspoon salt2 tablespoons cider vinegar2 cloves garlic, minced1(4-ounce) container alfalfa sprouts4 medium tomatoes, thinly slicedDirections:Arrange alfafa sprouts on a serving … Continue reading Sliced Tomatoes with Green Pepper Salsa
The slow food movement has become a social and political movement aimed at challenging us to think about our food choices and to establish a reconnection with local farmers and food artisans by creating a link between producers and consumers.The slow food movement is also a reaction to the fast food life style. Sharing the … Continue reading Don’t Eat So Fast!