Monthly Archives: July 2012

Cherry Tomatoes with Herb Vinaigrette

We resisted the urge to fancy this up with feta or fresh mozzarella. Tomatoes this good don’t need a lot of help. If you have leftovers, toss them in tomorrow’s salad or pasta. Cherry Tomatoes with Herb Vinaigrette 1 lb … Continue reading

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Peach Jam Scones

Except for the blistering heat, peach season rules. Peach Jam Scones 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup sugar … Continue reading

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Anna’s Cookies

By Katherine I wowed my coworkers with these blackberry-sage thumbprints. But when they learned Greg made the jam, well my cookie-making skills looked piddly by comparison. We found the recipe over at Annashortcakes. If you’re not familiar with her blog, … Continue reading

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Yet Another Take on Eggs Baked with Tomatoes

A little while ago someone may have let slip that Roma tomatoes are not very useful and really do not need to be grown. Of course they are wrong. The Roma tomato is the best for cooking uses and the … Continue reading

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Chocolate Figs with Amaretti

We love watching Lidia Bastianich cook up Italian classics on PBS. This recipe was inspired by one we saw her make a year or so back. We can’t be sure that it was this recipe, since we didn’t write it … Continue reading

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Watermelon Mimosas

Punch up your melons with floral notes. Yes, that sentence made us laugh too. Any bubbly will do, but using a light cava or prosecco will help the juice stand out more. A clover honey is preferable. Watermelon Mimosas 1 … Continue reading

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Stewing Tomatoes

So it has come to my attention that some folks may not know how to do this. Remember to not cut the bad spots out, if there are any, until after splitting the skins. Start by cutting an X into … Continue reading

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Summer (cold) Soup

Having a cold in the summer is the worst. Even with the AC on, we crave cool meals. But this soup is light, spicy and makes the most of summer vegetables and leftovers. It comes together quickly. We used cooked … Continue reading

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Zucchini Meat Loaf

The use of shredded zucchini really pulls this together and keeps the loaf moist. So does the tasty fat in the homemade sausage. Zuchinni Meat Loaf 1 lb beef 1 lb ground sausage 2 zuchinni, shredded 2 garlic cloves, minced … Continue reading

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Mushrooms stuffed with tomatoes, feta and capers

Stuffed mushrooms don’t always have to be heavy. Mmmm, remember those ham and cheese ones we made…. wait, where were we? Oh yes, lighter stuffed mushrooms that star tomatoes. What’s great about these mushrooms is the filling and caps are … Continue reading

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