Monthly Archives: July 2012

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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Breaded Tomatoes

Think of these as a cross between fried green tomatoes and eggplant Parmesan. Breaded Tomatoes 3 large ripe tomatoes 3/4 cup breadcrumbs 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano salt/pepper to taste 1 egg, beaten mozzarella olive oil Cut the tomatoes in … Continue reading

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Roasted Tomato Soup

We could eat fresh tomatoes every day of the year. Which is good because the plants are still producing like rabbits. This soup is made exceptional by the use of a specific chicken stock. Regular chicken stock can be used … Continue reading

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Tomato Martinis

Wait, you didn’t think we’d skip cocktail night during Tomato Week did you? It’s summer. Make your own tomato juice while you still can. Tomato Martinis 2 ounces gin 1/2 ounce dry vermouth 3 ounces fresh tomato juice (see note … Continue reading

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Grilled Romas

By Katherine Each year we go through the same song and dance when it comes to choosing the tomatoes  for the garden. I say Early Girl; he says Roma. I say Big Boy; he says Roma. I say cherry; he … Continue reading

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