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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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Roasted Tomato and Pepper Pasta

Pairing tomatoes and herbs that are cut fresh from the garden with roasted peppers and tomatoes makes this pasta sing. We didn’t feel the need for cheese — a first — but throw some in if you want. We ate … Continue reading

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Leftover Inspiration

We had a bunch of leftover pico and chopped avocados from the night before and thought why not. Scrambled Egg Tostadas 4 eggs beaten with 1/4 cup buttermilk 2 cayenne peppers chopped fine 1 clove garlic minced 1/2 cup pico … Continue reading

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Panzanella Salad

Katherine has begged me for more than a year to make this salad. What can I say, sometimes I am very, very stubborn and should just admit when she’s right and do what she says without question because she is … Continue reading

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Winter bruschetta

We still had a few ripe, red tomatoes to use up from our friend’s late harvest in early December. No, that wasn’t a typo, we live pretty far south. The fruit wasn’t as sweet as what you’d pull off the … Continue reading

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Okra stewed in tomatoes

A lot of people think okra is slimy and gross, I myself thought this before moving to the South. Of course, I had only had okra either deep fried or in terrible gumbos so I really had no frame of … Continue reading

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Marinated tomatoes

There’s nothing better than eating a fresh tomato straight from the garden. But sometimes the ones from the farmers market need a little help … Marinated tomatoes 3 good sized tomatoes, sliced thick 1/3 cup sherry 1/4 extra virgin olive … Continue reading

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Out with the tomatoes, in with the peppers

Temperatures well above 100 for the last few weeks signaled the end of the tomato plants. All in all, I had an extremely successful crop, with no disease or major animal theft. The process of pruning and trimming the tops … Continue reading

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Baked eggs with tomatoes

This is an excellent choice for brunch or on a weeknight when the desire for breakfast at dinner strikes. Canned tomatoes can be substituted for fresh with fairly good results in the sauce. If you prefer eggs over hard, instead … Continue reading

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Tapas for Two

I love the flavor of anchovies and capers, something this spread uses in spades. My wife, who also likes their flavor, felt that I may have gone overboard with the anchovies. For those of you who prefer a slightly lighter … Continue reading

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