Seasonal produce rocks, but it doesn’t get any better than a fresh, locally-grown tomato, whether you’ve nurtured it to ripeness yourself or found a friendly farmers market with an abundant supply. I find it hard to pass a market stand without grabbing a few. Unfortunately, I’m the only one in my house that eats them, so I’m always looking for ways to use those treasures before their inevitable decline. Here are my favorite ways to enjoy the best summer produce that exists: Tomatoes.
Not sure where you are, but it is HOT, HOT, HOT here in New Jersey! So much for the global warming nay sayers! We are all about low-stress living this week, which means easy, but delicious cooking. Here are a few of my favorite summer go-to recipes that are all in rotation this week.
This cold soup is sort of like a gazpacho, but not really. It is a great cold soup that can be served for lunch or dinner, and works as an appetizer or as a main dish. It is very refreshing on those hot summer days and you can make it days ahead. The cold soup will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.
This is a simple and flexible recipe for all seasons – even if you don’t have local fresh organic tomatoes. When tomatoes are in full season, it is fun to [ … ]