Every year in early September my garden reminds me to take advantage of the last days of summer by producing huge amounts of tomatoes and basil, and this Light Tomato Basil Quiche from Kitchen Parade looks like a perfect recipe to take advantage to the last days of summer. Alanna has made this a little lighter than some quiche recipes by using low-fat mozzarella, evaporated skim milk, and just enough eggs to hold it together. Looks like a perfect Meatless Monday dinner to me!
One of my favourite things about summer is all of the fresh local produce at the farmers market, so I tend to head down every Saturday morning. The market starts out slowly in the spring, with asparagus and then strawberries. By July, things pick up, with a flurry of new things every week. Out of all of the amazing produce, one of the things that I look forward to the most is the tomatoes. There is just something irresistible about field-ripened tomatoes that keeps me longing for them all year round. ...more
When it comes to tomatoes the canning possibilities are endless. Beyond the basic canned tomatoes in juice or water, there are tomatoes with peppers, those canned with garlic and basil, sauces and condimentssalsas, ketchups, barbecue, pizza and spaghetti sauce. One family could, if they’re like ours, eat a whole field of tomatoeseven if it's a small oneeach year. And we almost do.
Now that ripe, juicy tomatoes are abundant residents at farmers markets around the country, it's time to make panzanella, an Italian-style tomato-and-bread salad. This is one of my favorite dishes of summer because it highlights that can't-be-beat tomato flavor. It's also a wonderful way to use up stale bread, so it's a frugal option at this time of year!
It’s that time of year that is perfect for a picnic. We have been having wonderful weather and pretty blue skies here in the low country of South Carolina. One of my favorite dishes to pack for a picnic is pasta salad....more
The tomato. It's a fickle fruit and in the winter when the offerings are firm, pale and tasteless, I find that roasting brings out some flavour; I have been doing this a lot over the past months and, quite frankly, it's one of the things I'm going to miss about winter. There is nothing like the aroma of roasted tomatoes wafting through the house as they slowly shrivel in the oven....more
When I was first getting in to cooking, I bought a cookbook call Menus in Minutes. For the longest time, it was my favorite cookbook. In fact, I still cook a few of my favorites out of it. I loved the Mediterranean Mostaccioli with ground lamb, raisins, zucchini and feta. The Key Lime Orange Chicken is definitely always a hit. ...more
Soooooo, remember last week when I went on and on about how I’m not really very good at creating my own recipes, so I depend on my kazillion cookbooks and the power of the internet? Well, you can chalk THIS recipe up as a true miracle.
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