Preparation for travel = eat everything out of the fridge

Preparation for travel = eat everything out of the fridge ...more
We have to do that next week.more

Recipe Monday - Cheesy Tomato Slices

Today I'm coordinating a huge project on Facebook. If you support women's rights in Texas, wear orange, snap a pic of your self, and post it publicly on Facebook with the hashtag #fordarlenaI am collecting these for an epic slice of life tomorrow! We can really make a statement if we all pitch in!Anyway, while I'm doing that, here's one of the best ever recipes I've discovered this summer....more

Early Summer Squash Medley

We made this last night, eager to start using some of the early veggies out of our garden.  This is super-easy to make, but tastes gourmet.  Give it a try when your garden comes in!  Great as a side dish. Life's too short to eat crappy food.  :-)

Heirloom Tomato Salad

I love, love, love tomatoes.  No kidding, I love them but I have a confession to make...I'm a tomato snob.  I don't eat them in the winter because they have no flavor and tend to be mealy.  Ok - now that that's over, here's part two - I've found an answer to my problem!  Small heirloom tomatoes.  They are sweet and really delicious. ...more
@dlmullins  hah. my tomatoes? hahaha we had snow last week, hahaha. Now if I lived in the south, ...more

Braised Swordfish With Tomatoes, Olives and Capers

Braised Swordfish With Tomatoes, Olives, And CapersLeave a reply...more

Canning end of the season tomatoes!!!

 Making canned tomatoes is something families remember years later.  Home-canned tomatoes have been a tradition for many generations.  In the middle of the winter, you can use the tomatoes to make a fresh spaghetti sauce, lasagna, chili, or other tomato-based meals for that fresh garden taste. My son goes through a quart of pasta sauce a week, that’s 52 jars a year and that doesn’t include the other times I need canned tomat...more

Oven-dried tomatoes: Amp up the flavor of off season fruit

Have you ever bought a tomato?  Sorry, dumb question.   Have you ever really tasted a tomato?  Not such a dumb question because most of the time tomatoes are the sideshow.  A little garnish for the burger or the salad.  And this is probably what’s best for our taste buds, because mass-produced tomatoes, especially the ones from Florida, are simply watered down, grainy versions of the real McCoy.  And gas is to blame....more

Sunday Salad


Pasta Salad with Fried Kale, Tomatoes, & Olives from Kalyn's Kitchen

At my house, the love for kale just keeps on growing, and recently, while experimenting in the kitchen, we discovered the technique of stir-frying kale for a version of sauteed kale that's a bit crisper and with more texture than the usual sauteed kale. This experiment with fried kale resulted in Whole Wheat Pasta Salad with Fried Kale, Tomatoes, and Olives, a salad I could easily make into a whole meal for a Meatless Monday lunch or dinner. ...more

A Pinch of This and a Dash of That... Pasta with Fresh Tomato

In the past, attempting to get my mother to tell me just what all went into making one of my favorite dishes I enjoyed while growing up at home, which were many, and how much she added of what, was more like having my teeth pulled without Novocain. Her answer was always the same, “Well, you know...a bit of this and some of that...a pinch, a handful, a spoonful, and taste it! Always taste what you are cooking.” So in order for me to learn how and what she did was to actually be there, in person, looking over her shoulder when she made it....more
 @JourneyofLife Yippeee!! Another taker for my recipe. Then let me wish you success with my ...more