Simple Baked Tomatoes; credit cards

Baked Tomatoes

After two months of having fresh, sliced tomatoes for lunch and dinner (and, sometimes, breakfast) we are turning to other options. Like baking them. You could, of course, fill them with crisp bacon or tuna or ham or any number of things. I decided simple is best, and just added some herbes de Provence, a … Continue reading…

Tomato Juice; pool update

Tomato Juice

First one sees a few flowers on the tomato plants. Then the cherry tomato starts with a few tiny green orbs. A week or 2 later there are the first cherry tomatoes but the big, full-size tomatoes seem such a long way off. A week or 2 after that the freezer is full of soup, … Continue reading…

Polenta, Tomato, Mozzarella Salad; Italy

Polenta Salad

Did I mention that we’re going to Italy? I mean, really…. We can drive to Italy (and Spain and Germany and Slovenia and Austria and….) We ought to go more often. We decided we should go more often. It’s a long drive but there’s lots to see on the way and that’s all part of … Continue reading…

Baked Cod with Tomato Fennel Sauce; he’s back…

It’s time to clean out the vegetable freezer. It’s almost empty now, anyway. I usually defrost it around the first of March and turn it off until June when I start making soup from the excess spinach. By September it’s so full I couldn’t squeeze a stray sage leaf in. As usual, the last few … Continue reading…

Italian Stuffed Peppers; a brief opinion

I originally did this with a tiny pasta called Frog’s Eyes (Acini di’Pepe), but I can’t get it here so I’ve substituted Israeli couscous which looks, acts and tastes like the ancini. But who am I to argue with packaging? You could use ground beef or turkey but we like sausages. Back in the U.S. … Continue reading…

Tomato, Chard Gratin, goats, sheep and mountains

Now that the weather is cool the chard is coming back. Some of the tomatoes are struggling to ripen but the Roma’s are thriving. Also, now that the weather is cool, I’m willing to use my oven again. As I can’t abide having anything go to waste we are eating a lot of tomato – … Continue reading…