Recipes

Potato-Tomato-Pepper Grajine

It’s not really a gratin. And it’s not a Moroccan Tajine but it is spiced like one. Potatoes, tomatoes and peppers are all related and their textures and flavors blend together beautifully here. Mince 6 cloves of garlic and toss … Continue reading

Carrot-Zucchini Summer Slaw

Lots of crisp summer veggies in this crunchy salad, which can also be a sandwich filling or topping. Remove the core and seeds from 2-3 sweet peppers. Trim the ends off 2 zucchini and 4 carrots. Dice 1 tomato and … Continue reading

Couscous with Corn,Sweet Pepper and Basil

Basil is usually added raw to salads but in this one it is cooked with the peppers as it would be in a Thai dish. Remove the core and seeds from 2-3 sweet peppers, then chop.  You want around 2 … Continue reading

Indian-Spiced Corn Soup with Yogurt

This recipe is straight out of the New York Times, which has a special feature this week featuring sweet corn recipes. Heat 4 T. butter in a heavy pot.  Dice 1 onion and add the pot, cooking over low heat … Continue reading

Peach Creme Brulee with Figs

 Grilled Peaches and Figs brushed with honey and served with fresh cream are a really easy and delicious summer treat.  But if you are looking for a little more challenging and unique dessert try this.  The figs are cooked into the … Continue reading

Basil Chimichurri Salad

 Chimichurri sauce is often made with parsley and/or cilantro, but it can also be made with basil.  This is a salad of raw and cooked veggies that uses it as dressing. Remove the leaves from 1 bunch of Basil, then … Continue reading

Panzanella

 The traditional Italian fresh tomato salad made with toasted day-old bread.  Salting the tomatoes brings out their juices and the bread soaks it up without getting soggy. Cut 2 large or 3 smaller tomatoes into large dice.  Place in a bowl … Continue reading

Apricot-Basil Stir-fry

  Make your own spice pasteat home using summer fruit.  Add tofu or other protein supplement for a more filling meal. Remove the pits from 3 apricots and chop.  Remove the leaves from 1 bunch of basil, wash and dry. Place … Continue reading

Summer Fruit- Ricotta Tart

 This is a tart that you bake ahead of time and then serve topped with fresh fruit. In a medium-sized Pyrex or other ovenproof bowl, combine 3 oz. butter, 1 T. vegetable oil, 3 T. water, 1 T. sugar, and … Continue reading

Summer Salad with Tomato “Chutney

Summer Salad with Tomato “Chutney”  I fully understand that most of you are just going to eat your first tomatoes, corn and green beans in a simple manner to enjoy them.  But for those who feel like trying something new, … Continue reading

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Artificial Autumn?

A funny thing happened around here about 6 weeks ago.  After starting off in May with a bang and continuing along at full tilt in June, our Tomato field basically, uh, went on strike.’ We don’t just have one tomato … Continue reading

Berry Shenanigans

For most people, the word “variety” denotes a varied mix, a smattering, a diversity:  “Jane uses a wide variety of apps on her smartphone.”  It is a singular noun that almost always describes something plural, in the same way that … Continue reading

El Niño vs The Blob

El Niño has been the news a lot lately.  Have you heard?  Its a monster, possibly the biggest ever.  It could end the drought. Or maybe not.  El Niño has to contend with the large mass of unusually warm water extending … Continue reading