Tag Archives: Tomatoes

Gazpacho!

What could be better on a hot, steamy August day than a refreshingly cold bowl of veggies? By which I mean, of course, gazpacho! Cucumbers, tomatoes, garlic, onion, sweet peppers, and basil; all tossed together and puréed just enough, then … Continue reading

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Fire and Ice Salad

I belong to a Facebook group called “Recipe Clippings.” It consists of folk sharing images of recipes – usually old ones – they’ve come across that they think look interesting. That’s how I came across the original recipe for this … Continue reading

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Pasta Pie

We were having family over for a feast and, while I had the basics covered – Pickled Avocado, Snoop Dogg’s Most Excellent Ham, Deviled Eggs and the like; I was in need of some options. One nephew was vegetarian, and … Continue reading

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Ravioli Soup

This soup shouldn’t work, but man, does it ever! None of the veggies are cooked beforehand, everything but the ravioli and the sherry vinegar go into the pot at once, then gets brought to a bowl and left to simmer … Continue reading

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Pasta Sauce With Beer

I’ve posted my method of doctoring jarred pasta sauce, with additional herbs and seasonings and, well, stuff; to make it my own. Now, I’ve made a couple of simple adjustments and, in my not-so-humble opinion, the sauce is even better. … Continue reading

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Chicken Pierre

When I first came across this recipe, published by liberal politcal site, mommyblog, and recipe hub Wonkette, it reminded me a lot of a recipe I came across in the local paper back in the day for Country Captain Chicken; … Continue reading

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Hamburger Spaghetti Sauce

How’s this for a Monday project? A nice, tasty basic tomato sauce that will satisfy most anyone. And if it doesn’t, just swap out ingredients and seasonings until it does! I used ground beef for this batch, but you could … Continue reading

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Veggie Soup With Fried Eggs

I had never been all that thrilled about veggie soup; until I came across a recipe with beans and spinach and ‘shrooms and stuff, and topped with a fried egg and drizzled with vinegar. “This soup, I have to try!” … Continue reading

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Veggie Jambalaya…ermmm, with shrimp and sausage

My sister was driving out for a vist from the East Coast. One of our cousin’s dad lives a couple of towns over from my village in far northeastern Illinois, so they decided to share the drive and take two, … Continue reading

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Parfait! Caprese Za!

It’s late August in North America and, even if you don’t have a big pot o’ basil on your front porch and a local family farm practically begging you to take their tomatoes off their hands; you more than likely … Continue reading

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