Tag Archives: Tomatoes

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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Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes

There was a bit of a kerfuffle on the interwebs over this (very good) barefoot contessa recipe. One published version called for roasting the tomatoes for 25 to 30 minutes at 450º. Another (almost identical) recipe called for two hours … Continue reading

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A Better BLT Pasta Salad

Last year, I made a BLT pasta salad, and it was good, but… something was missing. Then, earlier this month, I discovered what the problem was. The tomatoes. I needed to cook the tomatoes in a bit of bacon fat … Continue reading

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Pressure Cooker Beans With Tomatoes and Feta

I got an email from the very nice folk at Bon Appétit, featuring several of their favorite beans recipes. No, not green beans, not haricots verts; dried beans. The first recipe had me; they used one of those “multi-pot” pressure … Continue reading

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Let’s Make (Another) Pizza Sauce!

I have several posts offering rather good (if I do say so myself) recipes for za! dough, here, and then there’s this one, which uses beer in place of yeast, but I really haven’t ever done much about the sauce … Continue reading

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Country Captain Chicken

So… I gave in. Long ago, I posted about Chicken in the Style of the Country Captain, a recipe I have been making since the 70’s. My version, from a newspaper food section, eschewed raisins and curry and almonds and … Continue reading

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A Nice Pizza Sauce

Nope. Not gonna do it. This recipe is (loosely) based on a copy cat recipe for Cincinnati-style pizza sauce, which is a touch on the sweet side, so I am told, I have never been. That said; there is no … Continue reading

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Bloody Mary Steak Marinade and Glaze

Stop! Before you go and get all excited; sad to say, there is absolutely no vodka called for in this recipe. But, that’s ok, that just means there’s more for you to enjoy while you’re putting this vodka free, but … Continue reading

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Three Pigs Pasta Sauce

I am not gonna lie to you, this is a kindofan involved recipe, with boning and browning meat and chopping veggies and two large pots over at least one day (it’s better if you make it over two, tho’), but… … Continue reading

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Caponata

Back in the day, at my first job out of school, I worked with a great group of ladies from a large Italian East Boston family, and they loved food. Helen and Jebby were the first to introduce me to … Continue reading

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