On the second day of January I started a lactobacillus fermentation project with whole Roma tomatoes. Now, a little over two weeks later, I made salsa with a few of them. Fermented tomatoes can be very soft so a salsa is an excellent way to use them. Also, they are best eaten raw to reap … More Lacto Fermented Roma Tomato Salsa
We are getting fairly decent tomatoes out of the garden this year for a change after many years of disappointing results. Faye made tomato sauce in the slow cooker last night, and there were enough ripe tomatoes left for me to make salsa today. It was a basic salsa consisting of: tomatoes sweet onions garlic … More Basic Salsa & The Tex-Mex Bowl
What did I do when I had 8 avocados and every one of them were ripe…? Made guacamole and put the rest of them in the refrigerator. onion cilantro blanched chopped spinach red bell pepper jalapeno avocado salt black pepper white wine vinegar Yellow corn tortillas were brushed with olive oil and baked. … More Guacamole!
This is not the best tomato season I’ve ever seen but it’s not the worst either. The first few tomatoes were pretty sad looking but as summer has progressed they are looking much better. As is often the case, the wild volunteer plants are the healthiest and most productive. Every few days there are enough … More Ultimate Tomato Sauce
With subfreezing temperatures predicted for later this weekend I went ahead and picked all the peppers, big and small. I didn’t have much of a garden this year other than a handful of pepper plants and an odd assortment of other individual plants scattered here and there on the property. I allowed much of the … More Green Tomato Salsa
Breakfast dishes cooked in the oven may not make it to the table any quicker but they don’t require the constant attention some stovetop dishes do, thus freeing up time to catch up on email and current events. I placed a thick slice of sweet onion in the bottom of a ramekin greased with olive … More Baked Onion, Tomato & Egg Breakfast
It was going to be a simple salad with just the basic caprese ingredients but it refused to stop there. Ingredients: tomato fresh mozzarella fresh basil parsley red onion cucumber salt cured olives avocado For dressing I used: white balsamic vinegar tomato powder onion powder garlic powder dried parsley water olive oil
It was an experiment: I roasted seedless green grapes and tomatoes basted with olive oil and herbs (thyme, oregano, sesame seeds, cumin seeds, powdered red chilis, salt, sumac). I was pleased that my garlic breadsticks fit nicely into my toaster. It was a great way to freshen them up. The tomatoes were good, but I … More Roasted Grapes & Tomatoes