Tomato Tart

Remember that ball of homemade puff pastry I stashed away after the Daring Cooks puff pastry challenge? Well, I defrosted it yesterday and made a delicious tomato tart. (To be honest, it’s kind of a pizza. I made a similar version with the dough previously, and it was so good, I had to do it … Read more

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

When you’ve got lots and lots of tomatoes in the garden and you’re looking for new ways to cook ’em, here comes a slow roasted tomato recipe to the rescue. Making tomato sauce is certainly a great way to use up extra tomatoes. But I’ve recently become a fan of baking batches of these slow … Read more

Raw Tomato Basil Soup

It’s still too hot to cook much, so I’m on a blended soup kick. While I like traditional cooked tomato soup as much as the next person, I think this raw tomato basil soup is even better, especially when you can make it with seasonal organic tomatoes. It’s a bit like a gazpacho, but with … Read more

Julia Child’s Ratatouille

In honor of all things (Julie and) Julia, I recently pulled out and have been reading through my first edition copy (one of the benefits of my stint as a rare and used bookseller a few years back!) of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. When I found out about the 4th annual Julia Child … Read more

Israeli Couscous Greek Salad Recipe

This is a beautiful and delicious Greek salad recipe. If you’ve never tried Israeli couscous before, it’s a bit like a small round and chewy pasta (it cooks just like pasta, if fact). If you can’t find Israeli couscous, you can substitute regular couscous (you can use the same 1 1/2 cups of regular couscous, … Read more