Monthly Archives: August 2013

Basics: Tomato Soup

So I told you guys I went and picked 40 pounds of tomatoes. You might be wondering where they all went. About 15 pounds of Romas were turned into marinara sauce (I’m still working on perfecting the recipe…). Another 5 or so pounds of Romas were oven-dried. Two more pounds are in the freezer. The […]

Basics: Whole-Wheat Tortillas

When was the last time you flipped over a package of flour tortillas and checked out the ingredients? It ain’t pretty. I used to eat Mission Carb-Balance tortillas, thinking they were a better choice than the regular ones. Well, here’s the ingredient list: Water, Modified Food Starch, Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced […]

Roasted Peach Ice Cream

Nothing says summer like ice cream. Especially ice cream made from fresh ripe fruit. Store-bought ice cream is filled with scary chemicals and ridiculous amounts of sugar. And has anyone else noticed that ice cream has gotten ridiculously expensive? I mean, for the amount you pay for a pint of premium ice cream, you can […]

Tomatillo Salsa

One of my favorite foods is tomatoes (in case you haven’t noticed lately). And one of my favorite foods made from that favorite food is salsa. As in, when I was a kid, if we ran out of tortilla chips but still had some salsa, I would dump the little broken pieces and crumbs into […]

Oven-dried Tomatoes

This recipe couldn’t possibly be any easier. Well, maybe if you didn’t slice the tomatoes in half first. But other than one slice with the knife, time and a super-low oven do the rest of the work. There’s just one ingredient: Halved Roma tomatoes. And you’re left with a delicious treat! I love sun-dried tomatoes […]

Fried Green Tomatoes

This is a recipe I only make once a year. I mean, you can’t really buy green tomatoes at the grocery store, and the tomatoes in my garden are too few (and too small) to justify picking them before they’re ripe. So I have to wait til I go to the u-pick farm in the […]

Black Bean Hummus

This recipe isn’t glamorous, or even particularly attractive, but damn is it tasty. As in, I was licking the spatula. And the spoon. And the knife I used to spread it on our sandwiches. And the food processor blade (Please don’t do this. It is a terrible idea.). What is it about beans, tahini, olive […]

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