5 Recipes that Let You Capitalize on Good, Ripe Tomatoes

One of the best things about summer: the bevy of fresh tomatoes available from farmers’ markets and backyard gardens. We hoard them to make tomato sauce, gazpacho, and bruschetta. Or we simply serve them sliced with mozzarella, basil, and a generous drizzle of good extra virgin olive oil. Unfortunately, fresh tomato season is fleeting … … Read more

A Basil Salad that Shouts “Summer!” – Red Tomatoes, Red Onion, Basil

Basil Salad I’ve got to agree with restaurateur Frank Pellegrino Jr. when he says: “There is something about red ripe tomatoes that says ‘summer.’” Toss in sliced red onion, fresh basil and a simple dressing and you’ve got an easy summer basil salad. (Click here to see featured recipe.) The recipe appears in Pellegrino’s Rao’s on … Read more

My Kind of Meal After a Day at the Mill: Spaghetti w/ Tomato Sauce & Ricotta

‏Spaghetti, Tomato Sauce, Ricotta A bowl of simple tomato pasta is one of life’s ultimate comfort foods. It’s a great antidote to the winter cold. And it’s nice to come home from the mill and enjoy a dish that doesn’t require much effort. This spaghetti with tomato sauce and ricotta meets those criteria. (Click here … Read more

A Bevy of Recipes that Let You Showcase Good Tomatoes

An East Coast friend raved to us over the phone this past weekend about the great case of tomatoes he’d just picked up at the farmers’ market in New York City. He’s been using them to make tomato sauce, gazpacho, and bruschetta, as well as serving them with mozzarella and basil. No doubt many of … Read more

A Tomato Salad that Yields “Pure Heaven” when Served w/ Good Bread

Two food magazines we receive feature tomatoes on this month’s cover. For good reason. Tomatoes are all the rage this time of year among farmers’ market enthusiasts and backyard gardeners. There are countless ways to use good tomatoes – like this fresh tomato salad from cookbook author and TV personality Mary Ann Esposito. It dates … Read more

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