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

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

Steven Raichlen’s Grilled Gazpacho Soup

Food writer Mark Bittman’s latest column reminded us there are a few weeks left to the tomato season. For us, tomatoes often mean gazpacho. And we recently made a great grilled gazpacho created by our go-to source on grilling matters, Steven Raichlen. We quickly contacted him for permission to publish his recipe.  We got the … Read more

Heirloom Tomato, Peach & Herb “Gazpacho Salad”

I usually think of tomatoes and peaches separately from a cooking standpoint—gazpacho soup, say, or a piping hot peach pie. But these two stars of the summer farmer’s market have a few things in common. They’re both fruit, though in the kitchen we typically think of tomatoes as a vegetable. They each taste delicious and … Read more

Fresh Zucchini Salad with Tomatoes and Basil

How did a Salt Lake City elementary school teacher become an enormously popular food blogger? Kalyn Denny took to the blogosphere to write about the excellent recipes that allowed her to lose more than 40 pounds.  Her blog, Kalyn’s Kitchen, attracts thousands of readers. Denny’s recipes taste good and are good for you. She’s a … Read more


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