Posted at 8:49 am , on August 13, 2013
If you didn’t know by now, I love all kinds of salsa! It’s the perfect time to get those plump red juicy home grown tomatoes that you just can’t get any other time of year. If you can’t grow your own, farmers market tomatoes are the next best thing. I found some big meaty tomatoes at the farmers market, and they made the best salsa! I would have roasted everything outdoors but on this day it was rainy and dreary so I had to make due and roast on top of the gas stove. It worked out just fine, the house was filled with the aroma of roasting chiles, onions, garlic and tomatoes. The salsa was terrific on the zucchini fritters and I took care of the rest with a bag of tortilla chips!
Posted at 8:53 am , on August 2, 2013
Ever had bread cheese? I hadn’t until now. I saw a post by Marie “Proud Italian Cook” who used a cedar plank to grill the most delectable bread cheese. I was hooked at the first photo and I’ve been wanting to try it ever since. The thing holding me back was that I couldn’t find any bread cheese. I searched Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s to no avail. By chance I found some at a market I rarely go to. I had a cedar plank in the pantry just waiting for the perfect opportunity. I bought a french baguette and stopped by the Mediterranean bar and picked up some roasted red peppers, sweet piquante peppers, sun dried tomatoes and some fresh cherry tomatoes to go with the cheese. It’s the perfect appetizer and resembles bruschetta. Our favorite was the sweet roasted piquante peppers. Marie’s last words were that she hoped she inspired us to plank some cheese . . . I hope to do the same!
Posted at 9:39 am , on November 8, 2011
Have you ever paired BLT with pasta? If you haven’t yet, then you’ve got to try this pasta. This is my go to pasta when I need a pick me up and one of our favorite comfort foods. There are different versions of BLT Pasta but I like the combination of crisp bacon, roasted tomatoes and pesto.