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Roasted tomatoes, good for freezing

I thought I had posted a recipe on how I roasted tomatoes for future usage, but I have not! This recipe was inspired by The Homemade Pantry, by Alana Chernila—about the guilt of letting surplus tomatoes sit too long on the counter. I know that sad feeling when I notice the impending squishiness and mold. […]

Lentil stew with eggplant & tomatoes

Unsurprisingly, I’ve been wanting to make more eggplant dishes, not to mention more lentil dishes. Elise Bauer’s Eggplant Lentil Stew with Pomegranate Molasses became a great inspiration for this rich (and vegetarian) stew. However, my rendition uses already cooked eggplants and onion, as well as additional Middle Eastern spices. Another bit of rationalizing: if I […]

Curried zucchini & tomato soup

I had started writing up this recipe last summer, but got distracted by our renovation planning. What reminded me to post this was seeing a couple of tubs of this soup sitting in our freezer. In a few months we might make this again, if this year’s garden is as productive as 2009’s. § Here’s […]

Tomato and eggplant curry

We might be without a kitchen right now, but we do have several containers in the freezer that provide some easily zappable meals. One of these is a tomato and eggplant curry, a sweet reminder of the past summer — especially nice during this recent bout of cold and wet.

Chicken broth with tomatoes

I interrupt the stream of remodeling entries with something on one of my more usual topics: food. 🙂 I had started writing this in early September, so while tomatoes are no longer in season (wub!), the thought of soup remains timely. Okay, perhaps this might be more useful for early autumn, when there are still […]

Tomato chutney

Seven years ago we tried to make tomato chutney, and I was so disappointed by it that I haven’t bothered to attempt it again, until recently. Madhur Jaffrey’s book, World of the East Vegetarian Cooking, offers several variations on this tart condiment, and encouraged me to try again. That, and a desire to use up […]

Salmorejo, a creamy gazpacho without cream

While making room in the freezer for this year’s batch of tomato sauce, I came upon several containers of same from previous years. What to do? Make soup! It wasn’t until Simon made the homemade variety that I ever dared to touch tomato soup —after a childhood (and adulthood) of making wrinkled faces at the […]

Tomato sauce, or, food mill capitulation

The tomatoes came later than usual this year(1), with the peak happening starting last week, and probably not lasting for much longer. Less heat this season, I think, especially since the beefsteak-type Big Rainbows(2) have yet to get beyond the green stage. Nonetheless, we still have plenty of tomatoes to keep us company. Making sauce […]

Tomato overload: Lazy tomato sauce

We planted three tomato plants back in early May. All of them are in one 6 foot by 9 foot bed —with the Sun Gold cherry tomato plant now taking over the entire bed. When I turn my back, another dozen orange globes fall to the ground. The poor Stupice and Early Girl are nearly […]

Chili with chicken and chocolate

You can substitute ground turkey for the chicken. But don’t omit the chocolate —it’s the key to the flavor. While I discard the stems from the dried chile peppers (serrano and chipotle), I use the seeds as I savor that heat! 🙂 But feel free to discard the chile seeds, or even use a milder […]