Crustless Southern Tomato Pie Celebrates Summer Tomatoes

Crustless Southern Tomato Pie Celebrates Summer Tomatoes Crustless Southern Tomato Pie – Tomatoes at Their Best

Summer’s sun-ripened tomatoes are here. And other than eating them warmed from the sun and straight off the vine, I’ve found the most delicious use for them. I’ve never tasted tomatoes this sweet and luscious.This incredibly delicious Crustless Southern Tomato Pie celebrates the essence Continue reading

Late Summer Salad with Spiralized Veggies

Late Summer Salad with Spiralized VeggiesLate Summer Salad with Tomato-Basil Vinaigrette & Spiralized Veggies

Sweet and juicy Juliet and Sun Gold tomatoes continue to ripen on our two tomato plants. Huge carrots and fresh basil surround them. And local summer squash and zucchini can still be found at the local market. Until we get a freeze, here’s a tasty Late Summer Salad Continue reading

Summer Squash Tomato Bake … Captures Summer’s Essence

Summer Squash Tomato Bake ... Captures Summer’s EssenceSummer Squash Tomato Bake
with Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Tomatoes, Basil, Parsley & Thyme

Bursting in summer color, our gardens and markets are at their peak. They overflow with summer squash, ripe tomatoes, green beans, broccoli, beets, fragrant herbs, greens, alliums, and so much more. My own large market basket also overflows this time of year. As all I want to eat Continue reading

Summer Vegetable Gratin w/ Eggplant, Tomatoes, Chard, Pesto

Summer Vegetable Gratin w/ Eggplant, Tomatoes, Chard, PestoSummer Vegetable Gratin – A Go-To Recipe for Late Summer Vegetables

With an almost overwhelming abundance of late summer vegetables in the garden or your CSA box, the ongoing search for new recipes continues. This recipe for a Summer Vegetable Gratin is a winner. Layering large amounts of eggplant, tomatoes, chard and basil makes one very flavorful gratin. Continue reading

Tortino w/ Green Beans, Caramelized Onions, Fresh Herbs

Tortino w/ Green Beans, Caramelized Onions, Fresh HerbsTortino di Fagiolini – Italian Savory Pie w/ Lots of Green Beans

Long, hot days of August go hand-in-hand with the incredible diversity of ripening summer produce. Our farmers’ market has its tables overflowing with a profusion of colors, shapes and selection. With perfect temperatures, occasional rain and long days of sunshine it’s been a great growing season here in southwest Montana. Having lots and lots of green beans Continue reading

Fresh Tomato Salad – Summer’s Essential Salad

Fresh Tomato Salad – Summer’s Essential SaladPeak Tomatoes — Ripe, Sweet, Juicy

It’s August. Ripe tomatoes fresh from the garden are at their peak flavor, color and texture. Peak tomatoes shine when simply prepared. Summer’s essential Fresh Tomato Salad requires only a gentle tossing of ripened tomatoes with your best olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh herbs, salt and pepper. Continue reading

Salsa Verde w/ Roasted Asparagus & Kalamata Olives

Salsa Verde w/ Roasted Asparagus & Kalamata Olives Salsa Verde – Another Classic Italian Green Sauce

Lots and lots of Italian flat leaf parsley, lots of fresh basil and a good amount of fresh mint swirled together with capers, homemade mustard, white wine vinegar and your best olive oil. Easily made in 10-15 minutes, Continue reading