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Tomatoes Everywhere

Q & A Devra First at boston.com

Sometimes you find things you didn’t even know you were looking for – thank you, W). This was in yesterday’s Boston Globe (in the Ideas section).  An article about the history of tomatoes under Q & A (an interview by Devra First with David Gentilcore, professor of early modern history at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom). Gentilcore wrote Pomodoro! A History of the Tomato in Italy.  It is difficult to imagine Italian food without the tomato and this is especially timely as we are following an Italian cooking theme in our house this week. If I am a little late in writing it is not because I am making dinner – because my children did and it was wonderful.  Truly better than anything I have been turning out lately.  So – our menu included fresh green salad with creamy Parmesan dressing, fantastic bruschetta, braised chicken with peas and potatoes (delicious!) and a Parmesan parsley risotto (as good as it sounds)…oh, dessert, too (yes – although I didn’t need it). Triple chocolate biscotti and a lemon pudding-like confection that I forget the name of – like a semifreddo but not quite that.  I am slow in getting going today because we are just back from a weekend in the Berkshires and I had some things to catch up on. Now that I have tackled part of that list, I have a new list…great, right?  Some of the things were easy – get light bulbs, confirm camp registration – you know, the usual. Couldn’t get the dog washed – they are closed today but did everything else – well, almost everything else. I will post the recipes from dinner under Recipes – Tried and True and write about the Berkshire trip, too.

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Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes

What am I going to do with all of these tomatoes?

capability mm to fields of greens

Fields of Greens - Annie Somerville

Well, I would eat them plain (with salt is heaven) but I think I need to share with the other members of my family who won’t eat them that way. Continue reading

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When Life gives you limes instead of lemons…make limeade – more from Nigella

Not as easy as her Cloudy Lemonade but as delicious! From Nigella Lawson

Mint and Lime cool aid

  • 8 limes (1 cup juice)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • bunch fresh mint, some sprigs reserved for pitcher later
  • 5 cups water
  • ice cubes.

Remove zest of 4 of the limes using a veg peeler or a zester and put this along with the sugar, mint, and 1 cup of the water into a saucepan.  Bring this to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar.  Let this mixture simmer in pan for 5 minutes after boil.  Cool, strain into pitcher.  Squeeze limes to make 1 cup plus 2 tbls of juice then add water and sugar mixture into pitcher.  Add ice cubes and springs of mint.

Looks like I will have another messy kitchen today! Continue reading

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NPR – Nigella Lawson – Summer Fresh recipes

My dear husband heard this on NPR early this morning and thought I would like it and wrote me a note about it so I could find it…I just returned Pragmatic Mom’s Nigella Lawson cookbooks to her and saw one at Whole Foods last night so some more synchronicity…

Here is the link – I would pretty it up but I am trying to make anti-harvest muffins – not hers. Ina’s..

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129100059 (short 7 minutes –  on NPR today) Cloudy lemonade which sounds practically perfect for a day like today.

Nigella’s latest cookbook is Nigella FreshNigella Fresh

Update:

I do love NPR!! They did not have the recipes up this morning but they do now – Here: Continue reading

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Healthy Recipes – Comfort Food Recipes at WomansDay.com

Okay, the last time I read Woman’s Day magazine was probably at the dentist’s or my  mom’s house but it looks like I might have to check it out again. This article gives some really interesting healthy recipes from food bloggers – I am posting here for you (because I am that nice) but really as a way to book mark it so I don’t forget where I put it. I am struggling to come up with healthy meals this summer, despite (or maybe because of) the surplus of veggies at my disposal. Every other week I get a farm share and the farmer’s market has been filled with gorgeous fruits and vegetables that I want to try but sometimes I don’t know what to do with them except put them in a salad…I know, but it has been hot and cooking something yo know how to make is one thing, learning a new recipe is much more time consuming. I am glad for this new resource…check it out. Also, the article links to a bunch of food blogs I hadn’t yet found!

Healthy Recipes – Comfort Food Recipes at WomansDay.com. Here from Verbatim is a great local resource – a CSA that solves my weekly dilemma of  veggie surplus.

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What can't Martha do?

Check this out – Martha Stewart has a new show – Martha Bakes – and above is a picture from Twitpic  – Yum, breakfast!

I am sure it will be wonderful and I do have to day that ever recipe I have ever tried from Ms. Stewart has been great.  Looking forward to seeing more about it. Today on Martha is The Fresh Food Show – with all of the great fruits and vegetables in season now it should be gorgeous. Hey, do I work for Martha? I mean I am kind of gushing here, nope. Just enthusiastic about something really well done.

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What can’t Martha do?

Check this out – Martha Stewart has a new show – Martha Bakes – and above is a picture from Twitpic  – Yum, breakfast!

I am sure it will be wonderful and I do have to day that ever recipe I have ever tried from Ms. Stewart has been great.  Looking forward to seeing more about it. Today on Martha is The Fresh Food Show – with all of the great fruits and vegetables in season now it should be gorgeous. Hey, do I work for Martha? I mean I am kind of gushing here, nope. Just enthusiastic about something really well done.

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