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tomatoes  // Posts tagged as "tomatoes"

Chilly Days & a Recipe for Quick Tomato Soup

Holy moly, me oh my… I don’t know what it is about winter, but I will never get used to it. I will admit that it’s mighty beautiful at times, with its snow-covered trees, sparkle showers {that’s what I like to call it when it’s snowing and sunny and it looks like there are piles […]


Ripe Ingredients & a Recipe for Peach and Avocado Salsa

There was a bowl of little yellow cherry tomatoes sitting on my counter the other day. They were deliciously ripe, softening slightly, but the skin held firm when I’d squeeze the little fruits between my fingers… it was time for them to be eaten. With the heat of the last week or so, I wasn’t […]


Spectacular Storms & a Recipe for Fresh Bruschetta

It was mighty humid the other day. The air was so thick it I could practically feel the steamy substance flowing into my nose, and down into my lungs. The scent {oh, the scent!} of all the delightful plants permeated the condensed air; a natural perfume of lilacs, pine needles, and grass. The strangeness led […]


Revisiting Europe & a Recipe for Spaghetti Squash with Beef & Vegetable Sauce

A few years back, I went to Paris. During Paris Fashion Week. “Why didn’t I do my research?” I thought, as I wandered through the stunning Jardin des Tuileries, where the telltale tents were set up. I suddenly felt short {which doesn’t happen often}, clumsy {probably because I am}, and poorly dressed in comparison to […]


A 60’s Housewife & Slow Cooked Bolognese Sauce

I bought a slow cooker a few weeks ago, and now I’ve got mixed feelings about it. On one hand, it’s fantastic, as it does all the work for me. On the other hand, I feel like a 1960’s housewife who should be radiantly smiling while cooking instant mashed potatoes, and, of course, donning a […]


Lemony Rotini with Salmon and Tomatoes

It’s not quite autumn yet – it falls on the 23rd this year, and I’m still holding onto the last bit of summer. I know, the leaves have turned yellow, and the air has a crispness that just won’t budge – but I need that date to pass before I can break out the pumpkins […]


Sweetly Spicy Salsa

It’s easy to see that fall is on its way. The produce at the market is changing; summer treats are giving way to autumn goods, and almost too-ripe fruits are being sold quickly by the caseload. It’s the perfect time to preserve the season, don’t you think? Over the weekend I dropped by the Crossroads […]


Creamy, Spicy Avocado Salsa

Sometimes, you just need a little avocado. Mashed up to make guacamole, sliced and scattered on a salad, spread on a sandwich… you can eat it however you want. Nutritionally speaking, avocadoes are a kind of a big deal. Not in a Ron Burgundy big deal way, but in a contains healthy fats, lowers your […]


A Twist on a Classic: Chili-Stuffed Peppers

Chili is one of my favourite foods – it seems that one just can’t go wrong with it. It can be made in five minutes (with some canned beans and an assortment of spices), or in ten hours (slow-cooked to perfection); it can be vegetarian, or chock full of meat; it can be eaten out […]


Some Like It Hot (salsa, that is…)

I like my salsa hot. I want my tongue to burn just a little, and my lips to crave an ice cube’s company. I don’t want to be in pain, but I do want that nice burn – that good burn that makes me feel two degrees warmer and makes the rest of my food […]