Category Archives: tomatoes

Late Summer Gazpacho

I love me some ripe heirloom tomatoes. Just. so. good. I’m good with just slicing and eating them, but have been wanting to use them in other recipes, particularly in their raw form. Seems like a waste to cook a ripe heirloom! I’ve never been a huge fan of gazpacho, but when I saw this […]

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Corn Cakes & Avocado-Tomato Relish

 This is one of those dishes that I made once and continued to make for the remainder of the summer.  We were on a corn cakes kick this summer, and in a mission to find the best ones, I’m pretty sure we succeeded.  This babies are delicious…and paired with the avocado-tomato relish, ah – yum […]

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Heirloom Tomato Salad with Shaved Fennel and Gorgonzola

This sophisticated appetizer salad will surely impress your guests at your next dinner party.  The ingredients are rather simple, but the presentation is the showstopper…it’s something about the little curls of fennel that does it for me.  Any variation of yummy tomatoes in August or September is really a showstopper to begin with, honestly.  But […]

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Grilled Ratatouille Boats

Wonderful side dish, especially now with fall quickly approaching – tomatoes are at their best and the squash is delicious.  These little boats highlight all of the wonderful flavors of fall! You will need: 2 medium-large (or 4 small) zucchini, halved lengthwise 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, grated (I always […]

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Flank Steak with Bloody Mary Tomato Salad

Grilled flank steak is such an easy and delicious dinner option.  It’s great if you are entertaining a moderately sized group of people, or for lots of left overs to make steak fajitas a few days after.  Though Bloody Mary’s are not an adult beverage that I prefer to drink, the fixings make for a […]

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Scallops with Creamed Corn and Grilled Tomato Relish

This is truly summer in a dish.  The combination of basil, corn and tomatoes is just the best of summer and is so delicious atop sea scallops.  The direct heat of the grill caramelizes the outside of the scallops perfectly, enhancing their sweetness.  It’s really a fantastic dinner for a hot summer day! Grilled Tomato […]

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Tomato, Cucumber and Mozzarella Salad

This side salad is a great summer staple for get togethers or just to keep in your fridge for several days.  The ingredients are few and simple, but pack a lot of flavor.  I just followed Shannon’s directions and after about 10 minutes, a delicious side to accompany any summer meal! You will need: 1 […]

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