Tagged with basil

Scalloped Tomatoes

So, it’s been awhile. Not only have I been too busy to post recipes here, but even sadder, I’ve been too busy to cook anything of interest. That is, until last night, when a school-related potluck *finally* gave me the chance to get reacquainted with my kitchen. I had made SK’s scalloped tomatoes a couple … Continue reading

Tomato Zucchini Risotto with Basil

Sad as I am that summer is coming to an end, I am still utterly THRILLED that tomato season is getting underway! This week’s CSA basket included 10 (ten!!) gorgeous heirloom tomatoes, for which I have been saving no less than 5 recipes. That decision is for another day. Today, like many other days on … Continue reading

Quinoa-Stuffed Tomatoes with Zucchini

As is becoming standard-form for me, this dinner was cobbled together from the remnants of my CSA basket. Basil leaves about to wilt, three juicy tomatoes I have been unable to find a proper use for, and two separate zucchini halves (don’t ask why). My first impulse was a light sauté, with olive oil and … Continue reading

Garlic Scape Pesto

This pesto is a great way to use up all of those CSA garlic scapes! Although the obvious accompaniment is pasta, this would also be delicious spread on toasted baguette with mozzarella, aged cheddar, or even sun-dried tomatoes. I made the pesto with the intent of freezing it and eating it later, so I did … Continue reading

Strawberry Basil Jam

Strawberry season is coming to an end. To make the season last just a few weeks longer, I decided to make preserves. I have tried many strawberry jam recipes, but the best by far comes from Food in Jars. I reduced the amounts by half, to accommodate my tiny pot, and at the last minute, … Continue reading