Tomato Basil Soup and Grilled Cheese with Jam

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Nothing quite hits the spot on a winter evening like a big bowl of tomato soup and grilled cheese. But who am I kidding, this is quintessential comfort food for anytime of year! You can bet we always have the pantry stocked with a can of tomatoes just for the occasion and are definitely guilty of whipping this together at least once […]

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Tomato Pie

Tomato Pie

Up until five years ago I had never experienced tomato pie nor had I ever a strong inclination to make it.  It wasn’t until I got a call from my Mom one day right after she’d heard a food story on NPR that my curiosity was finally piqued.  That’s because NPR featured a winning recipe out of […]

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Roasted Ratatouille Tart

RatatouilleTart

The hot summer months are definitely my favorite season for local vegetable bounties and I must say this tart could not have been more perfect for putting our CSA share to great use.  Of course, ratatouille is generally a summer vegetable concoction, but it also happens to be quite transformative, popping up in everything from stews and casseroles to galettes […]

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Giardiniera-Stuffed Peppers

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With the CSA season finally upon us, stuffed peppers tend to make an appearance quite often in our house and there is no more eagerly anticipated adaption than the giardiniera-stuffed peppers.  With his Chicagoan background, Mr. du jour first introduced me to these deliciously spicy, pickled vegetables, considered a mainstay condiment on Italian Beef and […]

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