Archives for posts tagged ‘tomatoes’

My First Garden

  Dear readers, my apologies for my long absence.  We recently had to move again (long story…), and each time this happens it seems to take longer to get connected to the internet, even though one might think this is the modern world.  This time was a frustrating 3 weeks offline, but happily we are […]

Chilled Tomato, Cucumber, Avocado & Arugula Soup With Garlic-Cilantro Prawns

Tomato, Cucumber, Avocado & Arugula Soup With Prawns   I love reading the food & drink section in the paper.  Last week there were two recipes for chilled tomato-based gaspacho-style soups in the SF Chronicle.  One was a blended soup with tomatoes, avocado, arugula and cucumber.  The other had diced tomatoes and peppers with roasted […]

California Calamari With Eggplant Pasta

  Before we moved to California, my husband and I visited Monterey and had the most amazing calamari at a restaurant out on the pier.  The waiter said that you can really only get good calamari when it is fresh and local.  He was right.  I’ve cooked calamari before but it never tasted that good.  But […]

Tuscan White Beans and Spinach

  Forgive me, dear reader, for my lack of posting over this eventful holiday season.  A 10-day road trip, trying to go back to work full-force immediately afterward, and a week-long illness have really cramped my style.  I am still not 100-percent but today for the first time I woke up with a little bit […]

Made-From-Scratch White Bean and Ham Soup

  Just 10 days ago it was over 90 degrees in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Now it’s in the mid-60’s, the sky is overcast, and there is a chill in the air.  I expect the leaves to start turning any day now.  It’s the perfect time of year to make a pot of soup.  […]