Mediterranean Tomato Salad


Adding one more to the recipes born out the fresh veggies from our garden. This year, we planted 3 different kinds of cherry tomatoes, in addition to the usual larger tomato varieties. ‘Sweet 100’ red cherry tomatoes, Orange cherry tomatoes and yellow pear tomatoes. There has been a steady supply of these little beauties, and … [Read more…]

Cappelletti with Sundried Tomato n Almond Pesto

sundried tomato pesto pasta 1

‘Cappelletti’ are small hat shaped pasta, that is very similar to its stuffed cousin toretlloni. I found it as an interesting shape and picked it up from Costco last week. Thinking of what sauce to toss it in, I remembered I had bookmarked a Sundried Tomato Pesto recipe by Giada. I absolutely love the tartness … [Read more…]

Sundried Tomato and Cashew Pesto with Broccoli and Pasta

Spicy Pesto n Broccoli Pasta

I envy people who go into the kitchen, measuring and laying out the ingredients they would use for a dish, armed with a printed recipe to refer to. I am not that person, and in a way I am glad I am not. Even when I follow a recipe, I add my own touches to … [Read more…]

Tomato Chutney

Tomato chutney

Almost every cook has their tomato chutney recipe..although the ingredients are obvious, there are very subtele nuances that alter the taste of the chutney. This one is my all time favorite. Like all things made the traditional way..this would taste best when ground in an ammi kal – a grinder made of stone…I wish I … [Read more…]

Chipotle Corn Tomato Soup

Chipotle Corn Tomato soup

I put together this soup in a very short time for a healthy lunch yesterday. Its as simple as throwing ingredients onto a pot and then blitzing them. But it made for a very filling and healthy lunch. The Chipotle chilies in this soup, render a spicy, smoky flavor and give it a sort of … [Read more…]

Tomato Rice

Tomato Rice 1

It was a Sunday in the year 1995, and we were returning from a great weekend trip we had had. All of us had this satisfied smile on our faces…like we had accomplished something great…..except my mom..She had this expression on her face…like she was thinking reallly hard..When I asked her what, she seriously answered … [Read more…]