It is a real seasonal treat to use fresh tomatoes, either raw or cooked. But be sure to save one or two for slicing onto a tuna fish sandwich or a hamburger.
I remembered that Café Murano risotto and saw the basket of ripe farmers' market tomatoes on the counter. I used to not cook Swiss chard (or other greens) with tomato. Ever. It was a little idée fixe of mine that they were natural-born enemies.
Your gazpacho lives by the quality of the vegetables--garden or farm stand tomatoes, sweet onions (preferably with dirt still on the roots), local peppers--well, you get the idea. Do not, I repeat, do not refrigerate the tomatoes.
It turned out to be more than decent and well worth the minimal effort -- always given fabulous tomatoes and an appropriate cheese (good cauliflower is generally easy to find, though the ones in that day's farmers' market weren't as tightly packed as they might have been, though they tasted great).
You'll have the makings of a salad with astonishing depth of flavor.
Here are a few things we've eaten that might lend themselves to home cooking.
Roasted vegetables are actually a very satisfying meal all on their own. I know some of you may be saying "meh, I'd rather have a burger," but when seasonal vegetables are roasted just right, they can truly be satiating.
Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll...
A lovely dish: lighter in flavor than pasta alla Norma and hence more springlike, but still identifiably Sicilian.
It takes forethought but not much by way of technical skill or ingredients. It is also a thing of beauty.
Say goodbye to the days when you tossed a measly ball of ground beef on the grill, threw it on a bun and called it a burger. This summer, all you need is a beer can burger.
Hunger sabotages diets. Many dieters know what to do, but they can't stick to their diets because they feel too hungry. If you eat too much of anything, you'll feel full. But which foods can fill you up without overeating? If you can answer that question, you can master your cravings.
It's spring and asparagus is the star. There are endless ways to prepare this versatile vegetable, but these recipes are all super simple and delicious.
Though spicy and savory, the broth was light and was a refreshing complement to the denser vegetables.
I first discovered this recipe in Laurie David's book The Family Cooks, which is a great cookbook! (And published by Rodale, by the way.) As Laurie ...
A quick ragout of white beans, sweet cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs in a robustly flavored broth makes a satisfying vegetarian main course. Serve it with a green salad and garlic bread for sopping up the broth, and dinner is done!