Category: Summer

Spiced Roasted Eggplant with Bulgur Salad

Spiced Roasted Eggplant with Bulgur Salad

As in years’ past, the leaves on my garden eggplants look like Swiss cheese this October. Once again they are the unfortunate victims of flea beetles I simply didn’t take the time to battle. There was even a big fat tomato hornworm I didn’t have the heart to kill. It was huge by the time I […]

October 7, 2016 | By | 2 Replies More
Tomato cucumber salad with quinoa and grilled sourdough

Tomato cucumber salad with quinoa and grilled sourdough

This is that magical time of year for food when all things come together to produce an embarrassment of riches, a “stupid first world problem.” In the Tomato Envy garden, there is so much fresh food it’s hard to know what to do with all of it. That’s when I turn to my trusty collection of […]

September 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Summer Gazpacho

Summer Gazpacho

Someone reminded me the other day that although it’s September and photos of other peoples’ kids heading off to school with their new backpacks flood my Facebook feed, it’s still NOT fall. That doesn’t come until September 22nd this year, the autumnal equinox. So while I might be so over the heat and hard work […]

September 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Zucchini Oat Bread

Zucchini Oat Bread

Do you know people who consider zucchini bread to be almost as good as eating the vegetable itself? I do. I know people that use this sweet bread as a way to disguise zucchini so their kids will eat it. That’s all ridiculous. Let’s just call zucchini bread what it is: cake. Zucchini bread of course […]

August 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Miso Sweet Corn Soup

Miso Sweet Corn Soup

Maybe it’s because my garden’s tomato harvest hasn’t yet begun to overwhelm me or maybe it’s my tendency to hoard food for winter, but when I saw the recipe in Bon Appetit for this soup, my first thought was, “I need to make big batches for the freezer!” My urgency to make this miso sweet […]

July 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cherry Browned Butter Bars

Cherry Browned Butter Bars

Spring and summer bring a barrage of fleeting treats after long winters of eating mostly root vegetables and whatever I was able to squirrel away in my freezer or pantry from the previous summer. First, I eagerly wait for asparagus, then that magic time when asparagus and morels overlap for about two weeks, then it’s […]

July 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Dry-Rubbed Grilled Steak with Corn and Tomato Salsa

Dry-Rubbed Grilled Steak with Corn and Tomato Salsa

Are you sleeping with your windows open yet? We are. I love this time of year, the beginning of fall. I’m not quite ready to give up summer food until next year though, so I’m indulging in all the late-season veggies I can. And nothing says, “I refuse to accept the end of summer” like outdoor cooking. […]

September 25, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Spaghetti with Sicilian Pesto

Spaghetti with Sicilian Pesto

There are a few people in my life who never let me down: Mr. President, my parents, Jon Stewart, and Ina Garten. Topping the list of people who do sometimes let me down is Martha Stewart. I dig her, a lot. And, I admire her for all her accomplishments, her marketing and business brilliance and her […]

September 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

A few years ago, I was fortunate to have a day job located in Princeton, New Jersey and a stone’s throw from a phenomenal Thursday afternoon farmers market where I would often spend my lunch hour. Princeton is an upscale town with lots of educated people from all over the country. To appeal to these […]

August 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette

If you’re a regular here, you know that Tomato Envy is definitely not “all tomatoes, all the time.” But, if you’re new here, then it might seem as though it is. Blogs by nature have a way of getting a little self-indulgent, and this is no exception. This time of year is all about tomatoes for me, […]

August 21, 2015 | By | Reply More