Tag: Good For Singles

Mocha Banana Breakfast Smoothie

Mocha Banana Breakfast Smoothie

We’re firmly planted in mid-January, the time I suspect 75% of New Year’s resolutions have already failed. Why do we continue to fall short on our well-intentioned resolutions? There are so many reasons, but I think it’s because so many of them are far too ambitious. I gave up on making resolutions years ago, particularly […]

January 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Maple Semifreddo: A Sophisticated Take on Ice Cream

Maple Semifreddo: A Sophisticated Take on Ice Cream

A while back, I wrote about homemade ice cream and how it’s not just for summer anymore. Well, it’s also not just for people who have an ice cream maker either. I’m a big fan of homemade ice cream for a number of reasons: it’s easy, you can control the ingredients for the best quality […]

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Spicy Beans and Wilted Greens Stew

Spicy Beans and Wilted Greens Stew

What do you do to celebrate your wedding anniversary when when both of you are super-busy and generally not fond of ritual and gift-giving? Well, our 6th wedding anniversary was just last weekend and to celebrate it, we took a few hours one Sunday to take a drive and leaf peep. We ended up at […]

October 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad

Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad

What do you get when you combine only a few best-quality ingredients with the right cooking technique? Synergy. There, I said it. And, I’m not even sitting in a meeting at work cringing as I hear such ridiculous corporate jargon escape my lips. Synergy means that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. So like, […]

October 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Green Tomato Cake

Green Tomato Cake

This summer, I had the good fortune to make a 2nd appearance at my local farmers market to promote Tomato Envy. My first appearance last year was a great learning experience but it didn’t quite go as I’d hoped. This time though, I was SWAMPED with interested market shoppers asking questions and making a beeline for […]

October 1, 2015 | 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
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
Baked Eggplant Gratin

Baked Eggplant Gratin

Eggplant harvested right from the Tomato Envy garden is one of my favorite end-of-summer treats. I said last year that I was going to grow less eggplant, but it didn’t happen. This year though, I’m much better equipped with eggplant recipes so that none of it goes to waste. Compared to standard supermarket eggplant, the world […]

August 7, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Bourbon-Preserved Sour Cherries

Bourbon-Preserved Sour Cherries

“Abra, abra-cadabra….I wanna reach out and grab ya…” I sang softly to myself on a rainy Saturday while pitting sour cherries against a soundtrack of insidious earworms thanks to a marathon 80s #1 hit countdown with WXPN, our favorite public radio station. Sour cherries have a season that’s as fleeting as an 80s one-hit wonder, available for only 2-3 […]

July 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Roasted Snapper with Harissa, Potatoes and Spring Onions

Roasted Snapper with Harissa, Potatoes and Spring Onions

What could be better than a one-pan meal with a short list of ingredients that add up to dinner greatness? When the weather’s nice, there’s too much work to do in the garden, too many hummingbirds to watch, and too many mojitos to enjoy poolside to be stuck in the kitchen all day or chasing down […]

June 26, 2015 | By | Reply More