The August Tomato

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When I have really, really good ingredients — like local heirloom tomatoes from the Brookside Farmers’ Market — it’s best if I just get out of the way. No experimentation or innovation. No, “How can I make this better?” It’s the epitome … Read More

Meals Without Animal Flesh Tuesday: Summer Spaghetti

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In a world of eternal summer, I would be a vegetarian (or maybe a pescatarian if I lived on water). Alas, summers are fleeting (and I very much live on land), which means I’m only a vegetarian (and a really … Read More

Off the Vine BLT Salad

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Tomato season has arrived — tomatoes transforming from bland ruddy spheres of mealy awfulness into gnarly, kaleidoscopic orbs of cravable awesomeness. To celebrate, I offer forth this simple variation on BLT salad: still-warm-from-the-sun tomatoes, spicy wild arugula, crispy thick-cut bacon, … Read More

You Cannot F-up This Tomato Sauce

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There is a time and place for the long-cook tomato sauce, heaped with meatballs and a big buttery slab of garlic bread, but summer is not that time. ‘Tis the season for fresh tomatoes and quick cooking. This recipe is … Read More

The Un-f-able Tomato Sauce

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There is a time and place for the long-cook tomato sauce, heaped with meatballs and a big buttery slab of garlic bread, but summer is not that time. ‘Tis the season for fresh tomatoes and quick cooking. This recipe is … Read More

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