Andouille Beef Burger with Sundried Tomato Herb Aioli

Sausage is a sweet or spicy but always moist alternative that adds a sense of drama to your meal.

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Arugula, Tomato & Lemon Preserves on Ciabatta

Ingredients
Ciabatta bread
Arugula leaves
Tomato slices
Goat cheese
Salt & pepper
Lemon preserves (recipe follows)
Olive oil
Directions
Place arugula leaves on both side of the bread and place a tomato on one side and a tablespoon of lemon preserves on the other. Place a dollop of goat cheese on and season with salt and pepper, place the bread slices together [...]

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Baked Egg & Goat Cheese in Brioche Cups with Tomato Herb Salsa

Serves 6

Ingredients

6 mini brioche rolls
½ cup melted butter
6 eggs
Salt/pepper
3 ounces goat cheese
3 tablespoons fresh chives
Tomato herb salsa (recipe follows)

Directions

Preheat oven to 375° F.
Cut off the tops of the brioche rolls and scoop out a small portion of the inside, enough for a cracked egg to sit and fill the hole. Brush the inside [...]

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Basic Ketchup Recipe

Makes 2 ½ cups

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Basic Marinara

One of the three basic pizza sauces.

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Basil, Romano Bean and Cherry Tomato Salad

Tomato and basil recipes are easy and always foolproof because it is difficult to mess up this perfect pair; they complement each other no matter what. Enjoy the bounty of basil and tomatoes and let summer’s best pairing satisfy you beyond measure!

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BBT Sandwich (Bacon, Basil and Tomato)

A simple twist on a tomato classic!

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Beefsteak Tomato Carpaccio With Herb Pesto

Carpaccio, traditionally a dish of thinly sliced raw fish or beef, has come a long way. This season’s hot herb trend is more than just plain old carpaccio, it’s a showcase of flavor creativity and is no longer reserved for just beef and fish.

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Cantaloupe Mint Cucumber Gazpacho

from Culinary Herb Center Class- Summer Gazpacho

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Carimanolas with Panamanian Salsa Chombo

Makes 24
Ingredients

5 cups yucca, boiled and mashed
Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon salt, plus more
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine
1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded and chopped fine
1 green bell pepper, deseeded and chopped fine
1 pound lean ground beef
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped fine
2 tablespoons tomato paste (or 1 plum tomato [...]

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Cherry Tomato Salad with Horseradish Tarragon Cream

Makes 4 Servings

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Chervil Tomato Salad

Makes 2 servings.

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Chilled Tomato and Basil Soup

This is a delightful way to enjoy tomatoes and basil on the hottest days of summer. This soup’s uniqueness, lovely texture and subtle cool flavors make it an excellent choice for a lunch party.

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Chilled Tomato Soup

Ingredients
8-10 medium heirloom tomatoes, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped fine
½ cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon lemon zest
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons sea salt
4 tablespoons heavy cream
6 large basil leaves
Garden caviar (recipe follows)
Directions
Puree all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Push mixture through sieve to remove seeds [...]

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Chipotle Herb Ketchup

Makes 2 cups

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Cilantro Lime Mango Gazpacho

from Culinary Herb Center Class- Summer Gazpacho

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Cucumber & Gazpacho Granita Ice Bites

Makes 20-25 bites

Ingredients

1 cucumber, sliced semi thin
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 cup chopped tomato
¼ cup white onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
2 teaspoons salt

Directions

On a [...]

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Curried Cauliflower Yogurt Chicken

Serves 4-6
The yogurt in this curry creates a mild and cool flavor, very herbaceous and not too spicy!
Ingredients

Olive Oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 tablespoon ginger, chopped fine
1 serrano chili peppers, deseeded and chopped (optional)
1 medium red onion, chopped coarsely
1 red bell pepper, chopped coarsely
1 ½ cups cauliflower florets
3 [...]

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Cypriot Greek Salad

A Greek salad accompanies every meal in Cyprus. This recipe is for a very simple and basic salad made in larger chunks and with more fresh herb leaves than the Greeks typically make.

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Detox Shots

Makes one shot
Beet Basil Shot
½ cup fresh beets, 1 cup fresh basil leaves, ¼ cup orange juice
Grapefruit Parsley & Lemon-Thyme
¼ cup grapefruit juice, ½ cup fresh parsley leaves, ½ cup fresh lemon-thyme leaves
Lemon Ginger Mint
¼ cup lemon juice, ½ inch chunk fresh ginger, ½ cup mint
Cucumber Parsley Mint
½ cucumber, ½ cup [...]

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Ensalada de Repollo (Cabbage Salad)

Serves 6-8
Often seen in small Nicaraguan restaurants soaking in big batches at room temperature, it is similar to a sauerkraut with a Latin Style and a citrusy tone.
Ingredients
3 cups shredded green cabbage (about ½ medium head)
1 cup chopped fresh tomato
Juice of 3 limes
1 tablespoon salt
Directions
In a medium mixing bowl toss cabbage and tomato with lime [...]

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French Tomato Tarragon Dressing

Serve over fresh steamed asparagus

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Fresh Herb Pappardelle with Peas, Fennel, Tomatoes and Sausage With Pecorino Herb Sprinkle

Homemade pasta is incredibly easy and quick to make, offering the options for flavor diversity. It is simple and cheap and with very few tools needed, we recommend every kitchen being equipped with a pasta maker/pasta roller, they are relatively inexpensive and they allow you to roll the pasta extremely thin and cut the pasta evenly. Of course you can do it all by hand as well.

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Fresh Herb Pappardelle with Summer Beans, Tomatoes & Fresh Herbs

Serves 6
Ingredients
¼ cup each basil, parsley, mint, tarragon, marjoram, chopped
Plus an additional 1 tablespoon of each for the sprinkle
Olive oil
Pinch of dried crushed red pepper
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
2 cups fresh summer shelling beans, shelled and cooked until tender
1 small fennel bulb sliced thin
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (plus 1 tablespoon reserved for garnish)
2 [...]

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Fresh Horseradish Tarragon Ketchup

Makes 1 ½ cups

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Fresh Mozzarella and Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Serves 4

Ingredients

For roasted tomatoes
8 plum tomatoes, cut in half and seeds removed
3 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves removed
2 cloves garlic, sliced thin
½ teaspoon sugar (optional)
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt
Freshly ground pepper
For salad
1 pound fresh mozzarella, ¼-inch thick slices
Basil pesto, for drizzling
Maldon salt
Freshly ground pepper

Directions

For roasted tomatoes
Preheat oven to 200°F. In a large bowl, combine all [...]

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Fresh Tomato or Pizza Sauce

Makes 3-4 Cups sauce tomato sauce and 2 cups pizza sauce.

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Fresh Tomato Salsa

Makes approximately 3 cups

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Fried Egg Pesto Tomato Sandwich

When it comes to fried eggs, there’s not much trickery involved. A fried egg is simply that, a fried egg. Eggs are fried with fat, butter, oil, lard, bacon grease or you name it.

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Galia Melon and Frozen Grape Thyme Gazpacho

There is no food more reminiscent of summer, more cooling in the scorching heat, than gazpacho.  In the late summer, when local tomatoes are tasty and plentiful, it’s one of the easiest, most impressive and refreshing light meals.

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Garden Baked Beans

Serves 12
Ingredients
2 pounds dry beans or 3 pounds fresh (cranberry, navy, yellow, eye, heirlooms in general are best)
2 sprigs fresh thyme
Olive oil
3 cloves fresh garlic
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
1 green onion, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
½ cup molasses
1 cup dark amber beer
¼ cup maple syrup
½ cup spicy yellow mustard
1 cup fresh tomatoes, chopped
½ cup [...]

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Garden Gazpacho

There is no food more reminiscent of summer, more cooling in the scorching heat, than gazpacho.  In the late summer, when local tomatoes are tasty and plentiful, it’s one of the easiest, most impressive and refreshing light meals.

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Garden Tomato Clam Fritters with Lemon Aioli

Makes about 30 fritters
Ingredients
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine
2 cups clams, chopped (canned)
1 egg
¼ cup milk
½ cup tomatoes, chopped fine
2 tablespoons tomato puree
¼ cup red onion, chopped fine
Oil for frying
Lemon Aioli (recipe follows)
Lemon wedges for garnish
Directions
In a large bowl sift together the flour, [...]

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Garden Tomato, Bacon and Basil Ice Cream Sandwiches

Makes 6 sandwiches

Ingredients

2 tomatoes on the vine, sliced about ¼ inch thick
Basil ice cream (recipe follows)
6 bacon slices, cooked

Directions

On a baking sheet lines with parchment paper, freeze the tomato slices. Place a spoonful or two of the basil ice cream on top of a tomato slice and smash down gently until it covers the bottom [...]

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Garlic Herb Ketchup

This is a very chunky ketchup with a very garlic-and-herb taste that is also excellent on fries!

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

Makes 6 servings.

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Goat Cheese Sundried Tomato and Pesto Pizza

Some tantalizing ideas for combining your favorite dough, sauces and toppings

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Greek Style Mint Ketchup

This is obviously excellent on Greek burgers of lamb, chicken or beef. It is also amazingly delicious on steak sprinkled with crumbled feta.

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Green Herb Gazpacho

There is no food more reminiscent of summer, more cooling in the scorching heat, than gazpacho.  In the late summer, when local tomatoes are tasty and plentiful, it’s one of the easiest, most impressive and refreshing light meals.

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Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette

Serves 4
Ingredients
8-12 heirloom tomatoes, various varieties
8-12 pieces seedless watermelon sliced ½ inch thick and in wedges
2 cups feta cheese, sliced in sticks or wedges
12 fresh basil leaves, chifonade
White balsamic vinaigrette (recipe follows)
Baby arugula (garnish)
Directions
On individual serving plates create a stacked salad using the heirloom tomatoes, watermelon and feta. Sprinkle basil chifonade all over and [...]

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Herb Cocktail Style Ketchup

This is perfect for grilled shrimp or atop a grilled shrimp salad. It is also a special ketchup for grilled fish and calamari.

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Herbed Tomato Soup with a Poached Egg

Poached eggs are cooked in a vat of slowly cooking liquid, but they are not boiled.

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Jamaican Mango Pepper Sauce

Makes approximately 1 cup sauce

Ingredients

1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted and chopped
1 ripe tomato, chopped
1 medium shallot, chopped
1 scotch bonnet or habanero pepper, stems and seeds removed and chopped
¼ cup golden raisins
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon allspice berries, freshly ground
1 teaspoon black peppercorns, freshly ground
½ teaspoon cloves, freshly ground
1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated
1 [...]

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Marjoram Tomato Mac & Cheese

Some of our favorite and most comforting winter mac & cheese recipes, so embrace the bounty of choices when it comes to mac & cheese to create comfort and nostalgia!

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Nissa’s Lasagna

Makes one large lasagna

Ingredients

Olive oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped fine
2 medium yellow, onions, chopped small
2 medium carrots, chopped small
2 medium green zucchini, chopped small
1 cup broccoli florets, cut super small
4 medium tomatoes, chopped small
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved)
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine (2 tablespoons reserved)
¼ cup fresh marjoram, chopped fine (2 [...]

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Orzo Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Makes 6 servings

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Oven Dried Tomatoes

Makes 1-2 cups.

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Pa amb tomàquet

It’s impossible to talk about the food in Barcelona without mentioning the plethora of fresh seafood featured in its cuisine such as anchovies, mussels, clams, prawns, squid, and fish. The seafood is typically showcased pretty simply and basically and is most often seasoned with garlic, olive oil and tomatoes and traditionally eaten in paella, a popular Spanish dish made of rice and fish or chicken.

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Panamanian Sancocho

Serves 6

Ingredients

1 chicken breast, 1 chicken wing, 1 chicken thigh and 1 chicken drumstick
Salt
Pepper
Vegetable oil (avocado oil preferred)
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine
1 bunch green onions, chopped fine
1 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped fine
1 cup yucca, chopped in ½ inch squares
1 red pepper, chopped fine
1 medium carrot, chopped fine
1 cup chopped tomatoes
½ [...]

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Panzanella

Picnics in the park are one of summer’s best treats. It is a wonderful opportunity for family, friends, and even co-workers to come together for great food and outdoor fun.

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Pepperoni, Onion, and Herb Calzones with Vegetable Marinara

Some tantalizing ideas for combining your favorite dough, sauces and toppings

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Peruvian Herbed Blue Potato Latkes with Cumin Tomato Sour Cream

Here are a few of our favorite latke recipes with a modern herbal twist. Each recipe is uniquely herbalized and is accompanied by its own unique serving sauce. We have latkes for all palette types and occasions, including sweet, savory, robust and fresh, and light. All of these recipes will create a new modern symbol of celebration for your Hanukah traditions.

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Purple Majesty Potato Latkes with Tomato Cumin Sour Cream

Makes 20 medium latkes.
INGREDIENTS
5-6 medium blue potatoes, washed, peeled and grated
1 medium white onion, grated
2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped fine
2 eggs beaten
½ cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
vegetable oil
PREPARATION
In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except oil and mix well. Heat a large heavy bottom skillet [...]

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Roasted Garlic and Herb Classic Tomato (Classic Tomato and Oregano Variation)

One of the three basic pizza sauces.

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Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Make 4 to 6 servings
INGREDIENTS
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
2½ pounds plum tomatoes, cored, quarter and deseeded
2 yellow onions, peeled and quartered
5 cloves garlic, peeled
½ cup fresh basil, stems and leaves (chop leaves and reserve)
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped
Salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 cups vegetable (onion based) broth
2 fresh bay leaves (optional)
3 tablespoons butter (optional)
DIRECTIONS
Preheat [...]

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Roasted Tomato-Basil, Zucchini, Goat Cheese Tart

Makes one tart
Ingredients
1 sheet puff pastry
3 large tomatoes, chopped large and roasted
2 medium zucchini, sliced and roasted
10-12 basil leaves
8 ounces goat cheese
Salt
Savory Black Pepper & Basil Glaze (recipe follows)
Directions
Preheat oven to 375 ° F. Roll out the puff pastry and lay on a flat baking sheet. Place in refrigerator to get very cold. [...]

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Santorini Dried Tomatoes

We wanted to bring you a little taste of Oia, so here are a few recipes for the wonderful Santorini foods that one can experience on the unforgettable Greek isles.

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Sausage Parsley Fennel Meatballs with Tomato Cream Sauce

Here are some regionally authentic and classic meatball recipes as well as some modern, culturally fused recipes. All will reduce the chill of winter with a smile!

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Sausage Parsley Fennel Meatballs with Tomato Cream Sauce

Serves 4
INGREDIENTS
For the Meatballs
1 pound sweet Italian sausage, ground
4 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon red chili flakes
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped fine
2 tablespoons milk
Olive oil
For the Tomato Cream Sauce
1 (12-ounce) can plain tomato sauce
1 (12-ounce) container heavy whipping cream
PREPARATION
To assemble meatballs, use hands to mix sausage, garlic, fennel seeds, chili flakes, and [...]

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Savory Baked Tomatoes

Makes 6 Servings

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Sicilian Basil, Onion and Tomato Salad

Tomato and basil recipes are easy and always foolproof because it is difficult to mess up this perfect pair; they complement each other no matter what. Enjoy the bounty of basil and tomatoes and let summer’s best pairing satisfy you beyond measure!

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Sicilian Caper, Basil and Tomato Salsa

Although traditionally enjoyed with grilled mackerel, this is a truly delightful mixture that can stand on its own; the flavors are perfect together.

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Sicilian Style Herbed Meatballs with Stewed Tomatoes & Parmesan Polenta

Here are some regionally authentic and classic meatball recipes as well as some modern, culturally fused recipes. All will reduce the chill of winter with a smile!

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Simple Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic and Basil

This is a truly decadent yet unbelievably simple recipe that captures the essence of slow roasted tomatoes together with basil. Serve over warm crusty bread or pasta, chicken or fish. It is also excellent over fresh steamed broccoli or green beans.

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Spinach Herb Ricotta Cannelloni with Fresh Tomatoes and Lemon

Homemade pasta is incredibly easy and quick to make, offering the options for flavor diversity. It is simple and cheap and with very few tools needed, we recommend every kitchen being equipped with a pasta maker/pasta roller, they are relatively inexpensive and they allow you to roll the pasta extremely thin and cut the pasta evenly. Of course you can do it all by hand as well.

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Spring Vegetable Minestrone with Herb Pesto

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS
For spring vegetable minestrone
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped small
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
6 cups vegetable stock
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine
3 carrots, chopped medium
3 celery ribs, chopped medium
5 asparagus stalks, trimmed and cut into ½-inch pieces
1 cup green beans, trimmed and cut into ½-inch pieces
1 cup fresh English peas
1 (15 oz) can [...]

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Stewed Squid with Salsa Verde

Serves 6
Ingredients
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh red chili, chopped
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 pounds fresh squid, cleaned and sliced thick
6-8 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 cup chickpeas, cooked
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1 tablespoon fresh parsley leaves
2 teaspoons salt
½ cup white wine
Salsa Verde for serving (recipe follows)
Directions
In a large sauté pan, heat [...]

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Summer Savory Ketchup

This is lovely herbal ketchup that is simple and a little salty because savory tends to be a very salty herb. It is excellent on grilled fish and grilled vegetables and is also a lovely condiment for a hot dog. Kids love this one because it is simple.

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Sun-dried Tomato Basil Mustard

This is an excellent condiment on grilled asparagus, grilled fish and seafood or any sandwich, hot dog or burger.

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Tomato Basil Bisque

Makes 2 servings.

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Tomato Coconut Chutney

Serves 4

Serve at room temperature to accompany curry and rice dishes.

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Tomato Cream Linguini with Sausage, Fennel, & Parsley

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
Olive oil
6-8 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 tablespoon dried fennel seeds, lightly toasted
1-2 teaspoons dried red chili flakes
1 pound sweet Italian sausage
1 cup fresh parsley, chopped fine
1 small can tomato paste, 4 ounces
1 cup black olives, pitted and sliced
1 small container heavy whipping cream, 4 ounces
1 package (box) linguini, cooked, 16 ounces
Salt
PREPARATION
In sauté pan, place [...]

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Tomato Croquettes

We wanted to bring you a little taste of Oia, so here are a few recipes for the wonderful Santorini foods that one can experience on the unforgettable Greek isles.

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Vegetable Marinara (Basic Marinara Variation)

One of the three basic pizza sauces.

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Warm Tomato Herb Salsa

Makes 1 cup of salsa

Ingredients

Olive oil
½ medium yellow onion, chopped fine
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped fine
1 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper, cracked

Directions

In a medium sauté pan, heat the oil to a medium high heat, add the onions and sauté [...]

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Whole-Wheat Pesto Mozzarella Panini

Serves 6

Ingredients

Whole-wheat bread
Fresh mozzarella slices
Tomato slices
Salt
Basil sauce (recipe follows)
Olive oil

Directions

Place basil sauce on each side of the bread slices and on the basil sauce place sliced mozzarella and tomato, season with a little salt.
Combine the slices to form a sandwich and brunch the top side with olive oil. In a panini pan or cast [...]

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Yellow Gazpacho Cocktails with Grilled Cilantro Pesto Shrimp & Avocadoes

There is no food more reminiscent of summer, more cooling in the scorching heat, than gazpacho.  In the late summer, when local tomatoes are tasty and plentiful, it’s one of the easiest, most impressive and refreshing light meals.

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