Roasted Tomato Sauce

Posted on July 18, 2014 by Anne Milneck | 0 comments

If too many summer tomatoes are a problem (not that tomatoes are ever a problem), put them to good use in this sauce. We love the simplicity of this recipe, but we love the end result even more. We have nothing against high-quality jarred sauces. They come in very handy in the kitchen. But when the tomatoes are available, definitely make this sauce. It will be something you look forward to every summer.



Basil Extra Virgin Olive Oil



Fresh Basil (optional)

Peeled cloves of garlic (optional)


Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Halve cherry, grape small and medium tomatoes; quarter large tomatoes.Place cut side up on a baking sheet. Drizzle with Basil Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add optional herbs and aromatics. Roast uncovered for two hours. The tomatoes should be blistered and bursting and releasing their juices. They should be very soft and fragrant. 

You can use them in this chunky, salsa-like state as a side dish, a stir-in for pasta, a topping for chicken or fish. You can also puree them and use them as you would jarred marinara sauce.

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Chanterelle Pita Pizzas

Posted on July 14, 2014 by Anne Milneck | 0 comments

Pita, mushrooms, cheese. That pretty much sums up this recipe. We used wild chanterelles to top this, but the possibilities are endless. Keep these ingredients on hand (pita freeze well), and you'll have a fun, customizable project for kids. Teens can do this on their own for a snack or a meal, and maybe you'll get dinner out of the deal!

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Caprese Salad To Go

Posted on May 07, 2014 by Anne Milneck | 0 comments

Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil...doesn't get much simpler or more delicious. Assemble this salad in a jar or plastic food storage container with a tight-fitting lid. When it's picnic time, just tip the container to distribute the Basil Extra Virgin Olive Oil and 18 Year Aged Balsamic. Super simple. Superbly delicious!

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