As the weather starts cooling down, it is time to start thinking about soup.
Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Fresh Parsley
2 Tbsp Olive oil
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 small onion chopped
4 large roasted red peppers chopped
6 cups vegetable stock
1 cup tomato juice
½ tsp jalapeno pepper or ¼ tsp cayenne
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
In a large soup pot, heat the oil.
Add the onion, garlic and sauté for 5 minutes and add the red peppers.
Add the stock, tomato juice, jalapeno pepper, salt, black pepper and half the parsley.
Simmer 10 minutes.
Using a hand blender, puree the soup until smooth.
Garnish with the remaining parsley and serve.
Flat-bread BBQ pizza - a quick and easy pizza grilled on the BBQ for just a couple of minutes.
Wholewheat flat-bread topped with pesto, caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, oven dried tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and old Cheddar
During the summer, berries grow abundantly in Ontario. Berries are full of flavor and at their best in farmers markets through the summer months.
Delicious dinner salad meal in a bowl - this is a healthful and very satisfying salad meal - quinoa, red lentils, barley, baked sweet potato,oven dried tomatoes, chopped onions, parsley, golden raisins, black currants, lemon rind, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper
All the tomatoes in this salad were grown in our vegetable garden - thanks @verkgo
Tomato and Avocado Salad
Sliced heirloom tomatoes
Thinly sliced Vidalia or red onion – soaked in white balsamic vinegar
Mix the following ingredients together well in a jar
2 Tbsp Maple syrup
5 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
5 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp Dijon mustard
Salt & pepper
Pour over salad just before serving and sprinkle with toasted or candied nuts
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp Canola oil
Mix together in a bowl and toss ½ cup Pecans, Almonds and pumpkin seeds in the mix
Place on a foil lined baking sheet
Toast in 350 degree oven for about 8 minutes
Cool before adding to salad
Freshly picked #heirloom #tomato from our #vegetable #garden what a beauty @verkgo #thekitchensinkblog @thefeedfeed #feedfeed @food52 #F52grams
Reblog of an old post - #Corn makes a delicious addition to #dessert. Homemade corn #icecream transforms this #vegetable into an enjoyably sweet treat. Finish with a sprinkle of Maldon Sea Salt and Caramel Corn to give a contrast of sweet and salty #gastropost #raiseupthemaize #maize #corn #maize #feedfeed @thefeedfeed #f52grams @food52 #kitchensinkblog
Refreshing morning smoothie - black plum and Ontario blueberries, fat free Greek yogurt, chia seeds and flax seeds.
Eggplant, aubergine (also known as melongene, garden egg or guinea squash).
This one was grown in our vegetable garden. Did you know that the eggplant is related to both the tomato and the potato.
I am going to make eggplant with onions in a rich and spicy tomato sauce – finished product and recipe to follow.
Does It Matter If Tomatoes Are Ugly? Heirloom tomatoes are ugly and wrinkly but they are hearty and juicy.
Many heirloom tomato varieties are furrowed, uneven in shape, or unusually colored. The term “ugly tomato” can be used to describe a number of some undesirable conditions affecting this fruit. Ugly tomatoes may have an uneven shape and a growth defect. Both radial and concentric cracking in tomatoes can contribute to the ugly appearance. Both are caused by an extremely high growth rate, especially while the fruit color is developing.
How do my chocolate chip cookies stack up?
Crisp edges, chewy middles and so easy to make - based on an allrecipes.com recipe.
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp hot water
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
Dissolve baking soda in hot water.
Add to batter along with salt.
Stir in flour and chocolate chips.
Drop table spoons full onto ungreased baking pans.
Bake for about 10 – 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until edges are nicely browned.
Weekend road trip in Ontario, travelling the back roads of Chatham County. Endless farm stands, fields of corn, soy beans, tomatoes, strawberries, blueberries, peaches and so much more. Amazingly fresh local produce.