An almost complete guide to using tomatoes

Options aplenty! Here’s an almost complete guide to using tomatoes: whole, chopped, sliced and blended. Several recipes, too, ones that might be unique to you. Enjoy!

The wonderful world of juices and smoothies at the Monta Vista Market

Watermelon spritzer Monta Vista Sunrise Green ginger juice …and so much more were the concoctions created during my demo this past Sunday at the Monta Vista Market. I brought my Breville juice machine and my Vitamix (a high-speed blender). Thankfully the staff had no trouble keeping up with washing the produce, and rinsing out the juicer […]

Roasted Garlic, Squash, Tomato Bisque Soup

This soup is warming, suited for fall and winter. The color is bright orange-y red, w/brown topping. The texture is smooth, creamy, velvety with bits of tomatoes and squash.

Baked Beet Chips (similar to Baked Kale)

High Ground Organics is one of maaaaaannnny farms in Watsonville (CA), yet stand above the rest in the quality of their produce. You’ll recognize them at the Farmer’s Markets from the fresh-fresh-fresh-freshness of the produce, and you’ll notice that the size is larger in comparison to others’ produce. Yet, the flavor and texture of their […]

Tomato, Green Bean Chopped Salad w/White Truffle Oil and Pomegranate Vinegar

I made this dish for the Cooking Demo at Williams-Sonoma, July 10th (following a trip to the Farmer’s Market) in Los Gatos. The Truffle Oil was too good to pass up… just sitting there, in the back shelf of Williams-Sonoma, where I was washing the produce from the Farmer’s Market. I just HAD to use it. I […]

Spicy Asian Bok Choy Chopped Salad

I made this salad for the Cooking Demo at Williams-Sonoma, July 10th (following a trip to the Farmer’s Market) in Los Gatos. This Salad is based on the Bok Choy Chopped Salad I created for Intel, June 21, 22. Customers really enjoyed this fresh, crunchy, spicy salad … you will too, if you enjoy a soy […]

Cooking demo, Williams-Sonoma, July 10th

We found wonderful looking, enticing produce at the Los Gatos Farmer’s Market this morning for my cooking demo at Williams-Sonoma (WS). First, we (me and my group) walked through the entire market without buying a single thing. We said HELLO to the vendors while looking for new, different, intriguing foods. Then, got down to business. […]

Coconut Cream Tomato Basil Soup

Served at a Dialog Dinner, June 30, 2010. Serves 12, 2 cups per person (or 6 quarts, or 1.5 gallons). Time:  This recipe requires a bit of planning and a bit of time b/c it has some prep work and a couple of stages Cutting, cooking, cooling and processing: Cutting and deseeding the 10 lbs […]