All posts tagged: tomatoes

Summer lamentations & Tomato Jalapeno Jam

I’m not sure where the time has gone but it left with no note on the night stand or a tepid wave. The summer time is officially gone and some of us never gave it the chance to leave with our pumpkin cookies, souffles and cakes. Even I was guilty of whipping up a batch of pumpkin, apple and cranberry biscuits for a food blogger gathering.I can’t help but to pause and think of all the fresh bounty that I never even tapped into. I think the wife and I will try tackling the company of a CSA box now and again. It would definitely assist in the rounding out of our diet which is simple in the least. At the end of the summer there’s always one last bunch of something that you come across and tell yourself you need. And thanks to the extended warmth this year we were blessed with more tomatoes than we knew what to do with at our fingertips. I had a bag of tomatoes sitting on the dryer …

Summer Tomato Relish

I used to hate tomatoes as a kid. If it wasn’t in a sauce that required being covered in cheese. I more than likely wanted nothing to do with it. Of course over time with the maturation of my palette and the ability to experience new things. Tomatoes are no longer on my hit list. And though I have a mild allergy to them that tends to cause itching. I often find my epidermis at the altar of sacrifice to enjoy the juicy fruits…and whether or not you consider them a fruit is a dispute for another day.       I love the summer time and not just because pool season is in full effect. It’s the abundance of beautiful fresh produce that becomes available during this warm time of year. I enjoy the fact that living in Nashville leaves no shortage of the summer gems. Farmers Markets are readily available within a short drive to your summer gold. And it’s kind of hard to keep up with what produce is in season if …

Real Men Eat Quiche!….True Story.

I don’t know who came up with the silly notion that men don’t eat quiche. It’s practically a one-stop-shop for our lazy butts! Thank you to the Germans who are thought to be the originators of the delectable ‘break-fa-bruncha-linner’ treat. (You’re Welcome for the new word…no charge) One thing you need to know before we get started is that I can tend to be an everything but the ‘kitchen-sink’ chef. If I have something in my fridge that I feel will compliment the dish I’m creating. It quickly becomes apart of the ingredient list. It’s part of the way I was raised in the respect that nothings trash, and everything has value.  I  thoroughly enjoyed how tasty the quiche was when I tried it. I’m typically a quiche Lorraine man myself. I cooked the quiche for a food blogger event and had no idea what to whip up before Sunday. And the ingredients I had on hand minus the crust made for great inspiration. People often think quiche to be complicated, when in reality, it …