Showing posts tagged as 'main-course'


Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews

August 20, 2011 09:10

With the super-abundance of fresh tomatoes and other veggies right now, there's no better way to blend them all together than by making a delicious gazpacho.Although the recipe has a lot of ingredients and may seem complicated, it really isn't. Be sure to chill the soup well before serving. :)

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Fresh Tomato Sauce

Tags: Italy, Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Travel, Vegetarian

August 06, 2011 08:36

My mom called me the other day, enthused about her super abundance of tomatoes. She wanted to start making sauce, and lot's of it :)The Pomarola Sauce from a couple of weeks ago hailed from Naples. Today's recipe is a Tuscan classic. In Tuscany, the rule of thumb is is combine only necessary ingredients, of the highest quality, and in perfect proportions, in order to produce the very best...

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Basque Vegetarian Paella

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Main-course, Soup-on-saturday

July 30, 2011 14:37

St. Ignatius of Loyola, who grew up in the castle depicted to the left. Because he was born and raised in the Basque country of Spain, where Loyola castle is located, I thought it would be fun to find an appropriate recipe to share with you this Saturday. So, in honor of St. Ignatius, I hope you'll try this hearty vegetarian paella, which can be easily adapted to include chicken and shrimp.

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Corn Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews

July 23, 2011 08:24

I was out for a hike at the Nature Center near my house the other day. Many of the trails there border acres and acres of corn, and it's been pretty cool to watch those stocks grow from week to week.I don't know where I heard it, but there's an old saying that, in these parts, a farmer is happy when the corn is knee-high by the fourth of July.The farmers must be very content this year :)...

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Pomarola Pasta Sauce

Tags: Italy, Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Vegan, Vegetarian

July 09, 2011 12:36

Hope you're having a great start to your weekend. Today's pasta sauce comes from Naples, and you can use either fresh or canned tomatoes.My brother gave me a couple of earthbox containers a few years ago, and that's where I plant my tomatoes. Although they grow a bit smaller, the tomatoes have great flavor and I've been harvesting for about three weeks now. I had to supplement my crop with some...

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Pasta Piselli

Tags: Italy, Main-course, Vegan, Vegetarian

July 01, 2011 19:14

Catoctin Mountain Orchard. They have some of the best local produce around, and I picked up some great stuff yesterday, including a quart of fresh English peas.I had wanted to make a pasta dish for some friends, and seeing the peas, I remembered I had a recipe forPasta Piselli, a classic Italian favorite. This is a simple dish, and the ingredients are few: Fresh peas, tomatoes, herbs and...

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Tags: Italy, Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

June 18, 2011 13:04

I was sitting in an outdoor cafe in Florence the first time I had Panzanella. The main component of this frugal Tuscan dish is stale bread.Teamed up with tomatoes, onion, cucumber, and basil, mixed together in a vinaigrette, the dish sings.Now that things are getting hot and humid, this recipe makes for a terrific light lunch or dinner. Serve it up with a Pinot Grigio or some other light white,...

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Lentil and Celery Heart Salad

Tags: Main-course, Nutrition, Soup-on-saturday, Vegetarian

June 12, 2011 02:00

OK, friends, it's about 100 degrees where I am today, and it's just too darn hot to think about making soup. So, as we move into the summer months, Soup on Saturdays may sometimes have something other than soup. Forgive me in advance, but I don't want to change the catchy page title. :)Just a reminder, lentils are highly nutritional, and you get the added benefit of a healthy dose of vegetarian...

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Spring Vegetable Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegan, Vegetarian

June 04, 2011 07:52

Baugher's. Initially a 60 acre farm, now Baugher's has morphed into a restaurant, market, and nursery. Because of all the chain stores and restaurants that have popped up in our area, this 100-year-old establishment is struggling.I was there to buy a pie, which are also famous in these parts, and ended up with a bunch of very ripe, on-the-vine tomatoes. Since my tomato plants are only just now...

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Zucchini and Basil Soup

Tags: Main-course, Soup-on-saturday, Soups-and-stews, Vegetarian

May 28, 2011 18:07

There were slim pickings at the farmer's market today. Maybe I got there a bit late...Well, today's soup is just right for a light and easy meal, perfect for this long holiday weekend. You may not be able to get your ingredients at the farmer's market near you, but I found the zucchini in abundance at my local grocery store. I had the basil at home.My basil is doing great, and I've got it...

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