Tomato bisque

Here is my favorite recipe for a cold winter day [more]

Tomato sauce with sausage

Here is a simple dish for fresh tomato sauce with pasta made from whole tomatoes. It takes some time to simmer the sauce, but this process has the added benefit of making your home smell wonderful. … [more]

Vietnamese tofu soup

This is a simplified version of A Vietnamese Canh chua (sour soup) . A great light soup for a multi-course meal. Serves: 4 [more]

Tomato soup

A good friend and fussy eater asked me to cater a dinner at his house that had to include tomato soup (ideally with basil). I had never felt the need to make tomato soup being rather partial to a can … [more]

Tomato Sauce with Pasta

This is my go to comfort meal when tomatoes are in season. Frequently I will pick up bruised tomatoes on the cheap from the farmers at the market. I keep trying to make extra to store in the freezer … [more]

Vegan Tomato Soup

Heres a simple soup designed to warm the kindest of hearts. It’s flavorful and easy to make. You can also freeze it for when tomatoes are not in season. [more]

Grilled cheese and tomato soup

There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of warm tomato soup and a finger of a good grilled cheese to dunk in it. This is a homemade classic menu the whole family will fall in love with. Prep … [more]

Pasta dinner

This pasta dinner with heirloom tomato sauce, baked cauliflower, and little gem salad is an easy dinner for a warm summer evening. [more]

Porky pasta

My daughter eats everything. To keep her on her toes, I am trying out new dishes every chance I get. Thing is, I don’t have a lot of time. I just put together a pasta sauce with stuff we had in … [more]

Spanish Gazpacho

I have seen many variations of this recipe. I like the authentic taste of this recipe. From the smokey heat of the Spanish paprika to the cool, fresh palate of cucumbers and tomatoes. Serves about 6. … [more]

Tomato sauce for pizza

Making a sauce for pizza is simple and fun. All you need is a few basic ingredients and a little time. [more]

Peeling tomatoes

Some recipes call for tomatoes to be peeled. This can be quite fiddly. However, if you drop a tomato in boiling water for around 30 seconds you will find the skin comes away with ease. [more]

Insalata Caprese (Traditional Caprese Salad)

I like this salad anytime I can find great tomatoes (especially when heirlooms are in season). It’s simple, it’s easy and it’s a great starter with wine. This makes enough for 4. [more]

Tomato Soup

Maybe it’s a winter time thing, but even in Los Angeles I sometimes get a craving for tomato soup and grilled cheese. This is another of those wonderful recipes that is open to interpretation. … [more]

Tomato sauce with Italian Sausage

There’s nothing more comforting than a good tomato sauce. Not only is this perfect for the GreatGrub style of pinch, touch, dash cooking, but also it is wide open to interpretation. I suspect … [more]

Mild Sweet Chilli Chutney

I initially created this chutney in the summer, when I had an excess of various types of tomatoes ripening in the garden and realised there was no way we could eat them all - even friends and family … [more]

Easy peasy pasta sauce

My wife made up this sauce for the kids which is pretty cool as she is usually a recipe by numbers kinda gal. They didn’t like any of the tomato sauces we purchased or any that I made — … [more]

Tomatillo or Mexican green tomatoes

Tomatillos are a fruit popular with Mexican and Southwestern cooking. Resembling a small green tomato, tomatillos can be distinguished by they’re thin parchment paper like wrapping. The flavor … [more]

Summer heirloom tomato pizza

In our household pizza making used to be solely a wintertime operation. The high heat from the oven made the kitchen too hot to bother on days we would rather be outside sucking down watermelon and … [more]

Cold tomatoes

Tomatoes don’t like the refrigerator. The cold air slows down the ripening process and kills that wonderful flavor. Instead, leave them on the kitchen counter. If you need to speed up the … [more]

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