Homemade easy to make Sun Dried Tomatoes are the best way to preserve all the summer tomatoes. Super easy to make in the oven and you can add whatever extra flavor you like. Fresh herbs, garlic, spices or keep it a plain.
I clearly remember when I started eating Pasta, it was not that long ago, I guess 4 years !! So, it was one such evening when I had called Arvind for dinner; he was my BF then, and wanted to make something special and different ( you know the common saying ' the way to Man's heart is through his stomach' ) I think I wanted to implement that ;) That's when I had made my first Pasta attempt , searched all over the net for something that looked simple and easy. If you know me, you will also know…
Juicy sweet summer tomatoes layered on top of creamy whipped ricotta and thyme, all tucked in a buttery crust. This Heirloom Tomato Thyme Ricotta Galette is a summer pleasure you definitely want to try. Of course, it’s tasty but with the heirloom tomatoes and tiny thyme leaves, it also looks really pretty. A perfect centerpiece for you brunch party will be this Heirloom Tomato Thyme Ricotta Galette!
Risotto with tomato confit, zucchini and leak is a delightful summer risotto that is light and flavor packed. Tomato confit with those fresh zucchini blossoms creates a beautiful refreshing floral note to the comforting creamy risotto. My family loves risotto and I make it round the year with seasonal produce. One of my favorite early summer risottos is pea and asparagus risotto. Currently my tomato plant is giving us a lot of cherry tomatoes and I am making the confit on repeat. Last week I added it to our risotto along with zucchini that is also from my garden. Nothing…
Tomato Garlic Confit with some fresh basil on top is a super easy and uber delicious appetizer. It will take less than 5 minutes to prep and 40 minutes in the oven. You can toss Tomato Garlic Confit with pasta, top it on risotto, rice or enjoy with grilled meat and fish. We finished it with some crusty sourdough bread, pretty much wiped the plate clean with the last slice of the bread.
Tomato Rice is a quick one pot meal loaded with tomatoes, warm spices and of course rice! Yu can make with uncooked rice or even with left over rice. Paired with raita, and some pickle on the side, this rice dish is a great meal for busy days.
As my Dad’s retirement day was approaching, my Mom started worrying more and more. He was never the kind of man who can sit idle or relax with a book and a coffee. His to-do list never got over and he enjoyed being active, on his toes all the time, including vacations. And once in a blue moon, when he spent a weekend afternoon over a long nap or with no work at all, he would regret saying ‘I wasted a day’. No matter how much Mom would try to explain him that we all need to slow down once in…
Flavor packed with warm spices, Tamatar Shorba is an Indian tomato soup that was introduced by the Mughals. It is typically prepared with only tomatoes, but I like to add one red pepper and then roast it for maximum flavor burst.
A Bengali meal often ends with a chutney and we always prepare it with seasonal fruits and veggies. My all-time favorite has been this Sweet and Spicy Tomato Chutney. You get the sweetness of the tomato and mild spiciness from whole fresh green chili. It typically served with rice however some people like to enjoy it with crispy papadum.
Some weekend starts on a very lazy note with a cup of hot ginger tea at ten in the morning followed by zero plans to implement. It doesn’t happen often but whenever it does, Arvind takes every opportunity to make the day as unproductive as he can and at times, I tag along with the flow. We order takeout, be a couch potato and watch movies back to back while sipping some wine or beer in between.
Some days are busy and some days are lazy. While the busy days start with ginger tea and cereal poured from a box in a bowl of cold milk, a lazy day begins late with a plateful of our desired breakfast. From something egg-y to sooji halwa, from bread pakoda to roasted tomatoes with buttermilk biscuits; we prepare anything we feel like eating that morning. Weekend is a day of indulgence for us and we like to slow it down and cherish the two precious days of the week.
A salad such as Panzanella Salad shouldn’t resist to norms like day old bread with tomato and vinaigrette. It’s a type of salad that can be simple or extravagant with a beautiful medley of fresh seasonal produce. This Fruits and Cold Cut Panzanella Salad is like summer on a bowl with interesting mix of textures from different fruits and red wine vinaigrette. You can adjust the ingredients of the Panzanella Salad based on your taste buds and diet.