Roasted Tomato Sauce

Posted by Spice Girl on 8/28/2012 to Italian

Ahhh, the delicious bounty of summer harvest! Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes! Thanks to a friend/neighbor/urban farmer, we have baskets filled with vine ripened Michigan tomatoes. Some of our favorite uses:

Sliced and served on whole wheat toast spread with cream cheese. Top with a couple of basil leaves and a dash of Smoked Sea Salt

Chopped and added to diced onions and jalapeno - add a touch of Milford's Mexican Blast for a fresh and light salsa

A classic BLT. Never lets you down.

I relish this time of year and add a tomato to just about every meal. BUT, I can't keep up! And though I love to cook, I just haven't mastered the preserving angle like so many of my friends. So I tried making an easy tomato sauce that I could throw into pasta, onto pizza, etc... HOLY COW!!! I am in love!  The roasting adds an intense tomato flavor with a little sweetness!  Click here to check out how you can make it too!

Pickled Red Onions

Posted by The Spice Girl on 8/21/2012
Quick and easy to make and ADDICTIVE! Try pickling red onions with your favorite spices, here's a basic recipe to get you started!  Click here!



Spicy Seafood Boil

Posted by Spice Girl on 8/18/2012 to Seafood
With friends from the east coast, we've been thinking about putting together a proper seafood boil. Though the traditional lobsters were a little too spendy for our budget, I think we enjoyed the shrimp, clams and mussels nearly as much! And the fun part? Tape down your tables (outside!) with newspapers, wash up, and dump all the fixings in the middle. You'll enjoy a delicious treat with your fingers! Easy clean up and silly fun!
 
 

Baked Kale Chips with Malt Salt

Posted by The Spice Girl on 8/11/2012 to Veggies!
Delicious and nutritious kale chips sprinkled with Malt Salt is the perfect salty snack!