Late summer equals loads of luscious tomatoes at the farmer’s market here in New York City, where you’ll find all sorts of heirloom varieties and the acclaimed full flavored “Jersey” tomato. Both kinds are put to good use in this rustic tomato galette Provençal, inspired by the traditional French tomato and mustard tart from that region. This recipe highlights the sweetness of tomato contrasted by the sharpness of Dijon mustard, with a splattering of nutty Gruyère cheese, scented with fresh lemon thyme, all baked in a buttery crust speckled with cracked pepper.
Summer Squash-Tomato Jam & Crostini
I’ve been making small batches of what I’m calling summer squash-tomato jam. The squash is first sautéed with fragrant thyme and garlic with a bit of heat from dried red pepper. Then, slowly simmered with tomatoes until they caramelize, flavors become rich and sweet. What I had in mind when I made this was as a topping for crostini—a perfect light bite to […]
Colours of Crimson
From my greenmarket, this group of images are a celebration of color—as the seasons change from late summer into autumn, red shades of crimson are abundant— from late summer tomatoes, fruits and berries…
Tomatoes in Red & Peach Salsa
Summer is officially over, it’s come and gone too fast for me, but the days are warm and I still want to keep summer foods around as long as I can. Right now greenmarkets are bursting with tomatoes (and peaches)—it is truly a feast for the eyes, like these Grandma’s Pick (top) and Brandywine (bottom) […]