Fresh Tomato Salsa

It’s summer so you know it’s time for tomatoes! I remember eating tomatoes like they’re apples as a kid.  I remember my grandma telling me to eat tomatoes because they help you have clear, beautiful skin and you know what, whether it’s an old wive’s tale or not, I think she was right. Nowadays, I… Continue reading Fresh Tomato Salsa

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

  Today was a perfect fall day here in Toronto.  Although, Arkadi will likely disagree because he hates the cold.  Maybe I thought it was a nice day because I stayed pretty much indoors and watched the leaves get blown here there by the wind and the sun slowly disappear below the horizon.  In any… Continue reading Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Marinara Sauce

My husband and I both grew up not eating  a lot of pasta dishes.  For me, we had rice three times a day and for Arkadi, they always had bread on the table for every meal.  The one time I’d eat pasta is for snack and I remember the spaghetti sauce being sweet. For Arkadi,… Continue reading Marinara Sauce

Pork and Veal Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

During the week, after a long work day, it can be very difficult to summon energy to make dinner. Well, at least for me anyway. When I first got married, I went on overdrive with our week night meals.  I mean real overdrive.  I cooked all of our meals during the week and I made… Continue reading Pork and Veal Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Eggplant and Tomato Stacks

  We LOVE eggplants around here! Eggplants are so versatile and you can prepare them any way you like – grilled, baked, fried, stuffed, etc.  Eggplants can be your main dish or your side dish.  For today’s recipe, we used eggplants as our side dish for our Mediterranean theme dinner.  This recipe was so easy… Continue reading Eggplant and Tomato Stacks