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What’s been cooking…the summer edition

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve checked in, mostly as July was a horribly busy month with some serious ups and downs. One of the downs was me being out of commission with a bad summer bug for several weeks. I couldn’t even taste anything at all for most of a week – what a horrible waste in the middle of the New Jersey fruit and vegetable season!

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What’s Been Cookin’…

It’s been a busy couple of weeks working and being on the road, so I haven’t had the chance to keep up with posting what’s been cooking in my kitchen. So here’s just a quick round up of successes and recommended recipes I’ve enjoyed…

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Relaxing Sundays, Tomato Feasts

Sunday was a nice relaxing day for watching the Olympics and trying to use up some more of those glorious fresh garden tomatoes. For lunch, a simple yet delicious mixed tomato pizza with mozzarella and basil hit the spot…

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My untraditional 4th of July “Cook-Out”

Caramelized Onion and Bacon Pizza

Caramelized Onion and Bacon Pizza

Corn and Purple Bean Salad

Corn and Purple Bean Salad

Since I’d just done a massive seafood BBQ the day before with my mom, I decided to stay “indoors” on the 4th and just do up a really nice pair of pizzas for the sweetie and I instead. (You know I love making pizza at home!) Since I’ve got so much great bacon from our recent farm pork bounty, and all my herbs and greens are going crazy in the garden, I made Caramelized Onion Pizza with Bacon, San Marzano Tomatoes, Mixed Cheeses, Wild Arugula and Basil. I slow cooked the onions in butter on the stove until I couldn’t stand the wonderful aroma any longer and was ready to start eating them before even putting them on the pie.

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