Wen Wen’s Salad

IMG_1741My niece’s creation! She has a love for food much beyond her age. Great presentation!


Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

Sauté diced onion and garlic in a little olive oil.  Add spinach and cooked quinoa.  Season with salt and pepper.

Cover and bake at 375 for 15 minutes.



Tomatoes and Basil

Here’s a couple ideas of what to do with all those tomatoes and basil. 

Here’s a lovely appetizer Wendy made.  I love the tiny little mozzarella balls!  She dressed these with extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground pepper.  So pretty and very tasty.


Tomato Salad:  Peeled tomato, red onion, and basil with balsamic/olive oil vinaigrette.


Easy Tomato Sauce

Prepare tomatoes by placing in simmering hot water for 15-20 seconds.  Peel, core and arrange 1/2 inch slices on baking sheets.  Season with oregano, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper.  Drizzle with olive oil.  Bake at 350 degrees for about an hour.  Place roasted tomatoes in food mill and process.  For thicker sauce, reduce in saucepan over medium heat for as long as desired.

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