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Recipe - Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta Soup

This is a quick and easy way to make tomato soup, from scratch, for one.

I adapted this bruschetta recipe and this soup recipe for a single serving.

Ingredients for One:

1 tomato – core removed and diced

1/3 Tblsp Shallot Chopped (I couldn’t find any, so used I used red onion

1 clove of garlic Chopped

1 Tblsp Fresh Basil  [...]

Recipe - Peach Ice Cream

A few months ago I bought an Ice Cream Maker.  Then in an effort to start eating better and having more produce in the house I signed up for a weekly box from Washington’s Green Grocer.

So last week’s box had an abundance of donut peaches.

I knew I had a recipe for Peach Ice Cream…. so [...]

Recipe: Greek Tortellini Salad

Needed a side dish for a tailgate party this weekend.  And came across this.  It was a hit.  Easy to make and transport.

Ingredients:

1 20 oz pkg refrigerated cheese tortellini

1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, cut in half.  (I used this method, super easy)

1 large cucumber, chopped

1 cup kalamata olives, pit removed and chopped

1/2 red onion, chopped

3/4 [...]

And So It Ends. (Or Does It Begin?)

Last night the Washington Capitals were eliminated from the post-season for the first time since 2007.

Major Drama with the coach taking things that should stay private, to the media.  But this is nothing new for the Caps Organization.  For some reason players and front office staff like to run their mouths in the press.

So start [...]

Osso Buco with Fennel, Capers, Lime

Ingredients:

1 medium-size yellow onion, coarsely chopped

1 cup coarsely chopped fennel, about 1 bulb

2 veal shanks (about 1 lb) sawed crosswise into thick hunks  *Note – I used beef short ribs

2 tblsp all-purpose flour

3/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

3 tblsp olive oil

2/3 cup Chardonnay

1 small lime, thinly sliced

2 tsp drained nonpareil capers

3 to 4 tblsp [...]

Foil-Baked Salmon with Corn & Lime

Ingredients:

1/4 cup corn kernels

1/4 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into small neat dice

2 tblsp chopped fresh cilantro

1/2 jalapeno chile, seeded and cut into small neat dice

salt and ground pepper to taste

2 tsp unsalted butter, cut into bits

1 lime wedge, plus 3 thin lime slices

1 skinless salmon fillet — 1/2 lb

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450F.

Put the [...]