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French Recipes Side Dish Vegetarian

Summer Harvest Ratatouille

The late summer harvest is the best time to make Ratatouille. This classic French vegetable stew is best when made with fresh and ripe ingredients. In this recipe I’ve rounded up some tomatoes, zucchinis, eggplant, bell peppers and onions. The key to a good ratatouille is to cook the some of the vegetables separately at…

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10 Best Fresh Tomato Recipes

Vine-ripened, and packed with real tomato goodness, you just can’t beat home-grown tomatoes. For sandwiches and salads, I choose from the meatier varieties like Campbell or Celebrity and for salsa or bruschetta, it’s the Roma or plum tomatoes that work the best. If you’re looking for some inspiration from and a little variety, why not…

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Appetizers Recipes Soup Spanish Vegetarian

Gazpacho with Garden Ripe Tomatoes

Your garden’s summer tomatoes at their juiciest, blended with cucumber, seasonal fruit, onion, garlic and Spanish seasonings.

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Appetizers Italian Recipes Vegetarian

Garlic Scapes with Pesto Rosso

Enjoy these fresh summer greens lightly grilled and dipped in a unique, flavourful sundried tomato pesto from Sicily, known as Pesto Rosso. Garlic scapes are the green tops or flower stems of hard-neck garlic plants.  They develop in late spring or early summer and are usually removed in order to redirect the plant’s energy towards…

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Canadian Condiments & Preserves Recipes Vegetarian

Green Tomato Relish

This relish is perfect on hot dogs and hamburgers and has been preferred over store-bought green relish for a few generations in our family.

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American Main Course Recipes Vegetarian

Baked Macaroni Tomato and Cheese

  This dish is easy and cheesy!  Thanks to the tomatoes, it has amped up goodness and  makes a great main course for vegetarians.  You could serve some Italian sausage or meatballs on the side for the meat lovers in the gang.

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Recipes Soup Spanish Vegetarian

Gazpacho Andaluz

This chilled vegetable soup is perfect for a summertime al fresco lunch or as an appetizer with dinner on the patio. As ancient as the fabled region of Andalusia on the Iberian peninsula, Gazpacho is said to date back to Roman times. Before blenders and refrigeration, this nutritious vegetable dish was originally made by grinding…

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Italian Main Course Recipes

Sicilian Stuffed Meat Roll

This Italian style meat roll is seasoned minced beef stuffed with ham and cheese, then glazed with tomato sauce.

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Appetizers Italian Recipes

Bruschetta

Garden-fresh tomatoes and basil are the stars of this popular dinner party appetizer.

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Italian Main Course Recipes

Conchiglie al Forno (Shell-sanga)

When looking for a hearty dish to serve at a party (or when you have an army of teens to feed) I turn to this no-fail pasta recipe.  I have nicknamed it Shell-sagna since it is closely related to baked lasagna, except it’s a bit easier to prepare and serve.