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Ruby Tuesday/Dinner With TCR! September 27, 2010

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September – Fall colors, crisp nights by the fire, my birthday (!), the Harvest Moon…

And, of course, The Harvest:

…in this case, heirloom tomatoes in our organic garden!

These are among my favorite pleasures as Summer melts into Autumn.  Let them come out ugly, cracked, strangely lobed… just let them come out!!

These red and yellow beauties will be great canned and made into sauces, as Miz LuMena does so wonderfully:

…but right now a couple of them are going to join a few of our garden’s other offerings, cilantro, red onion and deep purple hot peppers, in a swim with invited guests Organic Corn and Back Olives; they won’t know they’re in the “deep end” until the olive oil and balsamic vinegar begin to rise around them, and by the time the Gorgonzola crumbles arrive to finish the job, it will be too late for them, and dinner time for me!

With a couple of free-range chicken thighs grilled over an oak fire, this will be a fine easy dinner for a September evening:


Thanks to Mary over at Work of the Poet for hosting this fun meme.  🙂

Ruby Tuesday / Dinner With TCR! January 5, 2010

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Let’s kill two birds with one stone, shall we?

My dinner postings have been scarce lately (I know, “Long time no sea(food!)”) and it’s officially Tuesday, so I’m calling the little bit of red in these shots sufficient to justify this dual-category post.

The ingredients:

Gigunzo Shrimp, marinated in lime juice, garlic and cayenne pepper; whole-kernel corn, fresh tomatoes, blanched and peeled, a diced Serrano chile, about a bulb of coarsly-chopped garlic and a handfull of basil, all organic, and a bag of black squid-ink pasta.

The result:

Spicy Garlic Shrimp and Veggies over Black Fettuccine.

Enjoy!  😉

For more Rubiliciousness, go visit Mary over at Work of the Poet and check out the links to her many contributors!

Dinner With TCR! November 18, 2008

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Tonight, a DOUBLE, on accounta I’m a piggie (that’s how I got so big! )

For starters, a semi-local variation on a perennial favorite: a fresh tomato, mozzarella and basil salad, with an olive medley and (the local part) red onions from my garden and some of the Hen-O-The-Woods mushrooms which I pickled some weeks back:


…with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and lots of fresh-groung black pepper, Mmmmmm!

Then, because even THIS salad does not a meal make, I did a Hot and Sour Seafood Soup, with shrimp, crab and scallops, okra and bean sprouts:


garnished with fresh cilantro.

‘Twas Guuud! 🙂

Dinner With TCR! September 22, 2008

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I’m lazy tonight, and feeling a bit chubby.  I’m in the mood for something light.

So it’s tomatoes and red onions from the garden, laid on a bed of my volunteer arugula, topped with fresh-made local goat’s milk mozzarella and splashed with balsamic vinegar and tamari:

Add fresh-cracked black pepper and voila!

Dinner is Served!

The Volunteers Have Arrived! September 15, 2007

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So just when my tomato plants have strangled themselves with the weight of their fruit, the unplanted “volunteers” show up to keep the circle turning:


When we’re gone, tomatoes and cockroaches will rule the world.

HELLLLLP! August 26, 2007

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I’m buried under tomatoes!


I’ve been driving around with my passenger seat covered with ’em and giving them away to anybody who has the misfortune of crossing my path.

Wish you were here 🙂 !

The Garden of Eatin’ August 14, 2007

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Braved the jungle/garden/back yard this evening and was graced with a bounty of basket-choking proportions:


Plants so heavy with Mother Earth’s gifts, they tore down their wire cages!


Rainbow Chard up the wazoo!


Skads of purple Bee-Balm with, well, bees!


…and big yardage of Lilies Gone Wild:


Came in with an armload of fresh organic food and chowed down a beautiful purplish heirloom “Brandywine” tomato.

Thank You, Mother Earth, Thank You, Father Sky, for turning my back yard dirt into delicious food. One day I’ll return the favor, and your plants will grow from my goodness.

Now that’s what I call “carbon sequestration!” 😉