Tomato, Avocado and Cilantro Salsa

Tomato, Avocado and Cilantro Salsa

I did a TBT cookbook review of Nueva Salsa, a little book of perfected salsa recipes. Here’s an example using the most common trio: tomato, avocado, and cilantro. Plus, naturally, some red onion. But with some surprises, as you will see. I’m using the picture from...
Veal and Gruyere Meatballs in Tomato Sauce from Lidgate’s

Veal and Gruyere Meatballs in Tomato Sauce from Lidgate’s

In the heat of summer, why do we eat hot food? There is that theory that a hot salsa makes you sweat which lets water evaporate off your forehead which cools you. I’m not sure about that. Thing is, even in the summer there are some hot, temperature wise, food we...
Watermelon, Cucumber and Tomato Gazpacho

Watermelon, Cucumber and Tomato Gazpacho

I may be changing my forthcoming cookbook. I was planning to do one on B&B. That would be Bar and Brownies or cocktails meant for chocolate. But, I’m torn now. I’m headed towards that gazpacho book I’ve toyed with. There was little spring this...
Black Martini from Tomatomania!

Black Martini from Tomatomania!

In Tomatomania! authors Scott Daigre and Jenn Garbee offer this Dirty Martini. I must say it looks a tad like a Bloody Mary but it uses only tomato water, not tomato juice or V8. There is Tabasco and Worcestershire here, plus celery salt on the rim. No horseradish,...