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Panzanella – Bread Salad

Ingredients: 2 tomatoes 1 small cucumber, peeled and sliced 1 small red onion, thinly sliced bell peppers (optional) Kalmata olives (optional) 1 cup fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed 3 … Continue reading

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Caprese Salad – Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil and variations

BASIL VINAIGRETTE 1 small handful of fresh basil 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons balsalmic vinegar Kosher salt SALAD 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, cubed into small bites or sliced 1 pound ripe summer tomatoes, sliced or chopped Kosher salt and … Continue reading

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Tuscan Tomato Basil Bisque

Definately one of my favorite soups. And, I love this soup served with grilled cheese sandwiches or any half sandwich. Happy lunching. 2 tablespoons butter or extra-virgin olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 (28-ounce) can whole … Continue reading

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Green Pasta – al verde pasta

My mom didn’t have a food processor when I was kid, so all this would have been hand chopped.  I loved green spaghetti night.  I didn’t have the original recipe, so I kept trying to find a recipe that came close.  This … Continue reading

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