Saturday, July 31, 2021

Friday, July 30, 2021

sun dried tomatoes~

 put the sun to work for you...

cut your tomatoes into thirds and lay flat

choose your seasonings, i used s&p, lavender, basil, rosemary, italian seasoning, herbs de provence, the choice is yours.

my husband built me these stacking trays from old pallets,  
i took window screen material and fitted them inside the trays and then covered the tops, secured with push pins, to keep out the insects and birds.

i bring the trays in at night because of wildlife. in our constant heat i knew these would be ready in no more then 2 days. i kept taste testing them, i thought they were perfect in just a half of a day, but decided to give them 2 full days. 

after drying to the plumpness of raisin, i firmly pressed them tightly in an air tight jar and covered with olive oil.

lavender sundried tomatoes

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Hasselback caprese chicken

Hassleback Caprese chicken

Chicken breats
Sliced mozzarella
Fresh basil
Olive oil
Italian seasoning

Cut 6 cuts, stuff and bake at 400 degrees for 30'

Balsamic reduction for drizzling

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

My favorite pasta...

lemon tomato pasta

marinate in a sunny window

lemon zest
lemon juice
olive oil
halved sweet cherry tomatoes
red onion


cooked orzo pasta
fresh parmesan

toss and enjoy hot or cold