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Eggplant Tomato Gratin

Eggplant Tomato Gratin

As summer ends and fall is on the horizon, this a great recipe that bridges the gap between the two.  We put this one together with all the last harvests from our vegetable garden.  Even friends who in principle hate casserole/gratin dishes were surprised at how tasty this one was. We used up the last...
Watermelon Basil Gin Fizz

Watermelon Basil Gin Fizz

Everybody back to work?  Need a drink? We know that we do.  After an amazing summer we are all back to the grind. Since summer is not officially over, we wanted to share one of our favorites of the season. We did loads of experiments with fruits, simple sugars, and struggled to find decent rum...
Herbed Eggplant Stuffed Tomatoes

Herbed Eggplant Stuffed Tomatoes

Since our arrival in the south and with the (overly) productive tomato garden, every French person near and far has requested that I make tomate-farcis.  It seems that anything farci (stuffed) is treasured as much here as grandma’s apple pie is in the states.  So, I made up my own concoction for this filling recipe using as many...
Tomato Cumin Soup with Chipotle Cream

Tomato Cumin Soup with Chipotle Cream

This tomato soup is simple and great served hot or cold.  As an alternative, I’ve done it with fennel seeds instead of cumin and omitted the chipotle in the cream to make a citrus creme fraiche to top it off. Serving Size: 8 Ingredients: Soup: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 yellow onions, chopped 1 tablespoon...
Summer Tomato Tart

Summer Tomato Tart

The tomato tart is a staple on most French tables throughout summertime.  Though the recipe doesn’t vary much, it is always a treat and can be enjoyed over and over throughout the season. Yield: 1 Ingredients: 1 pate feuilletee, prepared 3 tablespoons mustard 5-6  small ripe tomatoes , sliced, ends discarded 1 tablespoon rosemary, minced 1...
Yellow Gazpacho with Basil Olive Oil

Yellow Gazpacho with Basil Olive Oil

Gazpacho, a cold Spanish tomato-based raw vegetable soup, is summer to me.  Funny though, as a kid I remember my mother trying to get me to eat it every summer, but I could never understand her being so intent on serving me cold soup.  I’ve since changed my mind, in fact, I tend to make...
Zucchini Slaw

Zucchini Slaw

Who doesn’t love a good coleslaw?  We were making pulled pork tacos the other night and decided that such a unique taco needed a unique slaw. Since we have zucchini coming out of our ears from the Riviera Kitchen garden, we thought it would be fun to make a zucchini slaw. The flavors from the zucchini...