lemon ricotta pasta

reserve 2 cups of

pasta cooking water, though

all might not be used

source, 6 servings

1 lb pasta, cooked in salted water; 1 c ricotta, 1 c grated parm, zest & juice of 2 lemons, kosher salt & pepper, red pepper flakes, basil

heat ricotta, parm, zest & juice, salt, pepper; add pasta water, starting with 1 c; stir; add pasta; top with more parm, red pepper flakes, basil, black pepper

crispy & soft sweet potatoes

the first late sunlight

pricks on the yellow leaves still

on their high branches

source, 3 servings

3 sweet potatoes, sliced in thin vertical rounds, leaving bottoms uncut; 1 stick earth balance vegan butter, melted; 2 t minced garlic, kosher salt, herbs, olive oil

heat oiled cast-iron pan to 425 F, add potatoes, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with kosher salt, bake 30 minutes; combine butter, garlic, salt; drizzle half of garlic butter over potatoes; bake 10 minutes, broil; remove from oven, drizzle with rest of garlic butter, top with herbs

beans & squash

lightly pack into

pint jars and freeze for a week

of autumn lunches

10 servings

1 lb mixed beans, soaked overnight in 2 inches water, 1 T kosher salt, 1 t soda; simmered with 3 bay leaves until tender; 1 spaghetti squash, halved, roasted at 425 F with maple syrup, kosher salt until just brown; squash seeds toasted with salt, cumin, olive oil; 1 red onion, sliced, pickled in distilled vinegar, sugar, salt; 1/2 c maple syrup, 1 T smoked paprika, 1 c balsamic

add squash, balsamic, maple syrup, paprika to beans; cook down, stirring, allowing a crust to form on bottom at end; top with toasted seeds and pickled red onion

artichoke dip pasta

geese fly overhead

the dog jumps in the air, a

silhouette at dusk

source, 5 servings

8 oz shells, cooked al dente in salted water; 2 T olive oil, 2 t minced garlic, pinch red pepper flakes, 12 oz spinach, 1 can quartered artichoke hearts, drained; 2 c cream, 1 c grated parm, 6 oz sliced mozzarella, kosher salt & pepper

heat oil, garlic, spices, cook 2 minutes; add spinach, artichokes, cream, parm, pasta, stirring to incorporate after each; divide in ramekins, top with mozzarella, 400 F, 25 minutes

tomatoes and biscuits

ugly tomatoes

that should have been picked before

the frost are for this

source, 5 servings

biscuits: 3/4 c ricotta, 2.5 c flour, 1 T sugar, 1.5 t powder, 1 t soda, 1 stick butter, cold; 1 c buttermilk; tomatoes: 8 tomatoes, halved; kosher salt & pepper, 1/4 c olive oil, 3 T sherry vinegar, 1 T fresh thyme, 2 T flour, 1/4 c sugar

chop/knead biscuit ingredients to form a ball, arrange tomato ingredients in oiled cast-iron pan, place 12 dough balls on top, 350 F, 45 minutes

tomato & corn galette

best baked in a pie

dish to avoid cleaning the

oven later on

source, 6 servings

8 tomatoes halved; 2 T olive oil, 2 T butter, kosher salt, 5 ears corn, 1 bunch scallions, cut up; 1/2 c white wine; crust: 2 c shredded cheddar, 1 stick butter, cold; 1/2 c cold water, 2 c flour

roast tomatoes, oil, butter, salt, 400 F, 15 minutes; add corn, scallions, wine, roast 15 minutes; chop/knead together crust, roll out, place in pie dish, add filling with slotted spoon (serve extra over pasta), fold edges in; 400 F, 45 minutes

tomato risotto

don’t stir too much so

the rice can form a crunchy

crust on the bottom

source, 6 servings

4 T olive oil, 1 onion, sliced; salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, 1.5 c arborio rice, 2 t minced garlic, 1/2 c white wine, 2 tomatoes, diced; 4 tomatoes, sliced; 3 c broth, basil leaves

cook oil, spices, onion 5 minutes; add rice, cook 2 minutes; add garlic, wine, diced tomatoes, cook 5 minutes; add warm broth over 10 minutes or until rice is done; layer sliced tomatoes on top, add basil, more salt, pepper, oil

tomato garlic pasta salad

make garlic oil

in the morning, after lunch

add the tomatoes

source, 6 servings

1/2 c olive oil + 5 t minced garlic + 20 basil leaves, 7 tomatoes, chopped; 1 lb rigatoni, cooked in salted water; 1 lb fresh mozzarella, sliced

layer oil, tomatoes, hot pasta, cheese; stand 5 minutes, toss, serve room temperature with red pepper flakes

tomato pie

tomato plants bent

to the ground, bursting out of

their metal cages

source

crust: 1 3/4 c flour, 1/2 t sugar, 1/2 t kosher salt, 1 stick cold butter, 1 egg, 2 T water; filling: 3 tomatoes, sliced & salted; 1 T minced garlic, 1 c chopped basil, 2 c chopped parsley, 2 T olive oil, 2 T dijon, 1 c shredded parm, salt & pepper

chop/knead crust together, roll out on wax paper, bake pricked with a fork in a pie dish 375 F, 25 minutes; combine filling except tomatoes, place on crust, add tomatoes; add additional olive oil, salt, pepper; bake 1 hour

baked zucchini & tomato sauce

serve with red pepper

flakes, parm, and crusty bread to

mop up all the sauce

source, 6 servings

3 big zucchini, sliced, roasted with oil, salt, pepper, 400 F until just brown; 6 big tomatoes, quartered; 1 onion, sliced; 2 T olive oil, 1 t sugar, salt & black pepper, 2 T minced garlic, 1/4 c basil, 2 c parm

heat oil, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, sugar, cook 5 minutes; add tomatoes, simmer 20 minutes or until tomatoes fall apart, add basil; in an oiled baking dish layer sauce, zucchini, parm, repeat; 375 F, 12 minutes, broil