Showing posts from September, 2009


My mom told me that when I was born, I came with an instruction manual containing only two words: FEED REGULARLY.

She told my husband shortly after we started dating,

                "you know, Laurie really likes to eat"

That's nice. Well, I do like to eat, so I can't really blame her.
The point is, we are nearing the end of the summer bounty of tomatoes, berries, melon, corn, sweet onions, snap peas, stone fruits..... All of the ingredients that make even the least "Julia-esque" home cook look like an iron chef.

I want to savor the last taste of summer, so long after the local farmer's market has closed for the season (which turns out is this week), I'll remember this day, this recipe, which was recently featured in the New York Times:
Roasted tomato pasta.
Roasting tomatoes on low heat for a ridiculous amount of time, it turns out, makes ridiculously good tomatoes! For those of you who would rather not spend the equivalent of a work day watching tom…