• The Last Early Girls

    As we move deeper into November tomatoes become limited at the farmer’s market.  I realize we are extremely lucky here in California because we still have local tomatoes.  I love all the heirloom varieties that come during the summer but I admit to a strong attachment to the flavor of...
  • Fresh Tomato Sauce

    Put together this versatile, simple sauce when you either bought too many tomatoes or you just want the flavor of cooked tomatoes that didn’t come out of a can.  Summer tomatoes are a joy to consume fresh but those big juicy flavors make a wonderful quick cooked sauce as well...
  • Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho Recipe

    The quality of this Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho depends on the quality of the tomatoes, so you must use tomatoes that taste great out of hand. We grow many heirloom varieties in the gardens,  each subtly different, but similar in that they all share a great flavor that is often sweeter and more acidic than commercial tomatoes. This recipe is from The Olive Harvest Cookbook by Gerald Gass (Chronicle Books, 2004) and serves six to eight.
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