• 2.25 pounds ripe tomatoes • .25 cups extra virgin olive oil • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar • 2 pieces garlic • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil • 1 pinch salt • 2/3 cup ricotta • 2/3 cup basil pesto
January 2019 4–6 servings The only thing better than soup with bread? Soup that not only has chunks of bread in it, but crunchy croutons on top as well. This (vegetarian!) Italian classic is about as as
Wait for eggplants to be in season to try this delicious Turkish dish. The olive oil, onions, tomatoes and garlic are the perfect complement to the “meaty” eggplant. Soak up the delicious juices with bread
This hearty Italian soup is made with pasta and beans. This minestrone is great for batch cooking, just divide into portions and pop in the freezer and wonderfully warming soup will never be far from bowl.
Ingredients 1 4-pound chicken • 1 onion, quartered • 1 carrot, peeled, chopped • 5 garlic cloves, smashed • 2 dried chipotle chiles • 1 jalapeño (with seeds), halved lengthwise • 7 cilantro sprigs • 3
In stews and casseroles, I prefer Polish-style sausages (kielbasas). They are dense in texture, firmer and meatier, with more structure than standard supermarket sausages. They’ve also often got more