From fresh salads to sautéed side dishes, spinach makes a nutritious addition to any meal and cooking spinach is easy to do. Look for creative ways to use this leafy green vegetable in pasta, soup, casserole or other main dishes.
Fresh spinach leaves should be green in color with no brown spots. Spinach leaves are an incredibly versatile vegetable with many delicious uses. Selecting, preparing, and even growing your own fresh spinach leaves can be a simple task that results in a healthy nutritious addition to any meal.
Here's a tasty idea for using some of those fresh vine-ripened tomatoes from your garden: make your own homemade tomato sauce. Nothing makes tomato sauce stand out more than when you use your own garden-fresh tomatoes.
Beginning at the top of a tomato, peel the tomato skin with a sharp
utility knife. The garnish works best if the peel is ¾" to 1" wide,
is a continuous peel, and the peel is thin with very little flesh
Prepare Tomatoes | Prepare Pepper| Prepare Garlic
What You Need:
- Blender- 4 medium size raw tomatoes- ½ medium onion- 1 green pepper- 1 to 1 ½ teaspoon salt, adjust to taste- Optional: Fresh garlic cloves, to taste- Optional: Oregano, to taste
Prepare fresh ingredients:
Peel and core tomatoes.
A tomato that has been sliced or cut in half and then dried in the sun (or in an oven). Drying the tomato gives it an intense, sweet flavor, that may also be somewhat tart, and a very chewy texture if completely dried and not marinated in oil.
A type of basic bread that is flavored with chopped tomatoes. American versions are often given added flavor with tomato juice, which gives the bread an orange or reddish color and a rich tomato taste.