Tomato and Herb Bruschetta

Juicy tomatoes and crisp, garlicky bread.  A match made in heaven. Prep time:  10 minutesCook time:  5 minutes (toasting the garlic bread!) Serves:  6-10 as an appetizer INGREDIENTS for the toasts1 baguette, thinly sliced, or other thinly sliced bread1 clove garlic, crushed1/3 cup olive oil1 teaspoon oregano INGREDIENTS for the Continue Reading


Insalata Caprese is one of those dishes that inspires passionate praise as “The Best” tomato dish. It’s hard to argue – the sweetness of the tomato, the creamy tang of the mozzarella, the green spice of basil, all conspire to make an amazing, yet simple, salad. This is the place Continue Reading

Pasta with Monkfish and Tomatoes

Photo and Recipe by Tod Dimmick Rich, buttery monkfish complements the other ingredients in this flavorful pasta.  The liquid released by the tomatoes, and the fish, forms a delicious sauce. Prep time:  20 minutesCook time:  20 minutesServes:  6-8 INGREDIENTS1 pound shaped pasta, such as macaroni, rotelle, or rigatoni.  I used Continue Reading