Heirloom Tomato Tarts

This is the perfect recipe to make use of extra tomatoes you have lying around. I grew a few different tomato varieties and although I didn’t get a huge harvest, I was happy with my results. For this recipe, I’m using a combo of Big Rainbow and Paul Robeson tomatoes. These little tarts are perfect on their own or paired with a small salad for a light lunch.

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Crispy Baked Five Spice Wings

It’s wing season and I don’t think I know anyone that doesn’t like wings. The good thing about this recipe is that the wings get nice and crispy without frying them. I can’t take credit for this method, I actually saw this used by Alton Brown. It takes a little more preparation than the traditional fried wing, but the results are well worth it!

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Grilled Meyer Lemon Chicken

Now that the heat wave is over here on the East Coast, it’s possible to go out and grill again. If you are unable to find Meyer lemons, you can substitute with regular lemons. If you are using regular lemons, add an extra tablespoon of honey. I served this chicken kabob style with a quick grilled flat bread that I made using some left over pizza dough. Just lightly brush the dough with olive oil and grill for just a few minutes on each side.

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Herbed Ricotta and Pistachio Crostini with Honey

This crostini is great for cocktail parties or a quick snack. It takes just a few minutes to put together so it’s a great option if you have a few people over and only have a little prep time. You can use any fresh herbs you like, whatever you have around will work. I used truffle honey but any honey will do. Use a good quality hand dipped ricotta for this, it will really make a difference. Serve with a nice glass of bubbly and enjoy!

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