There are those of us who have been waiting all year for this – the arrival of the amazing, miracle-in-your-mouth that is local, vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes. When the tomatoes are this fantastic, you don’t really need, or want, to do much to them. Combined with a nice pasta, good olive oil, garden basil, fresh garlic, salt & pepper and you’re pretty much in spaghetti heaven. Side with a mixed bean salad – fresh green beans and cooked kidney beans with roasted veggies and capers, and you’ve got yourself the perfect late summer dinner.
Vegan, with gluten-free options.
Emily Zimmerman is the lady behind Pear and Pepper – a freelance chef cooking deluxe, delicious vegan dishes and retro comfort food like whoah. She can be found at The Depanneur on Thursday evenings, and hosting the Rusholme Park Supper Club every month or so.
Also, check out the Kawartha CSA organic vegetable market in The Dep garden 4:30-7:30 every Thursday