Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

the taste sf loves this cherry tomato mozzarella salad
This Cherry Tomato and Mozzarella Salad is probably one of the simplest dishes you can make. It’s a perfect side dish for dinner, or even a lunch. We first learned to make this with our friend and neighbor Stacy back in Chicago. Our favorite farmer at the Old Town farmer’s market had amazing golden orange tomatoes that tasted... Continue Reading

Stuffed Squid with Cherry Tomatoes

The Taste SF loves to make their stuffed squid recipe with tomatoes inspired by their dinner at Max's in positano, Italy
Last time we were in Positano, we stopped into Ristorante Max‘s for dinner. One of our favorite things we had here was the mozzarella stuffed squid. We were always taught that cheese doesn’t go with fish, but this is apparently an exception because mozzarella doesn’t overpower the flavor of the seafood. We wanted to recreate the... Continue Reading

How to Hot Pack Tomatoes

how to hot pack tomatoes for canning tomatoes and preserving tomatoes
It’s tomato season! If you’ve been following along, you’ve seen all the ways we’ve been using tomatoes the past month (like our favorite spicy pasta, savory tart, beautiful Caprese salad, and baked risotto). Peak season for tomatoes is the end of summer through the beginning of fall, and it’s when you can find the sweetest tomatoes at the market. It’s also the... Continue Reading

Fusilli al Ferretto all’Arrabiata

Fusilli al Ferretto all'Arrabbiata is the best pasta for a weeknight
When we’re looking for a simple weeknight dinner we often turn to pasta.  Mamma Agata’s tomato sauce (from Ravello, Italy) makes one of the best pasta sauces. We found this beautiful Fusilli al Ferretto pasta and had to try it! It’s a Calabrian shape traditionally made by wrapping the pasta around a knitting needle, and is perfect for spicy or meat sauces.... Continue Reading