The Thursday Thirteen – August 14, 2014

The wonderful thing about tomato juice is that it can be substituted into any recipe requiring wine, broth, stock, or water. You get the added nutritional value, and often the acid from the tomatoes helps to tenderize the meat in a recipe as well. That’s what you call a bonus. A bottle of tomato juice is also much less expensive that wine, stock, or broth as well, making the perfect substitute for making soups, stews, casseroles, or oven-braised meats. That’s what you call a double bonus. Continue reading


Bloody Mary Rice

I’m not a humongous rice fan, as I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, but I’m really trying to embrace it. After all, trying new foods or revisiting ones that we think we don’t like sometimes brings a pleasant surprise. I used to detest avocados, and now I can easily sit down and demolish a bowl of guacamole all by little lonesome. Continue reading

Sweet Tomato Soup

Sometimes what seems like a great idea ends up not being so great. Take this soup for example. I was in the mood for something different, something comforting, something that would help me to get rid of the mass amount of tomato juice I now have stock-piled due to the overabundance of tomatoes going on in our “back field.” Continue reading

Garden Fresh Tomato Juice

Summer is coming to an end. It’s still hot outside, but soon the evenings will begin to cool down, and the mornings will have a pleasant chill. I like summer, but I can’t say that I’m sad to see it go. I’m looking forward to Halloween, which is always fun here at The Delawder Matthews Halloween House, and I’m also looking forward to the tomato crop finally being over. Continue reading