Tag Archives: Tomatoes


Piperade is the quintessential Basque sauce and condiment, an indispensable basic of Basque cooking.  It is essentially a slow simmered compote of sweet peppers, tomato and onions, flavored with thyme and Piment d’Espelette.  Piperade can be used in many dishes, … Continue reading

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The Fall Harvest Season Arrives at the Pike Place Market

When I think of the growing season in Seattle from the distance of the winter, I often make the mistake of associating July and August with height of the harvest.  This year especially, because of the very mild summer, spending … Continue reading

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After a really big mushroom; a 4 pound tomato.

  Check out this photo, from la République des Pyrénées , the hometown newspaper in the town of Orthez where I hope some day to retire.  The summer rains that favored the growth of the really big mushroom have evidently … Continue reading

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