Cooking and entertaining has always been a big part of my life, whether I'm cooking dinner for family, friends, or a fund raiser for the grandkids or celebrating holidays, food is always a huge part of my world.
I enjoy people, and love to bless others with my hospitality. Thank you for visiting my kitchen today, and I hope you find something good to eat!
Well I picked more fresh tomatoes today and I'm going to deliver some tomorrow to family and friends. Today I have a recipe for you that would be great for a large crowd...I just love parties, don't you?
Tomato and Orzo Salad
12 to 14 ears corn 1/2 C Olive Oil, extra-virgin 4 C cooked orzo pasta 1 1/2 lb. cherry tomatoes, halved 1 finely chopped red onion 1 C basil leaves, thinly sliced Sea Salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste
Shuck your corn and scrape the kernels. In a large skillet heat 1 T. of olive oil and add the corn. Cook stirring occasionally until slightly charred, you know golden. Transfer to a large bowl to cool, and then stir in the orzo, onion, basil and tomatoes.
In a small bowl whisk together your dressing which is the remaining olive oil, vinegar and salt, pepper and cayenne. Pour over the corn salad and toss. Refrigerate to blend all the flavors.
Now this makes a big salad, which for me is great with large gatherings. You can cut this recipe down to any size you want. I always forget that I'm usually cooking for two during the week and then the frig gets full!
How can anyone pass up the great flavors of homegrown tomatoes, onions and corn on the Cob. Enjoy!