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Tomato Questions from Our Readers: Storing and Handling Fresh Tomatoes

by in Tomatoes, August 26, 2011

We asked our readers on Facebook and Twitter for their questions about tomatoes, and here are the answers to some of their questions.

Make Your Own Gazpacho

by in Tomatoes, August 25, 2011

Between the backyard garden, CSA deliveries, and compulsive trips to the farmers’ market – my kitchen is bursting with tomatoes and other goodies like cucumbers, onion and herbs. What’s one of the most tasty and healthy ways to use up lots of veggies? When life hands you tomatoes . . . make gazpacho! Step 1:Read more

Summer Fest: Top Ten Things to Do With Tomatoes

by in In Season, Tomatoes, August 25, 2010

We’re teaming up with other food and garden bloggers to host Summer Fest 2010, a season-long garden party. Each week we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. To join in, check out awaytogarden.com. You say tomato.Read more

Make Your Own Tomato Sauce

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, Tomatoes, August 19, 2010

We’ve taste tested the jarred stuff, but nothing beats a homemade batch of tomato sauce loaded with vitamins C and A, potassium and the antioxidant lycopene. With tomato season in full swing, don’t let extra tomatoes go to waste.

Market Watch: Seasonal Tomato Jam

by in Farmers' Market Finds, In Season, Tomatoes, August 18, 2010

When I have a surplus of tomatoes from my CSA, garden and trips to the farmers’ market, it’s time to make a batch of finger-licking tomato jam.It’s spicy, it’s sweet and it’s pretty irresistible. Spread it on sandwiches, whisk into salad dressing, or serve with crackers and some sharp cheddar cheese.

Spotlight Recipes: Gazpacho

by in Healthy Recipes, Tomatoes, August 18, 2010

Enjoy a refreshingly cool (and super healthy) soup this summer. Traditional gazpacho is a pureed mixture of fresh tomatoes, sweet bell peppers, onions, celery and cucumbers but don’t be afraid to get creative. Shake things up—blend a batch of watermelon, red pepper or white grape gazpacho instead.

Taste Test: Heirloom Tomatoes

by in Farmers' Market Finds, In Season, Tomatoes, August 17, 2010

Juicy tomatoes are at their peak, and that means farmers’ markets are exploding with heirloom varieties. Heirloom tomatoes are special, because cultivators have saved the seeds and passed them down through the generations. They come in a range of sizes, colors and of course, flavors. We tested several varieties for taste and texture. Plus, a quick recipe for heirloom tomato sauce.

Healthy How-To: Oven-Dried Tomatoes

by in Healthy Recipes, In Season, Tomatoes, August 16, 2010

If you like store-bought sun-dried tomatoes, you’ll love them dried from the oven. Although they take some time to cook or bake, it’s pretty straightforward —cook those babies low and slow.