Tag: tomatoes

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

Eating By Color: Red

by in Healthy Tips, February 10, 2011

Try to eat various colored food throughout the day. Each color contains different nutrients which are important to maintain a healthy diet. We told you all about the importance of eating orange-colored foods. February is Valentine’s Day and Heart Health month, so red seemed like the perfect color to cover.

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.

Katie’s Healthy Bites: Heirloom Tomatoes

by in In Season, Tomatoes, August 1, 2010

Few can resist taking a bite out of a fresh-picked local tomato, and now that tomato season is in full bloom, heirloom varieties are at their ripest.

Reading List: Debate Over Exercise, Tomato Blight & Banning Drive-Thrus

by in Food News, August 14, 2009

In this week’s nutrition headlines: Northeastern tomato crops wiped out by blight, Smart Choice logo debut, and 4 lifestyle changes that lower your risk of disease.

Katie's Healthy Bites: An Unusual (& Yummy!) Kale Pesto

by in Healthy Recipes, August 2, 2009

This recipe features an unusual pesto ingredient: kale greens. Make it and spread it on pizza, pasta or crusty bread for a great appetizer.