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Archive for the tag “heirloom tomato”

Tricked-Out Heirloom Tomato Salad

The time frame to enjoy your own garden or farmer’s market tomatoes is very short so there is no time to mess around. I think a tomato salad is just about the best way to properly dispose of large quantities of one of the all time best garden items.  Read more…


Stuffed Zucchini Blossom and Heirloom Tomato Salad


Zucchini blossoms are a great seasonal ingredient and a fun one to work with. Yes, you will get a little less zucchini when you harvest the flowers to eat but I think anyone who has grown zucchini can agree that this is just fine. The fried zucchini blossom sitting atop a fresh heirloom tomato salad is a divine treat. Thank you, garden! Read more…

Garden Soup

gardensoupIt’s feast or famine with fresh tomatoes and peppers in the northwest as well as many other climates, and the window to enjoy them always closes too soon.  I wish we had more time to utilize these vegetables in their fresh state but that’s life, so now is the last chance for a tomato party! Read more…

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