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Summer Eats

Summer may come at the same time each year, but summer weather down here almost always arrives by mid Spring. Here are some of our favorite summer eats — heavy on the tomatoes, corn, zucchini and peppers. Roasted Tomato Pasta … Continue reading

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Green Tomato and Buttermilk Salad Dressing

We hate the idea of throwing out green tomatoes. With the tomato plants finally pulled, we know it will be months before we see them again. But we also can’t fry them all. Some are simply too small. So we’ve … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Tomato Time Part One

Tomatoes are only truly delicious for a short time of the year. These meals make the most of juicy tomatoes straight from the garden. Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Roasted Tomatoes and Squash Tomato Bacon Quiche Tomato and Squash Bake Tomato … Continue reading

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Red, White and Blue Cocktails

Independence Day is just around the corner so we’re celebrating this week with red, white and blue drinks. Just don’t have them all at once or you may be seeing stars. Tomato Martinis The White Lady White Sangria Blueberry Bramble … Continue reading

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Bacon and Feta Bruschetta

Normally our tomato harvest is wiped out by the heat before our northern friends see their first ripe tomato. This year we’ve had a bumper crop and our grape tomato plants are still producing. We credit a mild (for us) … Continue reading

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Tomato Gorgonzola Soup

This is a simple soup that uses a mix of fresh and canned tomatoes, perfect for using up a smaller batch from a dwindling garden. We used buttermilk because we always have it on hand, but cream would also taste … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: An East Coast Feast

Being in a landlocked state, we sure do miss good crabs. Here’s what we wish we could make every weekend in the summer. Mom’s Maryland Crab Cakes Grilled Corn with Feta Cherry Tomatoes with Herb Vinaigrette Fig Tart

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Running Out of Cages

Even though the weekend was rainy and gray I soldiered on and planted the tomatoes and peppers. Due to the expansion last year I was able to plant a few new varieties of tomatoes. Along with the standard Roma and … Continue reading

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Breaded Tomatoes

Think of these as a cross between fried green tomatoes and eggplant Parmesan. Breaded Tomatoes 3 large ripe tomatoes 3/4 cup breadcrumbs 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano salt/pepper to taste 1 egg, beaten mozzarella olive oil Cut the tomatoes in … Continue reading

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Tomato Martinis

Wait, you didn’t think we’d skip cocktail night during Tomato Week did you? It’s summer. Make your own tomato juice while you still can. Tomato Martinis 2 ounces gin 1/2 ounce dry vermouth 3 ounces fresh tomato juice (see note … Continue reading

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