#Heirloom Tomatoes

Chopped Vegetable Salad with Pomegranate

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy. A chopped vegetable salad with pomegranate makes a lovely salad any time of year. The veggies are cool and crisp but the color combination is definitely holiday-worthy. The inclusion of pomegranate ups the wow factor, as do heaps of chopped herbs, and a sprinkle of Aleppo pepper.
Picture for Chopped Vegetable Salad with Pomegranate


Micro herbs (find these cute ‘lil guys at your greengrocer) Wash, trim and halve the fennel bulbs then shave them on a mandolin or slice as thin as possible with a knife. Finely chop the fennel leaves. Peel the blood oranges with a knife, removing the skin and white pith.

A Simple Caprese Salad

Hello Summer, my old friend! The smell of walking through my garden this summer evening is filled with the scent of tomato plants happily growing beside the basil. The peonies are popping, the cherries are ripening, there’s splashing in the pool, and the bbq sizzles in the background. Nothing screams...
Picture for A Simple Caprese Salad

Fresh Margherita Pizza

CHARLOTTE – Fresh pizza is unlike anything you can get from a chain establishment and has an old-style flavor that is reminiscent on the streets of Naples. When making a pizza dough, you want high gluten, so the dough maintains the integrity and structure for the pie, while also providing a “chew” that is unique to great pizzas. You can find the Caputo Flour at the Waxhaw Provisions at 107 W South Main Street in Waxhaw. Give yourself a bit of time, a glass of red, put on some Sergio Bruni, and make some memories! Enjoy~
New Scientist

Heirloom tomatoes are less genetically diverse than standard varieties

Yellow, streaked or purple, enormous or tiny, round, plum or lobed – the colours, sizes and shapes of the tomato varieties traditionally grown in Europe vary greatly. But it turns out this diversity is only skin deep. Apart from the few genes controlling these obvious characteristics, these tomatoes are virtually identical genetically.

use real butter

Copyright jennifer yu © 2004-2021 all rights reserved: no photos or content may be reproduced without prior written consent. I’m wearing fleece right now, because September flipped the switch on summer and we’ve been relishing this glorious cool down! The neighbor was firing up their hot tub (because the pipes can burst when we get down to freezing overnight), we saw morning frost in the high country, and snow is predicted on the high peaks this week. Just in time too, because we upgraded our tele gear this weekend. Now we’re poor and happy!

How about an “adult” tomato?

Tomatoes are very important to our neighbor, Keith Blizzard. He starts his own tomato plants every spring. Each year he experiments with new techniques, and grows several varieties to perfect his harvests. He’s even got an on-going competition with his brother to see who can produce a homegrown tomato to serve at the family Thanksgiving dinner.

Farm-to-table is what’s for lunch (and breakfast, and snack) at Primrose

“Farm-to-table” isn’t just a trend at high-end restaurants: it’s also happening at a childcare center in Eden Prairie. Serving healthy food has always been important to Lisa and Ben Adams, owners of Primrose School of Eden Prairie and Primrose School of Chanhassen. They hire trained chefs to prepare breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon snacks at the schools, and a “Primrose Patch” garden at each location is part of the curriculum.

HappyDay: ‘Everything is So Green!’

Casey O’Neill is a cannabis and food farmer in Mendocino County who has been writing newsletters about his efforts to provide sustainable produce and marijuana. We feature his column once a week. Everything is so green! It brings such joy to the soul to walk the softened landscape, moist and...
The Mendocino Voice

O’Neill: The season of green (column)

This is our farm column from farmer Casey O’Neill. O’Neill is the owner operator of HappyDay Farms north of Laytonville, and a long time advocate for the cannabis community in Mendocino Co; more of his writing can be found here. The opinions expressed in this column are those of the writer. If you would like to submit a letter to the editor feel free to write to [email protected].

Blight: How to protect your summer tomatoes and potatoes

After spending three months in the UK during a wet and humid summer, I am delighted to arrive home in time for a Kiwi summer. Yet, having seen infestations of blight wiping out many people’s crops in Britain, I am wondering if we may be plagued by the same weather conditions here, resulting in a season ahead full of garden disease.

Recipes We Love - See What’s Cooking in SWFL (November/December 2021)

Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauté pan until simmering. Add tomatoes, onion, peppadews, garlic, and rosemary. Cook for about 5 minutes or until ingredients start to give a nice brown color on the edges of the pan. Remove from heat and puree in blender. (Use caution...
Simply Recipes

Stewed Chicken with Golden Tomatoes from "New Native Kitchen"

We’re so excited to share this delicious recipe from Chef Freddie Bitsoie’s gorgeous new cookbook, New Native Kitchen: Celebrating Modern Recipes of the American Indian. When I asked Chef Bitsoie for his favorite recipe from his book, he said it was the stewed chicken with golden tomatoes. It’s a dish that’s near and dear to his heart because he grew up eating it at his Navajo grandmother’s home in southern Colorado. It was only after attending culinary school many years later that he realized that this recipe was his family’s version of chicken cacciatore—an Italian dish made of chicken, braised with tomatoes and aromatics.

Tempting Tomatoes™ Goodhearted™ Tomato

(Cherry Tomato) Enjoy the delicious flavor of PROVEN HARVEST® ‘Goodhearted’ Tomatoes. ‘Goodhearted’ is a cherry sized tomato that is semi-determinate and has true heirloom tomato taste. The juicy fruit has tender skin and a nice sweet to acid balance. With the fruits generally starting to ripen around 65-72 days, ‘Goodhearted’ continues to produce throughout the summer. Standing 12-18 inches tall and spreading up to 24 inches wide, with a 12-inch trailing habit. ‘Goodhearted’ is the perfect size for patio planters. Even though the plant is small, it is hardworking and produces a ton of fruit. We recommend frequent watering and fertilization to keep your plant producing. Planted in full sun, ‘Goodhearted’ is heat and humidity tolerant. Plant with AMAZEL™ Basil and you will be well on your way to the perfect salsa.