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52 Weeks Fresh: What Time Is It? Tomato Time

Sun-dried tomatoes are an excellent way to concentrate that jammy summer tomato flavor. But when it’s too hot to turn on the oven, take advantage of the sun and use your car. A car dashboard makes the perfect substitute oven.

52 Weeks Fresh: Prepping for Tomato Bounty

There’s no such thing as having too many tomatoes, but it does pay to be prepared for the onslaught. The fruits are just beginning to ripen in East Coast gardens, so we have about two weeks to get ready for tomato mania. Until then, take advantage of near-ripe varieties by making fried green tomatoes. Green […]

Summer Fest: Five Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipes

With summer in full swing, what better way to spend an evening than with a few cocktails  and chips and dip? Skip the store-bought brand of salsa and use in-season tomatoes to make these fresh versions and you’ll never go back to jarred. 1. Salsa Alton’s salsa is as easy to put together as it […]

Summer Fest: Tasty Takes on 6 Types of Summer Tomatoes

A sweet and savory combination of heirloom tomatoes, watermelon and feta cheese makes for a Refreshing Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Salad.

Meatless Monday: Tomato-Cheese Tart

Tomatoes are finally in season — buy a whole bunch and make Chuck Hughes’ simple tomato tart.

Meatless Monday: Grilled Squash Quesadillas with Tomato Salsa

Make grilled squash and manchego cheese quesadillas with charred tomato salsa tonight for Meatless Monday.

Canning Tomatoes: Many (Dirty) Hands Make Light Work

The end of summer means that once again my husband and I, along with a couple of friends, are undertaking a major tomato canning extravaganza. We work together to stock all of our shelves with jars of tomato-y goodness for the year to come, methodically processing the fresh tomatoes from firm, whole fruit to bubbling […]

Summer Fest: Easy Tomato Galette

I grew up picking tomatoes straight from the garden and eating them like apples, warm from the sun. Since then, I’ve had a hard-and-fast two-tomato-a-day rule every summer. Sure, I love tomato salads, BLTs, and simple, garlicky sauce, but this summer, my favorite way to reach my daily quota is a slice of tomato galette.

Cooking the Channel: BLT Bruschetta

I’ve been known to make BLT sandwiches once a week all summer, while tomatoes are at their peak. The classic BLT is quick, simple and requires very little planning, shopping or cooking. My secret ingredients: mayo and crunchy peanut butter—mayo slathered on the top slice of bread and PB on the bottom. It’s really hard […]

Matt’s Ultimate Summer Salad

I try to treat all my seasons equally. I love tender young vegetables in spring long and rich braised meat and stews in autumn. But if you really want to know what gets me going then we only need to chat about summer. It’s where my favorite flavors come together: cool and hot, sweet and […]

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