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Whether you grow your own tomatoes, buy them at a farmers market or grocer, or rehydrate dried tomatoes, the flavor of these delicious fruits is loved the world over.

Because tomatoes are so popular there are tons of recipes on how to cook them, eat them or preserve them.  This category scratches the surface of tomato recipes, with a focus on heirloom tomatoes.

Whether heirloom tomatoes or hybrid tomatoes, the recipes make the best of either!

Grow a Salsa Container Garden & make Salsa Rojo all Summer

Home-grown beats store-bought every time, and that goes for salsa as well! If you’re short on space but would still like to be able to dip your tortilla chips in a homemade salsa made from veggies grown on your own balcony or deck, why not whip up a little salsa container garden? Here’s how to …

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Best Heirloom Tomatoes for Sandwiches: 11 Favorite Slicer Varieties

Summer picnics or beach outings often involves packing up hearty sandwiches, and the last thing you want is a tomato that makes your sandwiches soggy when you unwrap your carefully made sandwich. The key to not having soggy sandwiches is to choose the right tomato, one that is meaty instead of juicy. These 11 heirloom …

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Preserving Tomatoes as Dehydrated Tomato Powder

There is no comparison between the sad tasteless grocery store tomatoes of winter and the fresh summer tomatoes which are packed with umami, a bit of sweetness and a touch of acid. There is an option however for that fresh tomato taste in winter. Dehydrating mid-summer tomatoes in their peak and then grinding them to …

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Heirloom Tomato Crostata or Galette with Herb Cheese

An heirloom tomato crostata (aka glaette) is a beautiful, savory way to enjoy the waning days of Summer. The crust is an easy biscuit dough, but if you want truly quick and easy, pick up some store-bought pastry dough. Just be sure and use the tastiest, freshest tomatoes available, heirloom tomatoes if possible. Crostata vs …

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Spanish Style Pork Romesco for Slow Carb Diet

Romesco is one of the sauces I use often to enhance Slow Carb Diet (4-Hr Body) dinners.  It is a tomato, ground almond and red pepper sauce which originates from Catalonia, Spain.  In Spain it is traditionally used with fish, poultry or potatoes, but I use it with all kinds of protein dishes and many …

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