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Friday Food News Wrap

We’ve been desperately searching, foraging, scraping for some good news – any good news – to share on the food front this week. And finally, at the 11th hour, the U.S. Senate came in and helped us out. The New York Times reports that the Senate on Thursday approved a long-awaited child nutrition act that […]

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A Pick-Your-Own Adventure

It’s August, which means it’s time for the Jolly Tomato family to head back East and visit the grandparents in New Jersey farm country. We are lucky to be close to a great little organic farm that offers pick-your-own fruit and vegetables throughout most of the summer. Today’s crop included blackberries, tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers. […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Watermelon Carving

How cool are watermelons? Aside from being a delicious, refreshing treat, they’re just about the most carve-able fruit around. If you’ve got mad knife skills, you can literally carve one into anything under the sun. Oh, and hey – apparently July is National Watermelon Month, so we are just barely making it in time to […]

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Friday Food News “Feed”

What a week. We couldn’t think about much besides getting our new web redesign off the ground. But hey – the world kept turning, and news kept happening regardless. Without further ado, here are some of the most interesting news stories to cross our desk this week: Where Do You Rank?: The Annie E. Casey […]

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Welcome to the New Jolly Tomato

Update: And the winner is… Shannon of Bento Lunch. Congrats, Shannon – and thanks to everyone for your nice comments! To those of you who are new to Jolly Tomato – welcome! And to those of you who have been here for a while – what do you think of our new look? We are […]

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Where obesity meets hunger

Admit it: Every now and then you see a chubby kid drinking a soda and you think, “Why do his parents feed him so much?” The answer may be more complex (and depressing) than you think. It’s true that this country has an obesity problem. But while in some cases the cause of obesity can […]

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