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Panzanella – Summer Bread Salad

Quick: Name the all-time best summer food combination. If you said, “Tomatoes and basil,” you’re right, at least in our world. Juicy, ripe summer tomatoes…sometimes still warm from the sun…served with fresh basil…you simply can’t get better than that. This helps explain why one of our favorite summer salads is panzanella, an Italian bread salad, made […]

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Summer Food Reading

Summertime, and the readin’ is easy… Now that the kids are out of school and the schedule’s a little more relaxed, we’ve had some time to check out a few good food reads that we wanted to share. Some of our recent favorites include: You Have No Idea You’re Eating…: You might want to check […]

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A Healthi(er) Birthday Party

The calendar has turned another page, and now it’s time to plan that next birthday party. You ask your kid what he wants to serve, and the response is, “Chips. Candy. Cake.” You close your eyes, rub your temples a little bit, and try to remind yourself that it’s the nutrition you provide during the […]

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Stromboli Bowl 2012

Most families have some sort of oddball food tradition, and the Jolly Tomato family is no exception. Our annual stromboli contest has it all: a wide-open field of ingredients, deep-seated rivalries, and unlimited deliciousness. What’s at stake? Bragging rights for a full year and these super-cool trophies. (Read here if you need a refresher on […]

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Homemade Ketchup

I say ketchup/You say catsup…Ready to call the whole thing off? You can end the debate with a special homemade version that’s sure to charm even the pickiest eater.   Ketchup is a favorite condiment for many kids; for some it might even be its own food group. (And once, it was controversially proposed to […]

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Valentine’s Day Appetizer

It’s nearly that time of year again, when almost all food is colored red and/or shaped like hearts. We’re no different here at Jolly Tomato – we’re happy to make heart-shaped food when the occasion calls for it – but we try to keep food colorings out of the picture whenever possible. When the SoCal Lady […]

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