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purple and yellow cauliflower

2016: Year of the Vegetable

Welcome to 2016, which we’re calling the Year of the Vegetable. If you love eating vegetables, this is your lucky year. And if you (or someone in your family) doesn’t like eating vegetables, this year is going to be the year everything changes…We’re sure of it. “Plants are the new meat,” declares NPR, as it […]

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brisket and sauce

Never-Fail Brisket

The Jolly Tomato family happily shares both Jewish and Christian traditions…and during the Jewish high holiday season (this year Rosh Hashanah is September 24-26 and Yom Kippur is October 3-4), we have to make sure our brisket game is in top form. Fortunately, this year, just as we were starting to think more and more […]

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three pickle jars

Easy Summer Pickling

Pickling is one of those things that I’ve always shied away from in the summer. Mostly I feared that I would go through all kinds of effort, and then the jars would sit unopened, languishing until mid-winter, until someone would finally decide that they wanted the jars for another project and dump everything out. I […]

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celery carrot cake

Celery-Carrot Tea Cake

Celery…for dessert?!? What are you up to this time, Jolly Tomato? (It’s true, we have a tendency to put green things in desserts, like this one, this one, and this one. But there’s enough sugar and butter in all of these treats so that they don’t taste overly vegetable-y, so why would a anyone complain?) […]

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mini rhubarb kuchens

Mini Rhubarb Kuchens

Did you ever have that moment as a kid, when you suddenly realize that a food that you assume everyone eats is something that is particular to your family? I had that moment with rhubarb kuchen. As I recall, I was with friends talking about our favorite desserts that we would choose for our birthdays, […]

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spinach crop

Real Food: Winter Salad Bowl

Where do the country’s families, grocery stores, restaurants, and food services get their leafy greens in the dead of winter? And where do those warm and dry regions get their water to be able to grow those crops? We got the answers to those questions and more last week while on a farm tour last […]

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