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Heirloom Tomato Rose Pastry Recipe

Remember apple roses? If you have lots of heirloom tomatoes, why can’t you make heirloom tomato roses? That was our question earlier this week as we surveyed a bumper crop of late-season heirloom tomatoes. Rose pastries look complicated, but they’re really pretty simple. All you need are some strips of puff pastry dough, thinly sliced […]

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True Food Kitchen Summer Menu Features New Tastes

Every year, True Food Kitchen‘s summer menu features a spectacular array of fruits, herbs, and vegetables. This year there are some ingredients and preparations you might not have tried before, so it’s definitely worth a visit. Starters First, the summer menu features a wildly colorful Heirloom Tomato and Watermelon Salad. Like many items on the […]

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Cherry Bourbon Sour, left, and Watermelon Mojito, right, with the Watermelon-Heirloom Tomato Salad at True Food Kitchen

A Plant-Centric Summer Menu at True Food Kitchen

It’s summertime, which means that the chefs at True Food Kitchen are going all-out with the super-fresh, farm-ripened fruits and veggies that are a mainstay of the restaurant’s plant-centric cuisine. Watermelon? Check! (And it comes in red and yellow!). Heirloom tomatoes? Check! (And they’re super-sweet!). Fresh corn? Check! (And of course it’s non-GMO.) We had […]

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Mini Watermelon Cucumbers and Cucumber Salad

We discovered a fun new treat this week: Mini watermelon cucumbers from Melissa’s Produce. Just like the name promises, they look like miniature watermelon, but the taste is definitely cucumber. These little cuties, an heirloom variety that is native to Mexico and South America, are each about the size of a quarter. One of the […]

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Tutti Frutti Farms And the Organic Farm-to-Plate Process

A visit to Tutti Frutti Farms is an eye-opener. For one thing, you learn that organic farming, like nature itself, it can be full of surprises. Your fruits and vegetables may grow in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, and quantities. That’s why it helps to have a close working relationship with your buyers – […]

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