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hoppin john

Quick Hoppin’ John with Kale

We just got off a plane last night and we are tired to the bone here in the Jolly Tomato household. We’d love to make a slow-cooked Hoppin’ John – a traditional New Year’s black-eyed pea dish – but we don’t have the time or energy to do much cooking. So here, without apology, is […]

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sweet potato bun bowl

Sweet Potato Buns

Sweet potato buns – How can you resist serving something with such a cute name at your Thanksgiving table? We often make potato buns with regular white potatoes, but when we saw these gorgeous organic baby garnet yams from Melissa’s, we knew we were going to want to use them for anything and everything, including […]

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Gangnam style slaw

Korean Pear Coleslaw, Gangnam-Style

Korean pears are like the celebrities of the fruit world, and they live a posh life befitting their status. During the growing process, the trees are carefully trimmed so that only a few pears grow on each branch, which allows each pear to grow bigger and fuller (think Bel-Air estate). On the tree, each pear […]

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Inside Melissa’s Warehouse

When you do your weekly shopping trip through the produce section of the supermarket, chances are you grab some carrots, apples, bananas, and maybe some lettuce. But what about the thousands of other varieties of fruits and vegetables that are out there? If Melissa’s/ World Variety Produce  Inc., the country’s largest distributor of specialty produce, has its way, you’ll soon be […]

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Purple Potato Chips

Purple Potato Chips

If you think potatoes only come in white and orange, you’re missing out on a big segment of the world’s potato population. In fact, your regular white potatoes are probably used to playing a supporting role on the side of the plate at dinnertime. But what would happen if you added a punch of color […]

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pop quiz fruit

Name That Fruit

There are literally thousands upon thousands of different varieties of edible fruits in the world. And yet, many people – especially kids – can only name about five or ten. You’ve got your apples, bananas, oranges, strawberries, blueberries, peaches… and then that’s about where it starts to trail off for a lot of folks. But […]

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