TIP OF THE DAY: Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

When you encounter a bumper crop of tomatoes or see a great sale on tomatoes past their peak: roast them! You can use any fresh tomato: beefsteak, cherry, grape, plum, roma; conventional or heirloom. Healthful and delicious, you can serve them as a side with anything, add them to salads and pasta, serve them with…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Make A Summer Crisp Or Cobbler

[1] A yummy peach crisp (photo courtesy GoDairyFree.org). [2] Individual blueberry crisps (photo courtesy Dole). [3] An apricot-blackberry cobbler (photo courtesy Good Eggs).   While some people love pie crusts, were’re on there opposite end of the spectrum. We’re there for the filling. We’d rather have a bowl of custard or chocolate pudding than a…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fruit In A Green Salad

Enjoy the summer’s fruit bounty straight, in fruit salads, yogurt, pies, ice cream, smoothies and … green salad. Strawberries or watermelon salad plus greens and feta or goat cheese are time-honored additions to a green salad. But you can create your own recipe. For a July 4th salad, how about a red, white and blue…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Party Drink With Berries

A festive party drink: iced tea with fresh berries. Photo © EugeneBochkarev | Dreamstime.   How can you turn a plain iced tea, lemonade, soft drink or cocktail into a thing of beauty? With fresh berries! Think small: The smaller berries, raspberries and strawberries, work best; you also may be able to find small grapes.…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Berry Good Salad

Toss blueberries into a green salad. Add shrimp or chicken for a main course. Photo courtesy BlueberryCouncil.org. Seasonal berries are delicious tossed into green salads. Most berries pair well with a balsamic vinaigrette. Red berries look particularly fetching against the greens. The berries also pair well with cheese; add blue cheese, feta or goat cheese…
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