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Dont limit yourself to red tomatoes. Yellow tomatoes will be sweeter; green, a little more tart.
  Prep: 25 minutes; Chill: 2 hours 4 tomatoes (3 to 4 oz. each) 1/4 teaspoon sea salt or salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons white wine...
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If you like, substitute sweet Vidalia or Walla Walla onions or red onions for the regular onions in this colorful sandwich.
Start to Finish: 20 minutes 2 medium onions, sliced 1 teaspoon olive oil 8 slices hearty whole grain bread Honey mustard 3 small tomatoes, thinly sliced 4 lettuce leaves, shredded Small...
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Tomatoes and corn are some of the best flavors of summer, and they come together beautifully in these little gems!
Prep: 45 minutes Bake: 25 minutes at 350° F. Cool: 10 minutes  12 tomatoes (about 4 oz. each) Nonstick cooking spray 1/2 cup light dairy sour cream 1/2 cup milk 2 eggs 1...
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This chilled soup is creamy and refreshing, and uses fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden.
Start to Finish: 25 minutes 3 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and cut up (1 1/2 lb.) 3 tomatoes, cored, seeded, and cut up (1 lb.) 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup coarsely sliced green onions or...
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Use a variety of tomatoes -- colors and shapes -- to create an eye-catching mixture. Cut larger tomatoes into slices or wedges; halve cherry or pear-shaped varieties.
Prep: 15 minutes; Chill: 8 hours 2 pounds ripe tomatoes, such as Brandywine, Green Zebra, and/or yellow cherry 3 tablespoons tarragon vinegar or cider vinegar 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive...
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Basil and thyme work with a little Parmesan cheese and garlic to confer the flavors of Italy on these bean-stuffed tomatoes. Legumes like cannellini beans are rich in dietary fiber and isoflavones.
Prep: 25 minutes Bake: 20 minutes 4 red and/or yellow tomatoes 1 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs (2 slices) 1/2 15-ounce can white kidney (cannellini) beans, rinsed and drained 1/4 cup pine nuts,...
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This quick-to-fix medley of warm grape tomatoes, shallots, thyme, and mozzarella cheese is terrific over pasta or wilted greens, but dont be afraid to serve it or on its own.
Start to Finish: 15 minutes 2-1/2 cups whole red grape or yellow teardrop tomatoes and/or cherry tomatoes Nonstick olive oil cooking spray 1/4 cup sliced shallots 1 teaspoon snipped fresh...
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These tiny bright bite-size gems are a cinch to make. Prepare them up to 2 hours in advance, then cover and refrigerate until serving time. For a colorful variation, use a combination of red, yellow...
Start to Finish: 25 minutes 3 ounces cherry tomatoes, 1 to 1-1/2 inches in diameter 2 tablespoons purchased pesto 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons...
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All Around The Homestead: A page written by our readers
  Straw garden Our home did not have good soil for planting a summer garden, so we planted our tomatoes in bales of wheat straw. We had to water more often, but our kitchen was supplied with a...
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Heirloom tomatoes are hit the hardest
Late blight, a disease that can kill tomato plants, is showing up earlier than usual because spring 2012 was unusually warm, says Kelly Ivors, associate professor of plant pathology and North...

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