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Tomatoes Content

When it gets really hot, we start shutting down. The same thing happens with tomato plants. If your tomatoes seem to be on hold and not setting fruit, blame it on the heat.
Radio interview source: Brad Bergefurd, Horticulture Extension Educator, Ohio State University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   The heat is a real concern to...
All you have to do for the main ingredient in these recipes is step into your garden! Make the most of tomato season with these mouth-watering dishes!
Topped with zesty cheese, colorful sweet pepper, and toasted almonds, these tasty tomatoes are so enticing seconds are hard to refuse.
Prep: 15 minutes; Bake: 15 minutes 3 tomatoes (about 8 ounces each) or assorted small tomatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds total) 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers or...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...