Posted on 16 August 2011 by tomatocasual.com
By David Harbilas
Green garlic is something that has been around for a long time but has only recently become a trendy item on restaurant menus.
Also called garlic scapes, green garlic is the shoot of the garlic bulb that comes up in late spring.
It looks a little like the green portion of a leek, with a small bulb about a quarter of the way from the upper end, containing a flower.
It has a very mild garlic flavor and can Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on 24 December 2010 by tomatocasual.com
By David Harbilas
With the holidays our minds often turn to entertaining with friends.
How do we keep their interest beyond the usual cheese and crackers?
Here’s an easy but elegant idea that can be made a few different ways.
This version is the simplest, requiring the least amount of work. If you have more time and are a little more ambitious you can stuff the tomatoes with goat cheese, wrap them in prosciutto and roast them until the cheese melts and the ham crisps up. Otherwise, stick with this simple canapÃ©.
Makes about 20 hors d’oeuvres
20 slices of baguette bread
Posted on 27 August 2008 by tomatocasual.com
By Kira Hamman
Just when you start to think the tomatoes will never be ripe and you’ll be stuck eating zucchini and chard for the rest of your life, the cherry tomatoes throw you a bone.
I love cherry tomatoes.
Although they lack the glamour of the big guys, they more than make up for it in spunk. Maybe it’s because I’m only 5’2” myself, but I have a lot respect for things that come in small packages.
Cherry tomatoes, perhaps because they’re on the vine for a shorter time, seem to be less prone to pests and disease than their larger counterparts. Because they’re smaller and therefore have fewer seeds, they’re less Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on 11 December 2007 by tomatocasual.com
Photo Credit: Cherry Tomatoes by jennconspiracy used under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
By Michelle Fabio
If you’re out of a zone where tomatoes are in season or where this year’s crop isn’t living up to expectations, you may be lamenting the loss of your beloved tomatoes in your diet.
And although you may be used to heirlooms or Romas for different recipes, there’s another option.
The small one that can pack a flavor punch–the cherry tomato.
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