September 03, 2010 • in Main Dishes without Meat

New and Improved Tomato Sauce Recipe (from Scratch)

Last year I wrote about making my tomato sauce from scratch—as any good gardener married to an Italian needs to do. But the truth is I have improved it this year with a new secret, thanks to another Italian. Over …

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September 02, 2010 • in Gardening

It’s Perennial Love!

Today tomato week continues with a very special treat…a short film that celebrates our passion for tomatoes by featuring passion and tomatoes. Perennial Love is perhaps the first romantic melodrama with an all-botanical cast. There’s romance, drama, mystery…and plenty of …

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September 01, 2010 • in Organic Food

Recipe: Summer Gazpacho that Kids Will Love

How do I know kids will love this cold soup? Well, the other day I made it as an experiment and served it for lunch. Eve had a friend over. The next week I saw her friend’s mom and she …

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August 31, 2010 • in Organic Food

Tomato Week: Easy Tomato Recipes & Tomato Plant Harvesting Tips

It’s tomato time. Tomato plants in gardens around the country are lightening their loads, as their tasty treats ripen and eager gardeners pluck the fruit. Farmer’s markets are a sea of red, orange, yellow, and green globes of flavor, from …

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August 30, 2010 • in Organic Food

Sweet-and-Sour Tomato-Pepper Salad Recipe

This clean, quick, and easy recipe tastes just like my childhood summers to me. My mother used to make it, and I always loved it—even after I learned how she made it, which seemed just plain weird. I think it’s …

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August 27, 2010 • in Drinks

Orange Cream Float: The Taste of August

Remember when you were a kid and you got all hot and sweaty from running around outside, and you smelled like crushed grass, dirt, and salt, and you were so hungry, hot, and thirsty, and then you got an orange …

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August 26, 2010 • in Health & Fitness

A Visit to My Kitchen: Beth Terry from Fake Plastic Fish

Nearly three years ago, a photo of an albatross chick changed Beth Terry’s life. The bird’s stomach had exploded from eating disposable plastic bottle caps and additional plastic waste. It motivated Beth to see if it would be possible to …

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