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South Beach Diet Gazpacho

South Beach Diet Gazpacho

Gazpacho is simple and refreshing soup usually served cold.  And it uses all of the vegetables that we typically get in our summer CSA shares.  This Gazpacho recipe comes from the South Beach Diet, and can be found on epicurious.com.  Serves 2. (more…)

Three Cheese Tomato Tart

Three Cheese Tomato Tart

This recipe is basically a Southern spin on pizza (just add mayo.)  A flaky pie crust, a cheddar and mayonnaise blend, and juicy garden tomatoes.  Found on thekitchn.com food blog, this is one of those recipes that just takes you aback the first time you have a bite.  You just won’t believe how delicious (and easy) it is! (more…)

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

The tomato, like the eggplant, is a member of the Solanaceae, or Nightshade family.  Tomatoes are native to western South America, but were cultivated in Mexico by Mexican Indians, who were intrigued by its resemblance to the tomatillo – a staple in their cuisine.  With the discovery of the New World, tomato seeds were brought back to Spain, beginning the introduction of the fruit into Europe.  Tomatoes made their way to North America with the colonists who first settled in Virginia. (more…)