You say ‘Tomayto,’ I say ‘Tomahto’: we all love tomatoes

Heirloom tomatoes are a popular choice.

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasureable thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” —Lewis Grizzard Tomatoes, tomatoes, everywhere! In August, farmer’s markets overflow with these round globes of goodness. The splendid summer heat has ripened the Big Girls and Boys, Beefsteaks, Jet ...

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The wonders of watermelon — great in gazpacho

Watermelon is great by the slice, and also in a gazpacho.

“When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat.” — Mark Twain Summer would not be complete without plenty of ripe, juicy watermelon. Well-chilled watermelon is the perfect antidote to sweltering summer heat and humidity. A big slice of that luscious pink flesh will rehydrate the ...

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Berry, berry good!! Going for the blue

“Blueberries as big as the end of your your thumb, Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum In the cavernous pail of the first one to come!” —Robert Frost Freshly picked blueberries are so perfectly luscious, filled with a unique blend of slightly tart to sublimely sweet flavor. New England ...

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Sunshine and strawberries, savoring the season

Strawberries are ripe now!

“Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did.” —Izaak Walton One of the most divinely delicious moments in a New England cook’s life, is in June, when farm markets offer fresh strawberries. The intoxicating scent of the heart-shaped, scarlet berries fills the air ...

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A delicious treat anytime, just for Dad

Greens for a great salad for Dad's good health.

June ushers in a host of traditional celebrations such as weddings, graduations and of course, Father’s Day, which we just celebrated. Fathers, stepfathers and grandfathers serve so many roles in our lives. They are disciplinarians, teachers, mentors, counselors, and very often, heroes and ...

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The rewards of rhubarb: Not for the faint of heart

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade is a good summer cooler.

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” —Arthur Rubenstein With all there is to love about springtime, conscious cooks have much to satisfy the body and soul. The world is blooming with brightness and there are fantastic flavors to explore. One particularly invigorating ...

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The merry, merry month of May: A brunch salad idea

Fennel adds a special flavor to a brunch salad.

“Sweet May hath come to love us, Flowers, trees, their blossoms don; And through the blue heavens above us the very clouds move on.” —Heinrich Heine   by Robin Glowa The month of May is surely a time to celebrate! Magnificent trees have burst into bloom, their pillowy white and pink ...

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