You Say Tomato

This issue we feature the Manhattan Beach Farmers’ Market and retailer Grow, both wonderful resources for local chefs and “foodies.” Considering your own garden this year?

This issue we feature the Manhattan Beach Farmers’ Market and retailer Grow, both wonderful resources for local chefs and “foodies.” Considering your own garden this year? Here are some tomato favorites from California living guru Linda Grasso:

Cherry (pictured above)

Gardener’s Delight, Jenny, Sungold
Attributes: flourish in pots, big producers
Add to cooked orzo or quinoa salad with chopped mint, garbanzo beans and feta cheese. Mix with red wine vinaigrette. Thread on a stick of fresh rosemary and grill.

Heirloom

Jaune Flamme, Nyagous, Mortgage Lifter
Attributes: juicy, intense, colorful
Top slices with fresh burrata cheese and chopped basil. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with salt & pepper.
easiest to grow

Champion, Celebrity, Better Boy

Attributes: large producers, heat resistant
In baked piecrust, layer shredded mozzarella, tomato slices, basil, and Parmesan cheese. Drizzle with olive oil and bake at 350° until hot and bubbly.

For more great tips from Linda, visit SheSez.com.

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