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What’s in Season: Summer Tomato Recipes

Tomato recipes on www.virginiawillis.com

Fresh from the Garden A garden-ripe, fresh tomato is the absolute ultimate in summer produce. Out of season tomatoes are flavorless rock-hard orbs shipped from some other hemisphere. Out of season tomatoes are nothing if not pure disappointment. In season, tomatoes are bursting with flavor, juicy and luscious. Fresh tomatoes are only ever good in summer. There… Read more »

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What’s in Season: Cooking with Citrus

Cooking with Citrus on www.virginiawillis.com

Cooking with Citrus Winter is citrus season and the produce departments are overflowing. There are the diminutive Tangerines, Clementines, Tangelos, Mineolas, and Satsumas in the “cutie” citrus club. Down the aisle, big bold Navel oranges with their thick skins and bright colors rest aside their more thin-skinned, but certainly no-less-sweet juice oranges. With their intense colors and… Read more »

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Potato Salad Recipes for Labor Day

Fingerling Potato Salad on www.virginiawillis.com

  Picnic Side Dishes Ah, potato salad. The absolute wonders of potato salad. So many choices, so many styles! Different kinds of potatoes. Different drippy dressings. Different shapes. Wildly different potato salad flavors include the pungent pop of vinegar; creamy concoctions comprised of mayonnaise, hard-cooked egg, and sour cream; the salty, smoky kiss of bacon;… Read more »

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