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Summer Entertaining: Fried Okra & Tomato Napoleon With Lady Peas

Summer Entertaining Southern Socials Fried Okra & Tomato Napoleon With Lady Peas There are many common threads that tie all of these summer-fresh ingredients together. A variety of green & vine-ripened tomatoes, honey, lemon & flavorful herbs. Fried Okra & Tomato Napoleon With Lady Peas is the ultimate delight that is ideal to serve for […]

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Cooking Classics: Fried Green Tomatoes

Cooking Classics The Technique Fried Green Tomatoes Fried green tomatoes have long been a summer treat. Although salt & pepper are the most traditional seasonings used to prepare these summer gems, adding a blend of herbs & spices enhances the flavor of this humble side dish. A pantry staple, seafood seasoning blend, offers a lovely […]

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The Basics: Green Tomatoes

Cooking Essentials The Profile Green Tomatoes In the late 1880’s recipes for fried green tomatoes began surfacing in northern based newspapers. The loosely constructed instructions were presented to readers as solutions to a problem many gardeners faced when threat of the first frost of the season loomed– What can I do with the unripened fruit still […]

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Summer Entertaining: Alabama Tomato & Barley Pesto Salad

Summer Entertaining  Southern Socials Alabama Tomato & Barley Pesto Salad  Salads with good for you grains offer expanded nutritional value whilst being more filling. The chewy bite of barley adds wonderful texture & delicious taste, especially when tossed with Peanut Pesto. Tomato-Barley Pesto Salad may be prepared with a variety of produce from your garden. […]

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Cooking Classics: Peanut Pesto

Cooking Classics The Technique Peanut Pesto  Rocketing up & over herb containers with the promise of well seasoned goodness, August has always been particularly fond of basil. Naturally, pesto is a wonderful way to make the most of your plentiful bounty. Peanut Pesto is a gardeners dream offering quick supper solutions as life gets busier once again. […]

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Summer Entertaining: Grilled Corn & Tomato Salad

Summer Entertaining Southern Socials  Grilled Corn & Tomato Salad Grilled Corn & Tomato Salad is the perfect side dish to accompany with barbecue, grilled chicken or even burgers for a seasonal summer supper. It’s a wonderfully colorful salad that offers good texture & flavor whilst using plentiful ingredients straight from your garden. If basil is abundant, […]

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The Basics: Sweet 100 Tomatoes

Cooking Essentials The Profile Sweet 100 Tomatoes Sweet 100 tomatoes are a cherry tomato ideal for use in salads & appetizers. These small, bite-size ruby red gems offer a wonderful flavor that pairs well with cheese, nuts, seasonal vegetables & leafy greens. Sweet 100 tomatoes thrive in full sun & since the fruit is so prolific, it’s best to […]

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Summer Entertaining: Grilled Onion-Tomato-Cucumber Salad

Summer Entertaining Southern Socials Grilled Onion-Tomato-Cucumber Salad Grilled vegetables offer such complex flavor to traditional appetizers, side dishes & salads with minimal effort. This classic combination of onions & cucumbers may be composed with a wide variety of tomatoes ranging from Sunsugar & Sweet 100’s as featured but just know that slicing varieties including heirloom […]

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