plum tomatoes

Linguine with Roasted Plum Tomatoes, Bacon, Baby Spinach and Garlic Tops

February 25, 2013
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I’m incapable of giving up tomatoes through the winter. They may not rival sweet summer fruit, but I accept their imperfections. The last few weeks, the variety and volume have picked up at our local Santa Barbara Farmers Market. Sliced cherry tomatoes have become a bright and welcome treat in green salads, evoking warm sunny […]

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My Canning Adventure Continues: Nectarine and Plum Tomato Salsa

May 29, 2012
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Last month, I wrote about my first experience canning, making Cathy Barrow’s (mrswheelbarrow.com) Strawberry-Rhubarb Sauce, and how gratifying it was to make something that had a shelf life. Here in Santa Barbara, produce traditionally associated with the summer months — cherries, peaches, nectarines, etc. — began arriving in our Farmers Market a few weeks ago. […]

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Plum Tomato and Caramelized Onion Crostada with Gruyere for My Bug

May 22, 2012
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Ten years ago today, in a high-rise hotel, in a noisy city in southern China, I became a mother. The director of the orphanage, where my baby had spent the last eight months and three weeks, placed The Bug in my arms, and despite the fact that she must have been uncomfortably warm — dressed […]

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