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The Exquisite Heirloom Tomato

Now that we are in the full swing of spring, many will be planting there gardens of flowers, herbs, or their favorite vegetables.

I like to grow chilies and fresh herbs and last year tried my hand and failed miserably at growing tomatoes. Which brings me to the beautiful and exquisite Heirloom Tomato. There is over 600 varieties, some have been passed down from generations.

Depending on where you buy your produce it can be reasonably priced to a bit on the expensive side, but well worth it.

You want to find a plump and firm heirloom tomato. In your quest for this natural beauty try to avoid the specialty markets and seek out the local farmers market. This way you will buy the freshest, organically grown heirloom tomato with little to no pesticides used.

The heirloom not only adds vibrant color to a salad, but is genetically unique and quite delicious, especially the San Marzano variety. Just do not store in the refrigerator as they will loose flavor quickly.

So next time your craving a tomato take a trip to a local grower and treat yourself to one of natures delicious beauties…….

The heirloom tomato is ………

Pure Awesomeness……..

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About Dish With Clarissa

Clarissa Ellis grew up learning to cook with her mom. In a time where traditional home-cooked food was going out of style, Clarissa learned to love and make those simple 'comfort foods' and family favorites. As she grew - and her mom got busier with long work hours, Clarissa supported her mom by taking over most of the cooking duties around the home. By the time Clarissa started high school - she had absorbed her mother's approach to traditional, homestyle Italian dishes; and thanks to So Cal's great weather year round... a love of cooking on the grill. Fast forward 30 years and Clarissa has never stopped cooking. She continued to explore food, learning more from So Cal's amazing cultural variety, trying things out on her family and her friends... and always learning. Never content to merely cook a good meal, Clarissa developed the habit of talking sharing her ideas with family, friends and coworkers. After a lifetime of learning and experimenting, Clarissa's love affair with traditional Italian cooking, and 'comfort foods' has grown into a robust, creative and cross-cultural approach to cooking that still manages to remain 'accessible' to the rest of us. Now Clarissa brings her experience and her approach online through her blog - giving all of us a chance give ourselves, our friends and our family the benefits of a lifetime of passion and joy in cooking simply great meals.

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  1. I am planting 4 plants of Roma’s today and I may plant one more batch of chives. It’s been so cold that everyone is behind in their gardens.

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