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summer mince pie

Summer Garden Mince Pie

We try to mix it up around here and write about different foods every week… but something strange happened on the way to this week’s post. We got so caught up in making celery desserts that we couldn’t resist experimenting with one last pie… and it was so good we just have to tell you […]

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cherry ice cream

Cherry-Rosemary Ice Cream with OXO

Summer and ice cream go hand in hand, which is why once school gets out, we break out our trusty ice cream maker. This year we got an extra burst of inspiration from our friends at OXO, the kitchen and household tool designers, who offered us a chance to test-drive their newest ice-cream-related gadgets. Since […]

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Macadamia Nut Farm

There’s probably no other food on the mainland that says “Hawaii” more than the macadamia nut… and there’s probably no other nut that’s more kid-friendly and versatile. We recently had a chance to visit a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii, and now our kids are “nuts” for these buttery, slightly-sweet, bite-sized treats. On the way […]

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The Hundred-Foot Journey

We love food movies here in Jolly Tomato land, and by that measure, this is shaping up to be a great year so far. One new flick that we’re really looking forward to is The Hundred-Foot Journey from DreamWorks Pictures, based on the novel by Richard C. Morais and directed by Lasse Hallstrom. From the movie’s official description: In […]

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celery carrot cake

Celery-Carrot Tea Cake

Celery…for dessert?!? What are you up to this time, Jolly Tomato? (It’s true, we have a tendency to put green things in desserts, like this one, this one, and this one. But there’s enough sugar and butter in all of these treats so that they don’t taste overly vegetable-y, so why would a anyone complain?) […]

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Cherry Picking for Kids

Of all of the many, many fruits that we love in the summertime, it’s hard to find one that’s universally more satisfying that a cherry. It’s a one-bite wonder: self-contained, juicy, sweet, easy to pack, and a treat to eat. That’s probably the reason why the California Cherry Board calls May 20 through June 30 […]

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Hunger Is

If you’re a kid suffering from hunger, you can’t get much done. You’re probably lacking energy, maybe feeling a little woozy, and having a hard time thinking about anything else besides food. Just ask Academy Award nominated actress Viola Davis, who suffered from hunger as a child while growing up in “abject poverty” in Rhode […]

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