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Tomatoes are at the peak of their season and these plump, juicy, firm fruits not only taste great, but are great for you. They are packed with lycopene and Vitamin C. Tomatoes are also wonderful in a wide variety of preparations like soups, pizzas, salads, pastas, sandwiches, and sauces. But, we want you to tell us:
What is your favorite thing to cook with tomatoes?
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People have been eating lettuce since the time of the ancient Egyptians. It is a great source of vitamin A and potassium. But lettuce all by itself doesn’t make for a very filling or interesting meal. Toss in some cheese, carrots, chicken, hard-boiled eggs, seeds, onions, tomatoes, croutons, bacon, avocado, apples, tuna, raisins, or olives and you’ve got yourself a great lunch or dinner.
What are your favorite salad toppings?
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The simple, unadorned grilled cheese sandwich is a classic. Its crispy, cheesy simplicity is a thing of beauty, but with delicious additions like avocado, tomato, ham, onions, multiple cheeses, pickles, eggs, and/or bacon the grilled cheese is transformed into something truly spectacular.
What are your favorite toppings to put on a grilled cheese sandwich?
Is the combination of historic weather and the dwindling days of summer getting you down? Turn to Fresh Local Best for instant culinary inspiration in the form of a no-cook summer favorite: thick slices of heirloom tomatoes sprinkled with salt and cracked black pepper. Up the flavor ante with an optional drizzle of tangy balsamic syrup and a handful of blue cheese crumbles.