My Tomato Journey

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My Tomato Journey

I was exposed to tomatoes at a very young age in both Brooklyn, NY and Calabria, Italy not really knowing the impact it would have on me as an adult.

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Nonna's Tip: How To Keep Berries Fresh

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How To Keep Berries Fresh

Fresh berries are one of summer's great pleasures, but they don't come cheap — which makes it even more disappointing when a basket of strawberries or raspberries turns to moldy mush within days of purchase. Washing them before storage usually accelerates the deterioration, but Cook's Illustrated has a washing method that actually keeps the berries fresh longer in storage. Here's what they recommend:

Wash the berries in a diluted vinegar bath (1 cup vinegar plus 3 cups water) and spin them dry in a salad spinner lined with paper towels until they are completely dry. Store the cleaned berries in a sealable container lined with paper towels, leaving the lid open a little to allow moisture to escape.

The vinegar destroys bacteria and mold spores on the berries, helping them stay fresh longer. According to Lifehacker, this method extends the shelf life of berries by days, sometimes even weeks

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Nonna's Tip: How To Tell If Your Eggs Are Fresh

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Nonna's Tip: How To Tell If Your Eggs Are Fresh

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How To Tell If Your Eggs Are Fresh

The color of egg shells have nothing to do with the quality of the eggs guys. Buy brown or white eggs! NOTE: old eggs are smooth & shiny while fresh eggs are rough & chalky. Buon appetito!

Fresh eggs always taste best.

Fresh eggs always taste best.

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Peas. Peas. Peas and More Peas.

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Peas. Peas. Peas and More Peas.

Peas are one of the first vegetables of the summer season guys. They also have many stages. They're very tender and bright green in color. When they're ripe, they are more plump and ready to cook. 

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