The winners for the Sun Dried Tomato Prize Packs have been drawn (see Win A Sun Dried Tomato Prize Pack), so I’ll post one more recipe that we tried while reviewing the tomatoes. This one is so easy it’s ridiculous, and I think it’s my favorite. Not only is it delicious, but we made this just as the first of our Nigerian Dwarf does kidded this year – so I will always associate it with a happy event too. This uses the Julienne Cut Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil, and they are so flavorful – what a wonderful appetizer this makes!
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Since we’ve got the Bella Sun Luci® sun dried tomato giveaway going (Win A Sun Dried Tomato Prize Pack), I couldn’t pass up sharing another recipe that we tried as we reviewed their sun dried tomatoes. This recipe won the Bella Sun Luci® 2012 recipe contest, and after trying it we know why. It uses the “Sun Dried Tomato Halves in Olive Oil” and my tasters ate this so quickly I almost didn’t get any – absolutely delicious – and it’s the sun dried tomatoes that make the flavor outstanding.
8 oz. cream cheese
3 large garlic cloves, pressed or diced (optional)
1 cup canned artichoke hearts, [...]
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I did a blog post on making homemade sun dried tomatoes (see Homemade Sun Dried Tomatoes – Oven Dried Really) that generates a lot of interest, so I was intrigued when Lisa from the Bella Sun Luci® Company contacted me to see if I’d like to review their sun dried tomato products. They like to promote the use of their tomato products in a healthy Mediterranean diet, and we’d just returned from a trip to Italy where we loved the Mediterranean inspired cuisine, so I was enthused to give them a try.
The Bella Sun Luci® products that arrived for review included [...]
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I’m writing about two cherry tomatoes that we grew this year, so that I don’t ever forget their names – they were great! We had only one plant of each, but we didn’t need any more; and I’ll bet we have about a million volunteer cherry tomato plants next year because we couldn’t keep up with them.
The first was a tiny, very prolific little red tomato called Matt’s Wild Cherry. It’s very tasty – like tomato candy.
The second was a slightly larger (about an 1″ in diameter at the largest) yellow cherry tomato called Sun Gold. It may just be the tastiest (in [...]
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I’m not sure my container plantings are always gorgeous, but they usually turn out pretty nice due to one trick I learned years ago – use at least one “thriller”, “filler”, and “spiller” when planting the container. And if you’ve got room, throw in a “chiller” to make it exciting. I read about the concept long ago, but every year as I’m picking out plants for containers, it seems someone asks how I go about planning a beautiful container planting.
This photo shows a container that was planted a couple of days ago, but demonstrates the concept. The “thriller” in this case is a Spike Dracena [...]
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