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Tomato Tomato

Grab ’em before they’re gone: our 5 favourite recipes for cooking with summer tomatoes.

A winter tomato? Keep on walking. Summer tomatoes are their own, special kind of fruit. Give them a good sniff before you buy them—if they don’t have that distinctive, sweet smell, move on. You’ve got your pick of the bounty right now.

1. Slow-Roasted Tomatoes

Slow-roasting tomatoes caramelizes the sugars, boosting the sweetness of less-than-perfect tomatoes.

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

 

2. Okanagan Tomato Bruschetta

Artist Bobbie Burgers’ recipe for buschetta features sweet cherry tomatoes.

Tomato Bruschetta

 

3. Chilled Yellow Campari Tomato Soup with Hand-Peeled Shrimp

From Vancouver’s Provence restaurant, this chilled tomato soup was a hit at last year’s Passions gala.

Chilled Tomato Soup

 

4. Homemade Tomato Sauce

There’s no better way to preserve a bumper crop than with a DIY tomato sauce.

Tomato Sauce

5. Tomato Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This one’s a classic from the 1930s, updated by our own Julie Van Rosendaal.

Tomato Cake

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