Best of blogs: Getting saucy with Shady Lady tomatoes

Published: Wednesday, Sep. 18, 2013 - 12:00 am

A Girl and Her Fork makes Shady Lady tomato sauce

Shady Lady tomatoes ... they’re like the sexy, busty sirens of the farmers market. With their deep lipstick red color and voluptuous shape, how can you resist them? You can eat them sliced on a plate with some buffalo mozzarella with a good balsamic drizzle or stacked with a thick cut of smoky applewood bacon and some creamy avocado on a fresh, hearty slice of sourdough. There’s so many delicious ways to enjoy this heavenly fruit. One of my favorite ways to consume Shady Lady tomatoes is to oven-roast them and then make them into a sauce.

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Munchie Musings’ guilty pleasure: See’s Candies

I wrote a few years ago about the fact that I am a chocolate snob. Like I mentioned in my recent cronut post, my worldwide travels have led me to be pretty picky about certain foods like pastries and chocolates. ... Basically I’ve poo-pooed American chocolates unless it is from an independent chocolatier like Ginger Elizabeth or Moonstruck Chocolates. It wasn’t until I came to Sacramento that I discovered See’s Candy. Last week See’s opened a new store in Folsom by Whole Foods Market. They held a special event for bloggers. Talk about kids in a candy store!

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Stealth Cooking whips up penne with sausage

Who says sausage can’t make an occasional appearance in a healthy meal? Certainly not me. Especially when it’s organic chicken sausage. It’s lower in sodium than pork sausage, and contains no nitrate or nitrites. Must be good! Don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you off, this comes together quickly. The resulting dish tastes similar to one made with pesto ... that’s because this contains ingredients in pesto, they’re just not ground.

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