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A wooden box of red, orange, yellow, and white tomatoes of varying sizes

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Recipe: Golden Tomato Tart

Golden Tomato Tart, submitted by Rosalind Creasy, author, photographer, and Seed Savers Exchange advisor. This spectacular tart can be served as an appetizer or as an entrée for a light lunch. It is quite dramatic made with gold tomatoes or any combination of colorful homegrown luscious tomatoes. Any leftover marinade can be used as a base for a vinaigrette dressing.

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Recipe: Rustic Zucchini Crust Pizza

Rustic Zucchini Crust Pizza, submitted by Amy Goldman, special advisor to the SSE board and author; recipe from The Compleat Squash: A Passionate Grower’s Guide to Pumpkins, Squashes, and Gourds. This rustic repast is something like a frittata but not quite as eggy. It is cooked in the oven like a pizza rather than on top of the stove. My daughter won’t eat zucchini in any other form.

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A bowl of whole okra and star-shaped okra slices in a bowl

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Recipe: Grilled Okra with Indian Salt and Mixed Spices

Grilled Okra with Indian Salt and Mixed Spices, submitted by Deborah Madison, chef, Seed Savers Exchange advisor, and author; recipe excerpted from The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. A long, pointed pod with fine ridges extending the length of its body, okra has another name, lady fingers, which suggests the refinement of its shape. Grilling okra is one of the best things that someone can do with okra. For ease of handling, skewer four or five pods onto two parallel skewers, like a ladder. Brush with vegetable oil and sprinkle with sea salt.

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green and yellow ground cherries in a white bowl and on a wooden surface

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Recipe: Grandma Ott’s Ground Cherry Jam

Grandma Ott’s Ground Cherry Jam, submitted by Diane Ott Whealy, co-founder of Seed Savers Exchange. My Grandma Ott treasured her ground cherries for jams and pies. She would pick all she could before frost and store them in their husks under a bed upstairs. They would keep for months in that cool place and could be used fresh for special-occasion pies in the winter.

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