10 Ways to Beautify Your Summer Plate with Heirloom Tomatoes

Hazy summer days are winding to a close but the intriguing season of heirloom tomatoes is just ramping up.

Beloved for their intense flavors and natural beauty, heirloom tomatoes are classic varieties that have been preserved for generations.

Slice up a pile of sweet pink Brandywines and mild and tangy Evergreens or experiment with spunky yellow Sun Golds and rich, winey Cherokee Purples. You really can’t go wrong.

Savor the last moments of summer with the season’s most striking produce gems. Here are ten ways to beautify your plate.

Let’s Cook: Kale Waldorf Salad

Turn traditional Waldorf salad into a healthy feast using super greens (kale) instead of lettuce, and make a creamy dressing without any mayo!

End-of-Summer Hurrah

The season of back-to-school lunchboxes, chilly afternoons and new pencils is fast approaching, but there’s still time for an end of summer blowout. Celebrate all that late summer has to offer with a Labor Day meal that features the season’s best. Set up a burger bar and have plenty of fresh produce on hand for a memorable wrap party.

Here are our ten favorite dishes for your final summer hurrah:

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Peak Season for Stone Fruits

Whole Wheat Couscous with Nectarines and PistachiosNectarines, cherries, mangoes, apricots, peaches and plums all fall under the name “stone fruits.” That’s be

Rotisserie Chicken 10 Ways

Picking up a perfectly roasted and ready-to-eat chicken will make you feel like a true dinnertime hero. Rotisserie chicken is one of those instant meal savers that can be tailored to your family’s current cravings – tacos, soup, casseroles, salads and pot pies are all within reach.

5 Money-Saving Tips for Stone Fruit

Plums, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots…rock out to summer’s greatest hits: stone fruit. Here are five of our favorite tips for enjoying the season’s juiciest fruit for a song.

The Bulk Department: A Shopper’s Best Friend

The bulk department can be a little intimidating for the uninitiated. When I first started shopping at Whole Foods Market®, all of the bins, item numbers, tiny writing utensils and the freeform, help yourself method made me a little nervous.

Food52’s Left-Field Labor Day Dishes

In some ways, Labor Day is the perfect long weekend: full of cookouts, trips to the pool, lazy afternoons, and, of course, plenty of good food. But depending on what part of the country you live in, you just might feel the first autumn crispness in the air. Once the weekend’s over, it’s full-force towards fall, which is all the more reason to celebrate the flavors of summer before it’s hat-and-scarf season. Make these crowd-pleasing, super-fresh dishes and hold on to summer as long as you can.

 

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Fast Food for Babies

I’m a fairly new mom (my daughter is 18 months old), and so far my observations  in the realm of babies and food are that: babies eat frequently throughout the day; babies are not known for their patience; babies tend to eat dinner much earlier than adults.

Simple Things You Can Do to Get Your Kids To Eat Better

My family’s incredible summer (beach days and theme parks and road trips, oh my!) often didn’t translate to very wholesome meals (take-out and eating out and desserts, oh no!). Now that we’re getting back to our routine, balancing healthy choices, busy schedules and the kids’ taste preferences would seem like an impossible feat if it wasn’t for tiny victories. 

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