Category Archives: Garden

Meatless Monday: Tomato Pie

Tomato pie

The trick to this tomato pie is to peel and dry the tomatoes by blotting with paper towels.


Advocate-Tested Recipe
Tomato Pie
Serves 6 to 8. Recipe is by Beth Colvin.
1 (9-inch) refrigerated pie crust
5 to 6 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, dried and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1⁄8 cup basil, chopped
Dash of white pepper
2 cups cheese, any kind, but I like a Parmesan-Romano mix
3/4 cup mayonnaise, low-fat is fine
2 tbls. Dijon mustard

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LSU AgCenter Garden Fest

Yellow watermelon

A variety of yellow watermelon awaits tasters at Saturday's LSU AgCenter Garden Fest.

The LSU AgCenter Garden Fest at the Burden Center was the land of yellow watermelons and tomatoes called potato. Of bloody Marys and omelets. Of hayrides and field tours.
I spent most of my time test-driving different watermelons and tomatoes in the taste-testing tents. Kiki Fontenot, the AgCenter’s tomato expert, said the taste-test was more than just a fun activity, it helps researchers decide what produce farmers should grow. We were collecting data. Tasty, tasty data.

Monday morning food news round-up

N.Y. Times: Food trucks take Paris.

NPR explores foodscaping.

Washington Post: KFC releases Col. Sanders’ book free today.