Tag: tomato

Vegetarian Quick Fix Avocado Honey Mustard Tomato Sandwich

  Welcome to “Paper Plate du Jour!”  I’m new here to Circle of Food and this is my very first blog.  As a culinary student, mother and grow-it-yourself kind of person living in a very rural area of Michigan; I wanted to let people who are new to vegetarian fare or are looking to incorporate more […]

Recipe: Fried Green Tomatillos

Image via Wikipedia Recipe: Fried Green Tomatillos According to Wikipedia, the tomatillo is a plant in the nightshade family, related to the cape gooseberry (whatever that is?), bearing small, spherical and green or green-purple fruit  of the same name. (It has seeds.) Tomatillos, referred to as green tomato (Spanish: tomate verde) in Mexico, are a […]

Eat More Tomatoes for Heart Health Month

February is heart health month. Did you know that tomatoes were once called love apples because they were thought to be aphrodisiacs?   One serving of tomatoes, or tomato-based foods such as pizza or tomato sauce can help lower your risk for heart disease and are a good source of vitamin C and vitamin A.  I […]

Tomatoes: Health Benefits and Soup Recipe

I love a good tomato. Anyone who has ever eaten a tomato fresh from the garden knows what a good tomato tastes like. There is no better flavor on earth. Good tomatoes are hard to find in the middle of winter. Hothouse tomatoes are probably the best way to get a good tomato this time […]

FDA Finds Tomato Salmonella Scare Link

Tomato salmonella scare has been linked to farms in Mexico and Florida but the actual bacteria is still a mystery. An associate for the FDA said that the raw roma tomatoes, raw plum tomatoes, and raw round tomatoes may not have been necessarily affected on the farms because the strain of tomato salmonella is too […]

Tomato Salmonella Victims Continues to Rise

So far there have been 383 documented cases for tomato salmonella. The earliest known victim was on April 10. Tomatoes are difficult to trace because they’re sold without tags and are usually eaten by the time anyone gets sick. The FDA asked Mexican health authorities to check whether they have any cases of this exact […]

Baja Mexico Cleared in Tomato Salmonella Scare

Food and Drug Administration clears Baja Mexico in probe of tomato salmonella scare. Baja Mexico began its tomato harvest April 26 and the earliest known patient in the salmonella outbreak fell sick on April 10. (But why didn’t it get into the media until June?) So far the tomato salmonella scare has sickened 277 people […]

Salad Bar and Other Tomato Hazards

Last night I was invited to a salad potluck. It was a wonderful repast among good friends and amazingly no one put tomatoes in their salad nor were they well informed about the tomato food poisoning scare either. Right now you can only eat certain kinds of tomooes — cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, and tomatoes […]

Tomato Safety: Food Poisoning in Arizona

ARIZ–Contaminated tomatoes in Arizona are the reality. So far most of the cases have been in Texas and New Mexico but five salmonella cases have been found in Arizona — two cases in Apache county and one case each in Maricopa, Pima, and Coconino counties. One person was hospitalized but so far no deaths. Infants, […]

Tomato Food Poisoning Outbreak in 9 States

Large raw tomatoes appear to be the cause of a salmonella food poisoning outbreak in nine states. So far the CDC has yet to figure out the commonality but the specific type and source is under investigation. The affected states are New Mexico and Texas with 40 confirmed illnesses, 17 of these people hospitalized. Then comes […]