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What's dishing on the blogs: Tomatoes and zucchini

Written by Dana Cizmas on


This week, we have an abundant display of tomato and zucchini concoctions. Here's what's dishing on the blogs we follow:

Tomatoes are at their peak and they show up in a myriad of dishes! At Cooks and Eats, Chef Chuck turned the sweet tomatoes from his garden into Fresh Garden Tomato Salsa, and then paired tomatoes with bacon and lettuce for a crowd pleaser Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Chicken Salad. Yum Yum prepared a refreshing Tomato & Mint Salad, while Jessica from How Sweet It Is opted for heirloom tomatoes in her gorgeous Salt and Pepper Heirloom Tart with Whipped Feta. And for something more filling try Sugar Pixie's BLT Sandwich.

On the zucchini front, Leah from Brazen Kitchen made a colorful Peach, Zucchini and Tomato Salad in a Basil Vinaigrette. Katy whipped up a delicious Summer Squash & Quinoa Salad with Goat Cheese in her BakingDomesticityandAllThingsMini kitchen, whereas Culinary Cory used zucchini to bake a Healthy Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread.

For other sweet and seasonal recipes, head over to the Brown Eyed Baker for a summery Overnight Chilled Plum-Oatmeal Pudding, to Dinner Plan-it for a gluten-free version of Chocolate Candied Orange Cannoli Jars with Drunken Cherries, or to Haute Pepper Bites for Easy Peasy Ice Cream Sandwiches.

In restaurant related news, D&T: in the burgh stopped at Grit & Grace during Restaurant Week, the girls from eatPGH dined at Savoy, and Three Dogs BBQ competed in the Hudson Valley Ribfest 2014 in New Paltz, N.Y.

See you here next week!

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