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Quick pic: My favorite tomatoes

Carolina gold tomatoes, from the Mohawk Valley Produce Auction.

Carolina gold tomatoes, from the Mohawk Valley Produce Auction.

Just a quick photo to show off the beauty of the tomatoes we’ve been using much of this fall. These are Carolina Golds. Great, mild flavor. Beautiful color. And a high yield for us, because a lot of younger guests are scared off. More for the rest of us. Read more about this tomato variety here at the Harris Seeds website.

Not wild about Wendy’s pulled pork additions

The Wendy's pulled pork sandwich, as pictured on the company's website.

The Wendy’s pulled pork sandwich, as pictured on the company’s website.

The news the other day about Wendy’s going pulled pork crazy on its menus can’t possibly be good news, can it?

Pulled pork sandwiches are one thing. Pulled pork fries and a pulled pork cheeseburger are another. But I’m not complaining because of some notion of pulled pork integrity. I’m not necessarily a purist.

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Auction finds: Ground cherries

Ground cherries at the Mohawk Valley Produce Auction

Ground cherries at the Mohawk Valley Produce Auction

These were new to me when I stumbled across them at the Mohawk Valley Produce Auction this week: Ground cherries.

“Ever see these before?” Mervin Byler, one of the auction managers, asked me. I told him no and asked if he had. “Oh yeah,” he replied, as if they were as common as the tomatoes and onions he grows so well. “You should try ground cherry pie.”

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