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Heirloom Tomatoes: Two Easy Recipes

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This is the time of year when those oddly colored and awkwardly shaped tomatoes begin to appear in stacks and piles in the produce section or at your favorite farmer's market. We'll admit to once upon a time being a little afraid of their boldly streaked and dappled skins in shades of reds, greens, and yellows, but once we started incorporating them into late summer dishes there was no turning back. The flavors are as varied as the shadings might indicate, and add extra pizzaz to tomato-based dishes, or are a treat just on their own. Recently we've done a couple of things with them that we'd like to pass on; one is a simple Heirloom Tomato and Mozzarella Salad, and the other is an Heirloom Tomato and Onion Tart.

Photo of Heirloom Tomatoes by Genevieve_Southern via Flickr