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Saltwater Organic Tomatoes…

In The Kitchen on July 31, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Chef Albert Clugston III uses fresh ingredients from his own organically produced garden. Fresh peas, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Fennel, Beans, Cabbage, Romaine, Squash, and many varieties of tomatoes to name just a few of what is currently growing! Watch the blog for updates and recipes.

Green Zebra Tomatoes: Spicy & Zingy

A bright green tomato with lime green stripes.
Check out the NY Times today… July 31, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/1998/06/03/dining/what-s-green-and-has-stripes-a-zebra-tomato.html

SWG Chef Favorite Recipe: Fried Green Tomatoes, Topped with Goat Cheese and Crab Meat. Great for a summer cocktail party!

Black Tomatoes

The most popular Tomato for 2009 is the Black Tomato!

http://www.tomatocasual.com/2009/03/06/black-tomatoes-continue-to-be-popular-in-2009

SWG Chef Favorite Dish: Black Tomato BLT. Eat while sitting on your deck with an ice cold root beer.

Red and Gold Teardrop Tomatoes
The food network likes Teardrop tomatoes too!
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/fried-green-tomatoes-with-lobster-and-tear-drop-tomato-salad-recipe/index.html

SWG Chef Recipe: SWG BLT Salad, Iceberg, Red Teardrop Tomatoes, Double Smoked Bacon, Blue Cheese

More dishes with summer heirloom tomatoes by Saltwater Chef Albert Clugston III

Shrimp and Lobster Linguini, Light Lobster Cream Sauce, Shallots, Yellow Heirloom Tomato, Artichoke Hearts, Shiitake Mushrooms

Dinner Side Dish: Grilled Heirloom Tomatoes, Red Onion, Crisp Bacon Demi Glaze

Panko Crusted Salmon, Mango Yellow Tomato Salsa, Lemon Olive Oil, Steamed Texmati Rice, Avocado Aioli

Brett Clugston and Albert Clugston III, SWG Chef

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Summers Hot Wine Picks for your Summer Backyard Party!

In Sommelier Corner on July 24, 2009 at 2:01 am

2007 Brancott Sauvignon Blanc Marborough New Zealand
A green nose combined with distinctive flavors of gooseberry passion fruit. Brancott Sauvignon Blanc personifies what New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is meant to be. A 2009 summer BBQ must have!
Paired with: Rounds of Purple Fingerling Potatoes, Topped with Crème Fraiche, Black Caviar, and Dill

2008 Teddy Hall Chenin Blanc Stellenbosch South Africa
Refreshing and Zingy! The perfect summer vacation wine. Tropical guava, honey, and pineapple are balanced with dry green apple and a crisp minerality. Complex and sophisticated.
Paired with: Squash Blossoms stuffed with Ricotta or Goat Cheese

NV Ecker Gruner Veltliner Weinland Austria
This wine is fun and refreshing! The bottle is cool, the name rolls of the tip of your tongue, and it has a slight effervescence. The racy notes of pepper make this a perfect pick for dry white wine lovers!
Paired with: Swiss Chard Stuffed Ravioli, White Wine, Herb Butter, Crumbled Farmers Cheese, Yellow Heirloom Tomato.

Brett Clugston, SWG Sommelier