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EAT YOUR VEGGIES


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Summer indulgence

The season's tomatoes are extra flavorful and offer more variety, with many ways to enjoy them

By Joan Namkoong
Special to the Star-Advertiser

~~<p>You say tuh-MAY-toh, others say tuh-MAH-toh. Italians say pomi d'oro, or golden apples; the French say pommes d'amour, or love apple. However you say it, the tomato is one of summer's best vegetables &mdash; even though it's really a fruit.</p>
<p>Introduced to Hawaii by the missionaries in the early 1800s, tomatoes grow well in Hawaii throughout the year. But summer tomatoes are extra delicious, their flavor more developed and sweetened by the warm sunshine. It's the time of year, too, that you'll see a wider variety of tomatoes of different hues, shapes and sizes.</p>
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You say tuh-MAY-toh, others say tuh-MAH-toh. Italians say pomi d'oro, or golden apples; the French say pommes d'amour, or love apple. However you say it, the tomato is one of summer's best vegetables — even though it's really a fruit.

Introduced to Hawaii by the missionaries in the early 1800s, tomatoes grow well in Hawaii throughout the year. But summer tomatoes are extra delicious, their flavor more developed and sweetened by the warm sunshine. It's the time of year, too, that you'll see a wider variety of tomatoes of different hues, shapes and sizes. Login for more...



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