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North Shore touts tomatoes

Haleiwa Farmers’ Market celebrates the season of the vine-ripened tomato with a festival on Sunday.

Visitors can get hands-on with a recipe contest (extra points if you use local) and a tomato taste-off featuring home-grown fare. North Shore Farm/Big Wave Tomatoes will have their own tasting booth to introduce various heirlooms, and local farmers will present a wide variety of the fruit for sale.

Chef Hector Morales of Leonardo’s at the Turtle Bay Resort will offer samples, and vendors will sell such dishes as Green Tomato Pie with locally made French vanilla ice cream, Fried Green Tomatoes, Virgin Mary Popsicles and crepes made of tomato, basil and cheese.

The event runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kamehameha Highway/Leong

Chef Onishi offers lessons

Learn to whip up healthful dishes for your next potluck or picnic at a "Gourmet to Go!" wellness cooking class.

Chef Paul Onishi will share easy recipes with a gourmet flair at 6:30 p.m. June 22 at Castle Medical Center. Cost is $15, $20 per couple and $10 seniors and students. Reservations required two days in advance. Call 263-5400 or register online at

Vino showcases California wine

Get a heads-up on new wines from California at a wine tasting at Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar on June 25 at 6 p.m.

The lineup includes 2009 Neyers Chardonnay "304," 2009 Drew Viognier "Valenti Vineyard," 2009 Drew Pinot Noir "Morning Dew Ranch" and 2009 Tyler Pinot Noir "N Block."

Cost is $39. Reservations required; call 533-4476 or email

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