2016 Kitchen Table Talk series: “Tomatoes and Zucchinis”

On August 30th, we hosted a two part Kitchen Table Talk, which was very well attended. Before we got started, participants were treated to a Wild Edible Smoothie — just the thing to kick off a great event!

In the first part of the evening, IHN student Lisa Ponizova talked about the health benefits of these two wonderful veggies (did you know they are both actually fruits??), and then shared samples of her now-famous recipes for Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Muffins and Raw Zucchini & Tomato Lasagne.

In the second part, Lorraine and Lana conducted a tomato tasting, and participants rated 26 varieties of tomatoes on taste, texture, and appearance, and provided feedback on whether they would use those varieties regularly in their kitchen. We plan to sue the information to help us decide which varieties to grow next year!