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Tips for Using Tomatoes, And Why You Should

Tips for Using Tomatoes, And Why You Should

America is a country that loves its tomatoes. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, not only do we produce around $2 billion worth of tomatoes per year, making us the second largest tomato producing country in the world, but tomatoes are also the 4th most popularly eaten produced vegetable in the country (although technically it’s a fruit). There are a lot of health and taste reasons to use tomatoes; it’s just a matter of knowing which ones to use, and when.

“Tomatoes are the first major garden item to ripen,” explains Chef Scott Jenkins, the chef of Arlington-based Extra Virgin restaurant. “Tomatoes are so versatile and flavorful, the possibilities seem endless. It is truly the work horse of an Italian kitchen, from soups and salads to sauces and main entree features.”

Chick-fil-A Goes Medieval For Mother's Day

Chick-fil-A Goes Medieval For Mother's Day

No plans for Mother’s Day? Chick-fil-A has you covered with a “Date Knight” for mothers and sons on Monday, May 14 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The 49 Chick-fil-A restaurants located in the Washington, D.C. area will be hosting a special medieval-themed evening where moms and their sons can spend quality time together over dinner, great conversation and special activities featuring costumed medieval figures like jesters, queens and horses.

Activities are free, but you must pay for dinner. Reservations are required, so act fast by visiting www.mothersondate.com to reserve a spot.

There will be a Knighting Ceremony at the Chick-fil-A located in La Plata, Md., where you can meet the Knight from the Maryland Renaissance Festival, and a muscle car display at the Chick-fil-A in Fredericksburg,Va.

For more information on participating locations click here!