a colorful still life for summer dinner – The Virginian

Why use one kind of tomato or pepper or eggplant in a dish when you can use multiple kinds and create a colorful still life for dinner?

Cindy’s Produce on Harpers Road in Virginia Beach has about 10 different peppers from sweet and mild to hot, from green and red to yellow.

Also find eight kinds of cocktail tomatoes, from cherry- to grape-size and from red to yellow to chocolate. Eggplants are purple, white and pretty pink, plump and big, long and skinny and little and egg-shaped.

Change up your gazpacho

Gazpacho is in season, and if you are looking for a way to vary this hot summer treat, try croutons made with Blue Cheese and Toasted Walnut Bread from The Bakery at Riverside Farm on the Eastern Shore. The bread tastes as good as its name implies. For a quick crouton, slice

Article source: http://hamptonroads.com/2013/08/create-colorful-still-life-summer-dinner

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