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Garden Your Way to Sweet Summer Health

Organic Tomato SaladTomatoes are a wonderful choice as summer approaches. ORGANIC PLEASE! Both tomatoes and cucumbers are known to pull toxins from the earth and can be used to help retain an organic garden certification. Alternating these crops as well as mustard greens, which are known for drawing metals out of the soil, are great additions to organic planning. During this process, these crops are sold as “pesticide free†until the soil is certified organic.

Charisma Cuisine’s Tomato Salad

• 4 ripe tomatoes sliced into bite-sized pieces
(I use heirloom tomatoes when possible.)

My grandfather told me “flat onions are sweeter.â€
• ¼ purple or Vidalia onion sliced very thin

• 1 tablespoon fresh oregano snipped into small bits
• 3 tablespoons extra virgin unfiltered olive oil
• SpVictoria Lynn Wieszkowiakrinkle with coarse sea salt

Stir gently, cover and chill for an hour to allow the flavors to mingle.
Serve with sprouted whole grain bread, crackers or over salad greens.

Victoria Lynn Wieszkowiak, is a health oriented chef, organic spa technician and retreat organizer. Charisma Cuisine delivers personalized spa cuisine & chef services. For information contact Victoria at (310) 714-6307 or visit www.charismacuisine.com.Charisma Cuisine

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