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Grandma Felicia’s Heirloom Tomato & Cucumber Salad




Grandma Felicia’s Heirloom Tomato & Cucumber Salad


My grandparents had lush gardens that yielded an abundant amount of sweet vine ripened fruits and vegetables, including several varieties of tomatoes each year. Growing up Grandma Felicia’s Heirloom Tomato & Cucumber Salad made its way onto the table countless times, throughout the summer months. She cleverly paired this simplistic side salad with her famous unconventional sweet non acidic dressing. Her “Sweet Olive Oil Dressing”, perfectly balanced the flavors of the vine ripened Heirloom tomatoes, crisp cucumber and pungent red onion and oregano.  Make sure you serve the salad with a crusty wedge of Italian bread, so you can use the wedge of crusty bread to dip in the extra salad dressing left behind in the plate…we Sicilians call this act of dipping “Abbagnari” …Trust me on this one “a piece of Italian Bread soaked in this sweet dressing is Incredibly Delicious!  


IMG_0139 This morning I gave a live “Farm to Table” cooking demonstration at Applenton Farm highlighting Grandma Felicia’s Heirloom Tomato & Cucumber Salad Recipe


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A Question For Sista Felicia


Heather Smidt Writes….
Hey Sista Felicia,
Any chance you have a recipe for gluten free pasta that actually tastes good? Most of the ones that you find in the grocery store are poor substitutes. I married into an Italian family and this would save me from getting sick when I eat at the inlaws. Thanks!

gluten free pasta

Sista Felicia Response…

Heather, recently I spotted a sizable display of  “Felicia Bio” Gluten Free pasta for sale while shopping at J. Pace & Sons in Saugus Ma. just off Rt. 1. I personally have not tasted “Felicia Bio’s” products, but I’m willing to go out on a limb would guess it to be a testy alternative to traditional pasta for individuals who share your Gluten allergy. My guess is solely based on the size of their display, imagine they would only allot that amount of retail space to a product with a high demand.

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