Tuttorosso Italian Recipe Contest

Tuttorosso Tomatoes is hosting a really great giveaway and recipe contest.

Enter your best original Italian recipe (using at least one Tuttorosso Tomato product) on Tuttorosso's Facebook page. The first 4,000 entrants will receive a FREE apron!

In addition to the apron, participants also get a chance to be in the spotlight. The top four recipes will be highlighted on Tuttorosso's Facebook page and website.

The grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card at Cooking.com.

This contest runs through Feb. 8. Here are a few details to keep in mind:

1. Your original recipe must include a minimum of one Tuttorosso product.
2. The list of ingredients must be in the order of use and in standard U.S. measurements.
3. Be sure to include a photo of the finished product.

Please visit Tuttorosso's Facebook page for further contest rules.

Good luck and get cooking!


Got strawberries!

Goodson Farms
12405 County Road 672
Balm, Florida
(813) 634-7790

Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Homemade hot sauce and a hot cookbook

The sight of fresh chiles at the farmers' market now means one thing to me. It's time to make hot sauce.

In my column this week, you can find a recipe for hot sauce adapted from The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila. It takes a blend of chiles (dealer's choice), chars them, and then blends them with white vinegar and lime juice. Add a touch of sugar, and you've got a fabulous balance of heat, pucker and sweet!

The recipe is really just a template. Feel free to play around with not only the chiles but the sugar and acid components, as well.

The Homemade Pantry has quickly become my go-to source for how to make delicious staples like butter, potato chips and fresh mozzarella - all in my own kitchen at home.


Ybor City hosts first ever evening market

Too busy to make it to market during the day? Now you can enjoy a trip to the market in the evening!

Twilight Market in Ybor City is set to welcome its first shoppers and browsers on Jan. 15 and will run every Tuesday night from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Roosevelt 2.0, 1812 N. 15th Street in Tampa. 

The night-time venue will feature more than 20 vendors selling everything from organic produce to packaged foods to take home. Participants include Joey's Biscotti, Natural Goodness and The Sausage Laboratory

Live music will be played from 6 to 10 p.m.

The event will operate rain or shine. 

Parking is free on the street or in nearby city parking lots. 

The Roosevelt 2.0
1812 N. 15th Street
Ybor City, FL 33605
(813) 248-1904