Contributed by Preston Maring, MD

At this week’s Friday Fresh market, look for an additional vendor; Kashiwase Farms is expected to join us. They may be offering Flavor Rosa pluots, Flavorella plumcots, Spring Snow peaches and Earliglo nectarines. It sounds like they have been collaborating with our renowned Genetics service. The above are for dessert. For an appetizer, try “bruschetta.”



Chop a basket of cherry tomatoes. Add minced garlic, parsley, basil, a few capers, red onion or shallot, salt, pepper and olive oil. Serve on toasted, broiled, or grilled slices of country bread which has been drizzled with olive oil and rubbed with garlic. Goat cheese or mozzarella are optional. Enjoy with your favorite beverage.

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