#TomatoDramz: Episode 3 — The Plot Thickens!

I know you’ve all been waiting on pins and needles to see the latest edition of #tomatodramz, and here it is. In this episode, Tara hatches a nefarious plan to turn Cyrus against Candice, but little does she realize she’s about to crush the dreams of one of her dearest friends…

So intense.

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ADVENTURES IN DOMESTICITY: Marinated Mozzarella and Tomato Edition


As many of you know, I really enjoy cooking. In fact, most of my blog posts for the last few months have centered around food and recipes. One might actually get the impression that I’m a skilled home cook. I’m really not. I just know how to follow directions well. Otherwise, I’m a lost baby deer. A fawn, if you will.

This is particularly a problem when I go to a farmer’s market here in Los Angeles. Some vibrant veggie will catch my eye, I’ll buy it, and then I’ll realize I have no idea what to do with it. That’s exactly what happened to me recently after a bountiful trip to the Hollywood Farmer’s Market where I emerged with two beautiful heirloom tomatoes and a dearth of ideas. Sure, I could have made a Caprese salad with them, but I wanted to try something new. Or at least a twist on the classic. [btw, just read this paragraph over, and it so pretentious I want to hurl myself off my balcony. But I’m too lazy to rewrite it. Anyhoo…]

As mild panic and buyer’s remorse began to set in, I leafed through my cookbooks in search of the perfect recipe to highlight the flavor of my heirlooms. The winning candidate came from Yotam Ottolenghi’s vegetarian book Plenty, which offered up an intriguing “Marinated Buffalo Mozzarella and Tomato” option. It was in the same realm as a Caprese but unique enough to capture my attention.

Pics of the recipe after the jump…

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Catch Up On Your #TomatoDramz

Is Vine dead? Not sure. I hope not. After all, it was Vine where I launched my impromptu video series, #tomatodramz. I posted the first “full-length” episodes last week on YouTube, but in case you never got around to checking out all the original Vine videos, I’ve happily uploaded them all to YouTube as well. In fact, you can view them in the handy-dandy playlist above. The bad news is that the videos don’t loop à la Vine. The good news is that they’re all right here in one place for your viewing pleasure (the pleasure is an assumption).


More #TomatoDramz Has Arrived

Since I know you’ve all been waiting on pins and needles to find out what could possibly happen next in the world of cherry tomatoes, here’s the latest episode in the #tomatodramz series.

Fun fact: there’s now a YouTube channel devoted to the #tomatodramz. Be sure to check it out and subscribe and all that fun stuff. It’s conveniently named http://www.youtube.com/user/Tomatodramz. Perhaps if I have the patience I’ll even upload all the Vine videos to the channel too.

(And if all this totally confuses you, the back story is that I started making little cherry tomato videos on Vine a few weeks ago and have now posted two “extended-length” episodes on YouTube. If you follow me on Vine — hint, hint — it will all make sense. Username: bsideblog)