Fresh Cranberry Bean and Tomato Stew
Real Food author Nina Planck grew up on a farm in Virginia in the '70s, where her family grew vegetables, including heirloom tomatoes. At their farm stand, the Plancks sold unsightly tomato "seconds" in gallon baskets, at dirt-cheap prices, for use in sauces, juice, salsa and soup. To this day, Planck prepares this stew with tomato seconds and just-picked cranberry beans, topping it with a big dollop of cold, tangy sour cream.
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