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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Farewell to tomatoes. Before Labor Day marks the end of summer, Food Editor Kathleen Purvis celebrates the best of them with various recipes including roasted tomato sauce, tomato pie, fresh tomato paste in oil, famous tomato sandwiches and layered marinated tomatoes and cucumbers. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Farewell to tomatoes. Before Labor Day marks the end of summer, Food Editor Kathleen Purvis celebrates the best of them with various recipes including roasted tomato sauce, tomato pie, fresh tomato paste in oil, famous tomato sandwiches and layered marinated tomatoes and cucumbers. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Roasted tomatoes for roasted tomato sauce. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Roasted tomatoes for roasted tomato sauce. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Tomato pie. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Tomato pie. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Famous tomato sandwiches. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Fresh tomato paste in oil. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Layered marinated tomatoes and cucumbers. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Layered marinated tomatoes and cucumbers. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Shot of various sizes of tomatoes. We're celebrating the best of them before Labor Day marks the end of summer. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Farewell to tomatoes. We're celebrating the best of them before Labor Day marks the end of summer. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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    DIEDRA LAIRD - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
    Farewell to tomatoes. We're celebrating the best of them before Labor Day marks the end of summer. Diedra Laird - dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
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