Pot Pie Contest Results!

Pot Pie Contest Results!

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been having a pie contest, to see who could come up with a new flavor of pot pie for our weekly specials. I will admit, we had a lot more entries than I anticipated. The winning pie will be featured on next week’s menu, and...
A Perfect Pairing

A Perfect Pairing

Last weekend, The Tomato Vine had the opportunity to partner up with some amazing local vendors, for a beautiful post-ceremony styled photo shoot with a soft beach vibe on the North Shores of Lake Superior! The shoot was inspired by the idea that after the ceremony...
Easy Tomato Confit Method

Easy Tomato Confit Method

Tomato season is upon us – soon they will be ripe, and in abundance! What to do with all those tomatoes? Canning is great if you have the time, but there is another way to preserve your tomatoes that is much easier, and a great way to enhance the delicious...
Mother’s Day Breakfast Strudel Recipe

Mother’s Day Breakfast Strudel Recipe

Here is a recipe that makes for a great “Look what I made for you, Mom!” moment this mother’s day. It’s beautiful, yet incredibly easy; if you can handle scrambled eggs, you got this. 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2. Crack and whisk 9 eggs in...
Recipe: Potatoes Anna with Leeks and Parmesan

Recipe: Potatoes Anna with Leeks and Parmesan

2 1/2 pounds Yukon or Red potatoes, peeled and sliced thin 1 Leek, washed and diced 4 to 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and clarified 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 T Grated Parmesan Directions:...
Banana Curry Soup Recipe

Banana Curry Soup Recipe

The combination sounds odd, but this soup recipe was a suggestion from one of my former clients from Austria, and I’ve been hooked on it ever since. The method and ingredients are simple, but the flavor is complex, rich, and smooth. Perfect for a cold winter...
Fast & Festive Cheese Log Recipe

Fast & Festive Cheese Log Recipe

This is a great recipe to dress up a holiday table with some festive colors. It takes only minutes to put together, and you can do it ahead of time– perfect for this busy holiday season! Yes, it is a cheese log; but it’s a delicious twist on a traditional...
Your Gluten-Free Go-To

Your Gluten-Free Go-To

For those of you with gluten allergies, sensitivities – or if you’re simply trying to cut gluten out of your diet, we know it can be a serious challenge to find tasty, reliable places to eat.At The Tomato Vine, we cook everything from scratch, and we love our...
Mom’s “Famous” Tomato Soup

Mom’s “Famous” Tomato Soup

It’s easy for me to acknowledge that The Tomato Vine wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for my mother, Diane Lutzke’s restaurant, Rebekah’s. That was where I first learned to appreciate true, made-from-scratch food, and much about...

Five Reasons to Relish This Fall!

Fall is a perfect time for relish! All kinds of fruits and vegetables are in delicious abundance here in Minnesota, and what better way to capture the flavors than in a homemade jar of relish? By definition, relish is a fruit-or-vegetable-based condiment that is made...