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!

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...
Quick & Easy Packable Lunch Ideas

Quick & Easy Packable Lunch Ideas

Looking for some new, packable healthy lunch ideas for the kiddos? Look no further! Here are some great healthy lunch ideas, most of which can be made ahead of time for quick assembly in the morning. Most of these recipes are kid-friendly, too- so have fun with your...
Kitchen Tip: Cooking Grains

Kitchen Tip: Cooking Grains

Have you ever made rice or quinoa on the stove, only to find it over-cooked, unevenly cooked, or even scorched on the bottom? Here is a kitchen tip that will give you perfectly cooked grains, every time. You can use this method for all types of rice, wild rice, whole...
Summer Picnic Menu

Summer Picnic Menu

Summer in Minnesota is synonymous with picnics. Whether it’s a family gathering, a celebration, or a company outing, we’ve got you covered! We’ve put together a menu with some classic dishes and some new favorites. Contact us for pricing and details!...
Recipe: Mexican Street Corn Salad

Recipe: Mexican Street Corn Salad

For this recipe I must give credit to Andrea Sieve, Catering and Client Relations Manager here at The Tomato Vine. She designed a Southwest buffet for a friend’s grad party this weekend and introduced me to this gem. I couldn’t stop “tasting”...
Best Pie Crust Recipe

Best Pie Crust Recipe

Summer is almost here, and with it comes some of Minnesota’s sweetest sun-ripened berries, rhubarb, apples, and more. I thought I’d share this delicious pie crust recipe, to fill with your flavor of choice. You can whip it up in just a few minutes in your...
Kale & Quinoa Salad Recipe

Kale & Quinoa Salad Recipe

This week, we participated in a health fair for a local corporate office, and brought samples of this quinoa salad for everyone to try. It was a hit! This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, so just about everyone can enjoy it. Even the self-proclaimed...