The Cooking Corner With Ariel and Noel *1

Vine Ripe Tomato Salad

The Cooking Corner With Ariel and Noel *01

Vine Ripe Tomato Salad

Ariel: Today, we’re going to make a healthy salad dish, I call Vine Ripe Tomato Salad.

Noel: With Bacon!

Ariel: No Noel, no bacon.

Noel: Then how can you call it healthy.

Ariel: Just pay attention.

Noel: This segment is called the cooking corner with Ariel and Noel, it doesn’t say Ariel and only paying attention, Noel.

Ariel: You know cousin, you’re going to hell.

Noel: I think I was there in my past life. Remember, I was waiting for you. And when you finally got there I called you. Hey Ariel, welcome to hell, it’s not even that hot down here. And you said I know, now I gotta return these shorts I bought.

Ariel: Vine Ripe Tomato Salad!

Noel: Oh I’m sorry, go on..:)

Ariel: You’ll need 5lbs vine ripe tomatoes: 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar, 3 -T of olive oil. 5 cloves crushed garlic, 2 tsp. Garlic powder, 1 tsp fresh black pepper. 1 tsp. Adobo pepper, 1 tsp. Adobo pepper seasoning, ½ tsp. Basil, ½ tsp. Oregano, ½ tsp of paprika.

Noel: Ariel that looks like a lot of work.. You should put beacon in it as a reward for all the hard working going into making this Vine Ripe Tomato Salad.

Ariel: No reward! I mean the reward is the healthy meal...

Noel: And the bad breath with all that garlic..

Ariel: Moving on! Cut up all the tomatoes, quartering them and remembering to cut off the tops so no green will be used. Put them in a large stainless steel bowl. Then, add oil and vinegar, tossing gently. Add crushed garlic mix. Cover with plastic wrap and set on kitchen counter for an hour. This will give the tomato mixture time to settle and release all of the flavor.

Noel: It will give you a chance to go to the store and buy some real food..

Ariel: Don’t listen to him.. He’s a nut-job.. Okay back to the recipe! Refrigerate and transfer to small containers. Sharing with your friends is the best part.

Noel: Yeah right, I share this with my friends and they’ll slap me around with it.

Ariel: So readers... Ignore my partner and enjoy your Tomato Salad

© 2012 Frank Atanacio

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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Good Morning Frank, I absolutely loved this hub :) I was not in a very good mood but thanks to you that has now changed. Adorable children. Is one of them yours?

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Senoritaa 5 years ago

Hahahaha! What a creative way to share a recipe!! Although that does sound like a lot of garlic, and I must agree with Noel about throwing in some bacon (:-)), but that was one entertaining hub!!!

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

This one Frank is indeed a true gem.

What beautiful children and then a great recipe to bookmark as well.

I award it an up up and away without a doubt.

Take care my friend and here's to so many more to share for a long time to come.


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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much Susan and good morning.. they are not my children butI love them just the same.. and Senoritaa hope you try it LOL Eddy thank you for taking part in this recipe :) bless you all Frank

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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

Frank, you surprise me with your ability of writing. This is wonderful. I did not read your recipe, I watched it being prepared.

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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

Hi Frank, Thank you for my morning laugh, really enjoyed it. Voted up and Funny.

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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

haha...loved the angle with which you narrated this recipe.

voted up as funny, indeed!

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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

Oh I love this. The banter back and forth was gut busting especially with the image of the adorable little darlings in my head. I'm going to have to try this. Frank, you should write a book of recipes from these guys. They are hilarious!

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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Hilarious, and so true of children. I just loved it. Those kids are beautiful also. Thanks for a heartwarming read Frank. I needed this today.

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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

Franks, you have my votes, u,f,a,i. This is another example of how creative you are, a creative thinker. Loved it. Thanks for the laugh. Have a good one!

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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

Thanks VG hope you try to recipe... I did.. and thank youWriter20 for just being you.. and Ruchira thank you for reading my recipe..:) Poetvix I'm glad you liked the recipe too..right? Hyphen...just good to see you God bless you.. and thelyricwriter.. you're da bomb

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shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

Frank this is real cute! Loved it! Noel is smart..maybe voicing your thoughts!! Have a blessed day!

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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

thank so much shim for taking a look at my recipe :)

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Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi Frank

Loved this one. I have never been so entertained by reading a recipe.

Voted up up and away!

Have a good day my friend.

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Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton Author

Thank you Sue Im glad you read my recipe :)

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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

I love this, very creative

You should write a recipe book in this form with these 2 adorable children.

Thank you for the laugh.

Voting across the board

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much Rosemary, the baby and the dog :)

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lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Wow! That salad with bacon tickled my tastebuds. I voted up funny and must say that I enjoy your recipes:) voted up!

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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much Marlene :)

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Faith Reaper 18 months ago from southern USA

Ah, now, how adorable ...The Cooking Corner with Ariel and Noel! This has to be one of the most creative recipe hubs I've read since being on HP. I love the dialogue here between the two ...hilarious.

Yummy recipe too! Awesome

I must check out the other

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Frank Atanacio 18 months ago from Shelton Author

wow this was three years ago.. thanks for checking it out Faith

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