It deserves a place in Tidbits. Glenna Peterson sent us her "Red Food" recipe, which she calls "BEET DIGGER JIGGLERS."And since Aunt Edna just can't bring herself to test this one, due to a real aversion to beets in any form, we're printing this one for all you beet-lovers out there.


Juice from 1 can pickled beets Fruit juice (pear is especially good)

1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin

1 package (3 ounces) lemon flavored gelatin

Add fruit juice to beet juice to equal 1 cup liquid. Pour liquid into 5-by-7-inch glass loaf pan. Add gelatin, let soak for 5 minutes. Heat in microwave until very hot. (This does not need to boil.) Add lemon gelatin and dissolve completely. Chill at least 3 hours until firm. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Glenna comments, "Is not this just what we need? Another Jell-O recipe from the Jell-O Capital of the World."

Glenna, Glenna, Glenna . . . this is so swell that we're sending you a prize anyway!


As part of its upcoming 100th anniversary celebration, S&W Fine Foods is announcing a "One-Dish Family Favorites" recipe contest.

All recipes must include at least one (surprised?) S&W product as an ingredient, serve at least four and take less than 45 minutes to prepare and cook.

First prize is a vacation for two to San Francisco (airfare, lodging and $500 spending money.) A total of $6,000 in prizes will be given to winning entries.

Send a stamped, self-addressed legal-size envelope for contest rules to:

S&W One-Dish Family Favorites Recipe Contest

P.O. Box 1814

Hoboken, NJ 07030.

Entries must be received by June 30, 1995.

S&W is a major beet canning company. Glenna, here's your big chance!


A company named DNA Plant Technology announces that the USDA has approved its "Endless Summer" tomato, a genetically modified tomato that has been bred to deliver great taste and ideal ripeness, year-round.

The "Endless Summer" tomato will be test-marketed this spring, for broader distribution planned for fall, 1995.

Great news, since that's about the time that the last back-yard summer tomatoes are picked from the vine.

Maybe these tomatoes won't taste like they belong in a wax museum.