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‘Cherry Tomato Lady’ to sign books

PORTSMOUTH — Joan Thomas Ungerleider, often called “The Cherry Tomato Lady,” will sign copies of her new book on Nov. 19 at the Portsmouth Public Library, which is located at 1220 Gallia St. in Portsmouth.

The signing will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the main floor.

She will be autographing her new book release “Cooking with The Cherry Tomato Lady: A Grandmother’s Mix of Memories and Recipes.”

During her visit at the library that evening she will also be presenting “10 Creative Ways to Transform Your Memories Into Keepsake Gifts.”

This talk is loaded with ideas for crafting meaningful gifts your children and grandchildren will treasure and is absolutely free to attend.

The cookbook that will be available for signing, dishes up more than 200 recipes along with nostalgic recollections spanning six generations.

Readers will find tales of grandmothers who nurtured snapping turtles before turning them into soup and a young girl’s first bite of “pizza pie.”

Inspired by a grandmother who had a penchant for growing cherry tomatoes, the book is a tribute to relationships kindled in the kitchen.