Pondering tomatoes. We have a lot of them.

Cooked up on August 28, 2011

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These are the tomatoes that I picked during one weekday last week. Since then we’ve made homemade salsa (twice), eaten plenty of them raw and in salads and we still have a bunch of them — which I love.

I’ve decided that this summer and fall I will try to see how many ways I can use them creatively. I’d like to learn to can, but I also have discovered that I could dry them in the sun or in the oven and keep them for a later date. I could also probably pack them in oil and charge $6/pint… hmm…(but seriously, how awesome does having homemade dried tomatoes sound?)

Long story short, I am on the lookout for creative, frugal and/or interesting ways to use lots of homemade tomatoes. I think this is an opportunity to learn a lot and make good use of the literal fruits of our effort. Send me your ideas!


  1. I’ve never actually gotten around to making sun-dried tomatoes (even when we grew our own!) so I’d be super interested in finding out how that turns out for you, should you try it! 🙂 My favorites used to be my mom’s homemade ketchup (catsup?) and of course salsa is a perrenial favorite. Have fun!

    Comment by Jacque E — August 29, 2011 @ 8:05 am

  2. I’ll definitely do the drying one. Ketchup/catsup sounds fun too! Now I need to research some recipes.

    Thanks for reading, by the way 🙂

    Comment by rbkhubbard — August 29, 2011 @ 1:09 pm

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