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Roasted Tomato Sauce {with Vegetables}

Roasted Tomato Sauce

When I’ve got tomatoes coming out of my ears and they are in buckets and bowls all over my kitchen, people will invariably ask when they see them, “what are you going to do with all those tomatoes?” Um, let’s see: Addictive Tomato Chutney, Dried Tomatoes, Salsa, pizza/seasoned sauce, Tomato & Feta Salad, Zucchini, Corn & Tomato Saute…well, the list could go on and on. The most important w…


How to Easily Ripen Tomatoes at the End of The Season

Ripening Tomatoes in Enamel Bowl

…acos, salads, and sandwiches and I usually get one last batch of Roasted Tomato Sauce to freeze from bag-ripened tomatoes. Oh, and that green one at the bottom? There’s usually one or two of those – the tomatoes that refuse to ripen. Don’t sweat it. Sometimes I’ve had tomatoes ripening in their bags into December – but this year we’ll be lucky if we’re eating garden fresh tomatoes through October. Do you…


Tuesday Garden Party- Tomatoes And Potatoes

Yep, you read that right- I’ve gotten my first ripe tomatoes and a couple of ripe mini peppers!! And only a couple weeks later than last year, which surprised me after our record-making spring. But before I show you my tomatoes, I want to share with you a harvest picture emailed to me by a reader yesterday: Sakura is learning to grow her own food and finding the joy in that- even amid the occasional frustrations. She shared with me tha…


How To Dry And Store Tomatoes In Olive Oil: The Video

Dried-Tomatoes-in-Olive-Oil

…ura!) Brian and I put together a 5 minute video that outlines each step and also goes into detail about what the tomatoes should look like when dry enough to store in oil. I hope this video makes it clearer for you and that you’ll see how easy it is to make and store tomatoes this way. It’s just another awesome way to put up our garden (or market) produce for the winter! Here’s more on the safety of this technique that I menti…


Tuesday Garden Party- Drying Tomatoes

Thank you to all who gave me some great recipe ideas for all the peppers that are ripening for me now! My favorite was to make fajitas- we love Mexican and that’s a great way to use a lot of peppers. I’m kinda disappointed in the Sweet Cherry Peppers, though- they are thick with seeds in the middle, so when you try to eat them whole, you get a mouthful of seeds- yuck. I was hoping to pickle them whole, but won’t be able to wit…


Tomato Time {Tuesday Garden Party}

Tomatoes

This is the time of year many gardeners wait for in the Pacific Northwest – when the tomatoes are coming on strong. At our house we’ve been eating tomatoes for about three weeks, but last week was when I finally had enough to can the first batch of Addictive Tomato Chutney as well as the first quarts of frozen Roasted Tomato Sauce. We ate our first tomato on August 6th and it was an ultra-early…


Drying Tomatoes And Storing In Oil

Dried-Tomatoes-in-Olive-Oil

…en more safely information I’ve found (which confirms for me that this is still the best way to keep dried tomatoes!)* This is how I’ve stored my dried tomatoes for years: in a vintage canning jar covered in olive oil and sitting in a kitchen cabinet. I’ve found them much easier to use this way: cut up in Italian pasta, over salads, and in dips, just to name a few. I learned this technique by reading a well-k…


TGP: Favorite Garden Catalogs & Seeds

Pintetree catalog

Today we’re talking garden catalogs and the seeds we buy every year- in other words, the ones we won’t garden without! This is the place to let everyone know your favorites before we place our orders so maybe we can try them, too. Now, I’ve mentioned before why I love starting plants from seeds even when my garden is small, but let me quickly reiterate the reasons: You get to pick the varieties, not the nursery, which enables…


Canned Tomatoes & Chilies {a Rotel Copycat Recipe}

Rotel Canned-Tomatoes-Chilies

…mes as much as 1-1/2 cups! However, a quick look at the ingredient list on a can of Rotel shows no sugar, just: tomatoes chilies salt spices citric acid OK, basically tomatoes and chilies – I should be able to do that. But since chilies are a low-acid ingredient and tomatoes are right on the edge of being safe for water-bath canning (with the addition of citric acid or lemon juice), I needed to find a tested recipe tha…


Tuesday Garden Party- Tomatoes That Ripened First

…all-sized), and continue to produce beautiful fruit until frost without succumbing to the wilt that gets so many tomatoes in our damp climate. If not for these and the paste tomatoes, there would have been years I wouldn’t have been able to can and freeze very many tomato products. So even with the current heirloom craze, I will never have a tomato garden without at least one plant of Early Girl hybrids as a insurance policy of sorts. *smil…


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