Life in Tomato Land

Huge bowl of cooked tomatoes.

Huge bowl of cooked tomatoes.

All of the tomatoes could not fit in the picture, nor on the counter.

All of the tomatoes could not fit in the picture, nor on the counter.

Just a few of today's pick.

Just a few of today’s pick.

Chucnky fresh tomato sauce.  I need to break up the chunks and it will be ready to eat!

Chucnky fresh tomato sauce. I need to break up the chunks and it will be ready to eat!

One thing that people don’t think of or remember is that once you pick the veggies, you have to do something with essentially is a very perishable product.  A fresh homegrown tomato is on top of the perishable list.  Now a hot house tomato, there was an NPR piece last year about them bouncing out of the truck and being entirely intact.  Now MY sweet bursting with flavor Rutger tomatoes may self destruct if I pile them up in a sack to bring into the house.  Therefore, I have a project ahead of me.  It’s time to make things tomato,  Sauce, soup, gazpacho, salsa, BLT’s, tomato/fresh mozzarella salads, salads, etc.  Here are a few pictures of the tomato madness currently at my home.

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3 thoughts on “Life in Tomato Land

  1. I’ve just started gardening and last year I couldn’t keep up with my tomatoes! Started giving them away. I made salsa, and a delicious tomato soup. I loved the Spaghetti Sauce I made but it was sort of thin with large chunks. My kids didn’t like it as much as I did. Any suggestions?

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    • I have a great recipe for gazpacho soup on the blog. It is soooooo good.
      Ok…for tomato sauce. I think I’ll blog my recipe, as the key is to get the water content right. Tomatoes are so full of water. I will put that recipe up, and how to prepare it with fresh tomato so it is not thin. Thanks for writing!

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