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Giant crates of Tomatoes!

echootje

TRIBE Member
So, I just bought about 50+lbs of Roma Tomatoes at IGA for $15, I could've saved $2 on the same basket if I went to fiesta farms but it's a large, fucking heavy crate and a longer walk!

Anyway, tonight I canned some salsa, tomorrow I'm canning some more Salsa, Thursday I'm canning some Pasta Sauce.. I'm going to end up with about 10 jars of Salsa at least.. (oh yeah, one of the markets on Spadina has green peppers for 59c/lb)

What else can I do with so many tomatoes in a limited timeframe.. Maybe I'll just jar rest of the tomatoes...

Rob

I made the old Italian lady ahead in line proud because I was such a young man to know how to do such things LOL! I just like Tomatoes!
 

saskboy

TRIBE Member
my tomatoes are getting nice and ripe in the backyard

i have five containers

the taste is incredible compared to store bought tomatoes

Rob, did the old Italian lady get your number (for her granddaughter)?
 

echootje

TRIBE Member
There is now way I would ever waste a perfectly ripe home-grown garden tomato on the canning process. Lets be serious, here, boiling it up for sauce, to go on pasta or tortillas. ;)

Stop complaining about how home grown is better and admit that the giant crate of tomatoes has it's uses. :p

Rob
 

evil homer

TRIBE Member
chutney
or can them 'whole' you boil them for 60 seconds, put them into a tub f ice water, peel off the skins and put into jars with a few basil leaves, a few glugs of olive oil and a garlic clove or two. process the jars for around 15 minutes.
 

miss riot

TRIBE Promoter
Is that an any IGA? I hate IGA but it's close to my house. Where's Fiesta Farms?

This many tomatoes sounds like heaven.

You can also totally freeze them as well. I do that & then later use it as fresh for sauces.
 

LivingRoomPornstar

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by miss riot
Is that an any IGA? I hate IGA but it's close to my house. Where's Fiesta Farms?

This many tomatoes sounds like heaven.

You can also totally freeze them as well. I do that & then later use it as fresh for sauces.
He's talking about the IGA at Dupont/Ossington vs. The Fiesta Farms at Christie/Essex St(just south of dupont).

I've never actually shopped at Fiesta Farms, and it's about the same distance from my house(I live on Essex St, right by ossington).

Dan
 

futronic

TRIBE Member
Get a boatload of buffalo mozzarella and make a lot of caprese salad. :)

I scored a lot of tomatoes from my Nonna's garden on Saturday, and have been eating at least a couple a day. Good stuff.

-- Jay aka Fut
 

Gfunkdiva

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Poot
This reminds me... time to visit my nonna. :D :D

Well worth the drive to Hamilton!

Hey me too!! Well, Stoney Creek... she taught me how to process tomatoes when I was wee... she's so proud that I know how to make pizza, pasta... but mine will never be better than hers!

Little old italian nonnas rule.
 

MOD ONE

TRIBE Member
Get some good bread and cut it in half top with butter or olive oil, sea salt, cracked pepper, fresh garlic and Parmesan cheese and toast.

Dice up tomatoes mix with fresh basil and garlic and put in a bowl and mix.

When the bread his nice and toasty top with tomato mix and eat away.
 

evil homer

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by rizzlah
sun-dried?
that's a good idea.

just cut them in half, scoop out the seeds, lay on trays (or just newspaper) and leave them in the sun for two days. you can also do them for ~3 hours in a 250 degree oven but it won't have quite the same texture and who wants to leave the oven on for 3 hours in august.
 
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