This is the first post of three where I am going to make some recommendations as to what you should do with your tomatoes. Are you ready? We're doing two a day.
Preserving Tomatoes Recommendation #1: Roast them!
Last year was the first year I did roasted tomatoes and we could not get enough of them. Click here to read about my excitement and for directions. We used them all through the winter- in quiches, on pizza (with pesto and mozzarella), in pasta dishes, etc. If you like sun-dried tomatoes, you'll love these.
Last year, we roasted them in the oven overnight. This year, we have a food dehydrator and tried drying them in the same manner that we roasted them. As many of you could have probably told me, drying them is not the same as roasting them, even if you use the same temperature. They are certainly edible, they're just missing the sweet, tangy roasted flavor. Stick to the oven. That's how I will be doing the rest of mine. This year, I also got a little wiser and made up a large amount of the basil garlic topping to have on hand for the many upcoming roasting sessions.
Preserving Tomatoes Recommendation #2: Make Tomato Soup!
I wrote about tomato soup and gave you the recipe here back in March while we were enjoying eating it. I told you I would remind you come summer. This is your reminder, folks, so get busy!