Homemade Oven-Dried Tomatoes

Chef Snow does a fabulous job explaining the hows and whys of making oven-dried tomatoes.

From Chef Snow at Harvest Eating: Learn how to oven-dry tomatoes and save them in olive oil – a great way to deal with your abundant summer tomatoes!
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Store Tomatoes

Proper storage of tomatoes will keep a tomato fresher longer and give it its best flavour.
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Ripen Green Tomatoes – 6 Different Methods

Tip 1: The close presence of a banana, and its ethylene gas, speeds the ripening process for a tomato.

Tip 2: Tomatoes do not ripen faster on a windowsill, although it is pretty and my sons, as many, love to display their garden-tomato efforts, the sunlight, needed to grow the tomatoes, is not not needed to ripen it.
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Ripen Garden Tomatoes Slowly Over MONTHS for Winter Consumption

Ah the joy and satisfaction of eating a tomato fresh from your own garden! With a few easy steps, you are able to eat fresh, tasty tomatoes from your garden in the winter months…. tomatoes as fresh as just picked.

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Keep Tomatoes Fresh Longer

Tomatoes contain vitamins A, B6, C, and E and loads of minerals. The brighter red your tomato, the more vitamins and nutrients.
Storage recommendations are different depending on the purpose of the tomato- for eating raw or as an ingredient in cooking and its condition- whole or in parts. Find here the best tips to keeping this health-fruit fresh and tasty.

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Peel a Tomato

Step by step instructions on how to peel a tomato.
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Simple Homemade Pasta Sauce

A simple pasta sauce made from tomatoes, garlic, onion, carrot, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, tomato paste, sugar and parsley.
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Make a Tomato Facial Scrub

Adorable video from Michelle Phan demonstrating how to make a simple facial scrub from a tomato and 1 tablespoon of sugar- full of interesting facts about the tomato’s effect on the skin.
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Grow Tomatoes in a Pot

Growing tomatoes in pots is the perfect option for gardeners living in apartments or homes with poor soil.

The supplies:

1 large pot per tomato plant

Tomato plants grow fast and they can grow quite large, so you will need a large pot- 25-30 gallon. Pot type is important. You will need good drainage- to avoid rotting the roots, so look for a pot with either holes on the bottom or a built-in drainage tray. The material of the pot should be resin, durable plastic or wood. Avoid containers made of metal or pressure...

Grill a Tomato

Grilling intensifies the flavour of the tomato and caramelizes natural sugars. Careful not to overcook!

Ingredients:

1 tomato
topping of a tablespoon of garlic, cheese, oregano or basil – optional
a teaspoon of oil

Instructions:

1. Cut out the tomato stem.
2. Cut the tomato in half (top to bottom)
3. Brush the cut side of the tomato lightly with the oil.
4. Place tomatoes, cut side down, on your grill.
5. Cook 2 minutes for a small tomato, 3 minutes for a large...

Fried Green Tomatoes

A fantastic way to enjoy unripe tomatoes harvested before the first frost. Delicious with...

Open-Faced Sandwich

Fantastic way to start the morning. This recipe calls for the tomatoes to be grilled, but...

Baked Ziti

Layers of sour cream, cheeses, pasta, beef makes this is a filling comfort food. Use bottled...

Chef Snow does a fabulous job explaining the hows and whys of making oven-dried tomatoes.

From Chef Snow at Harvest Eating: Learn how to oven-dry tomatoes and save them in olive oil – a great way to deal with your abundant summer tomatoes!
(more…)

Proper storage of tomatoes will keep a tomato fresher longer and give it its best flavour.
(more…)

Tip 1: The close presence of a banana, and its ethylene gas, speeds the ripening process for a tomato.

Tip 2: Tomatoes do not ripen faster on a windowsill, although it is pretty and my sons, as many, love to display their garden-tomato efforts, the sunlight, needed to grow the tomatoes, is not not needed to ripen it.
(more…)

Ah the joy and satisfaction of eating a tomato fresh from your own garden! With a few easy steps, you are able to eat fresh, tasty tomatoes from your garden in the winter months…. tomatoes as fresh as just picked.

(more…)

Tomatoes contain vitamins A, B6, C, and E and loads of minerals. The brighter red your tomato, the more vitamins and nutrients.
Storage recommendations are different depending on the purpose of the tomato- for eating raw or as an ingredient in cooking and its condition- whole or in parts. Find here the best tips to keeping this health-fruit fresh and tasty.

(more…)

Step by step instructions on how to peel a tomato.
(more…)

A simple pasta sauce made from tomatoes, garlic, onion, carrot, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, tomato paste, sugar and parsley.
(more…)

Adorable video from Michelle Phan demonstrating how to make a simple facial scrub from a tomato and 1 tablespoon of sugar- full of interesting facts about the tomato’s effect on the skin.
(more…)

A refreshing appetizer for the seafood lover. Any type of red tomato can be used as long as it is peeled and seeded.

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Growing tomatoes in pots is the perfect option for gardeners living in apartments or homes with poor soil.

The supplies:

1 large pot per tomato plant

Tomato plants grow fast and they can grow quite large, so you will need a large pot- 25-30 gallon. Pot type is important. You will need good drainage- to avoid rotting the roots, so look for a pot with either holes on the bottom or a built-in drainage tray. The material...

Recipe: Tomato Tart

Video from Chef Keith Snow- my favourite chef to watch. Delicious recipe.

To read about Chef Snow's Tomato Tart Recipe click here!

In Praise of Tomatoes

In Praise of Tomatoes

Straight from the vine to the cookpot and to terrific trivia: everyone will enjoy this juicy tribute to tangy, tasty tomato...


Tomatoes & Mozzarella

Tomatoes & Mozzarella

At last there is a cookbook that celebrates the simple sophistication of this classic combination...


Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

Carrots Love Tomatoes: Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening

Sprinkled with her trademark quotations, anecdotes and detailed line drawings, Louise Riotte lists hundreds of plants and their ideal (and not so ideal) companions...


Tantalizing Tomatoes: Smart Tips & Tasty Picks for Gardeners Everywhere

Tantalizing Tomatoes: Smart Tips & Tasty Picks for Gardeners Everywhere

Tantalizing Tomatoes: Smart Tips & Tasty Picks for Gardeners Everywhere


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