Friday, January 7, 2011

Tomatoes is on my mind.

I have lit the fire, the kettle is on and while I was over at
checking out her Tomato Relish recipe I saw her post about this..thought I'd give it a go, so here we are.  Another post about tomatoes. How lucky are you guys!!

I have a few recipes that look good but I will also get the dehydrater out and try to dry some again.  Last time I tried this though they can't have been done properly as they went mouldy.   Idiot!!  I have the stove going so I should be putting some in the oven not using power.  It's all a thinking thing isn't it.

Daughter was here last night and they had been over to Spud Shed and she had bought a box of tomatoes.  Silly Girl, if she answered her phone sometimes she would have known I had heaps.  More for me to play around with...but there are so many...and am not a good cook...and there are so many...
I made a really nice tomato sauce recipe, years ago, but cannot find the recipe now so anything I do today will be new so I hope they taste OK. 

I don't like following recipes but I supose that for this I should and then next time work on some changes. Like adding zuchinni.  I have heaps of that too.

'Nother thought, make different batches, write down what I think and pick the best for next time. 

I better go search for those jars that are *somewhere*.


  1. with the dried tomatoes if they are semi dried cover with olive oil and store in the fridge or yes you need to make sure they have no moisture left in them other wise they will go mouldy.ours never last long enough to go mouldy ..I have a lovely tomato relish recipe my fiend and I thought about maketing it along time ago . its really delicious here is the link to the recipe on my blog .

  2. We have no tomatoes growing and Hanno told me this morning that local tomatoes are $9 a kilo. We have none and I always HAVE to have tomatoes in the house. I'm jealous of all those tomatoes. I hope youmake some delicious relish with them.

  3. While I don't have as many tomatoes as you (yet) I'm like you and looking for ways to use up what I do have. I envy you your dehydrator. It's on my wish list. Popped over from Rhonda's blog.

  4. Hello to Rhonda Jean and Calidore

    Sherrie, I looked for it on your blog and couldn't find it. I was going to email you later.

    I used Rhonda Jeans recipe but did modify...I just can't seem to help myself. But it tastes good. I pureed it and made sauce. Going to do another lot soon so will look at yours Sherrie.

  5. Aaaaah, here in Alabama we would kill just about now for a fresh tomato that was shipped in, just a nice one from a garden nearby or from the backyard.

    Fear of mold is the reason I don't buy a fancy, schmancy dehydrator and get started.

  6. Hello Barb, good luck with your tomato relish.
    I dehydrated some of our "feral" tomatoes two years' ago and they're still fine. Think I over-dryed them, but they're ok in stews etc.
    Am going to try Sherrie's hint about covering them with olive oil next time.
    This year we have a few more ferals coming up, they're just little cherry tomatoes that grow where they will - taste beaut if I leave them on the vine as long as possible.
    Found your blog via Rhonda Jean. Cheerio :D

  7. overflowing fresh garden that's a problem I'd like to have! snow outside & nothing in our once prolific garden these days. Hope your tomato preserving goes smoothly, Barb!