Cherry tomato overload!

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Cherry tomato overload!

Postby vintagerose » Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:45 am

Hi Everyone,

I was wondering if anyone had some ideas for me to use up my 100's of cherry and mini roma tomato's. I have picked so many and there's still more to come!

I wanted to make some pasta sauce and maybe some relish. Is it possible to use these tomato's for this?

Any other ideas would great!



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Re: Cherry tomato overload!

Postby BJTJ » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:06 pm

Hi Mellisa
one of the things I do with excessive tomatoes is to just wash and freeze in ziplock bags. When I need them I just defrost and put through the mouli or just put them straight into the slow cooker or whatever the meal. It is a great way for using them up in winter in stews, casseroles etc when you haven't got them in the garden.

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Re: Cherry tomato overload!

Postby northwest1 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:11 pm

Hi Melissa,
I use up tomatoes by cooking them up with capsicum and onion. The quantities are: 1 kilo tomatoes, one onion, and half a capsicum, all chopped. Put them all in a saucepan with some salt and about a teaspoon of sugar. Bring to the boil, stirring, and then simmer uncovered until only about a third of the liquid remains. Either freeze in 1 cup quantities, or pour into sterilised jars and then water process for ten minutes. Great on mashed potatoes, on steak, as a side with barbecues.... :)

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Re: Cherry tomato overload!

Postby vintagerose » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:25 am

Thanks for these great idea's for my tomatoes. This is my first year growing tomatoes so when the cherry ones self seeded I just let them go. They really go crazy!

Thanks again! I will be out picking more today!

Mel :D

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