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For those with oodles of tomatoes

PostPosted: August 10th, 2018, 5:57 am
by Zosherooney

Re: For those with oodles of tomatoes

PostPosted: August 10th, 2018, 7:05 am
by Badger's mate
Looks good. I make a tomato and feta filo tart using roasted tomatoes, after a recipe by Michael Michaud. Same sort of idea.

Re: For those with oodles of tomatoes

PostPosted: August 10th, 2018, 8:40 am
by TeresaFoodie
Reading that did make me :drool:

A big fan of Lindsey's big red book of tomatoes.

Think I'll have tomatoes on toast for breakfast! :tu:

Re: For those with oodles of tomatoes

PostPosted: August 10th, 2018, 10:15 am
by earthmaiden
The problem with a lot of summer tomato tarts is that there is tomato and pastry but nothing which marries the two very well. I have never made a tomato tarte tatin but like to think that the caramelized juices would serve this purpose.

Re: For those with oodles of tomatoes

PostPosted: August 11th, 2018, 3:18 pm
by Zosherooney
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This was the really ugly one that was photoed green some time back.

Re: For those with oodles of tomatoes

PostPosted: August 11th, 2018, 4:15 pm
by TeresaFoodie
Wow! :chops: Usually the ugliest are the tastiest! :drool:

Re: For those with oodles of tomatoes

PostPosted: August 12th, 2018, 9:31 am
by Herbidacious
What variety is that, Zosh? Black Russian?

I need to use my delicious roasted tomato passata today. Not sure what to do with it...

I bought a tomato press (see what have you cooked vegetarian today thread) to help with tomato crop. It is currently my new favourite gadget.

Re: For those with oodles of tomatoes

PostPosted: August 12th, 2018, 10:07 am
by karadekoolaid
Herbidacious wrote:I need to use my delicious roasted tomato passata today. Not sure what to do with it...


Have you tried bottling it, Herbi? For use in cold , blustery February 2019, for example?
My neighbour buys a whole crate of tomatoes (when they´re cheap) and makes gallons of passata. She bottles it when hot, then floats an inch of olive oil on top and stores it in the cupboard.

Re: For those with oodles of tomatoes

PostPosted: August 12th, 2018, 10:42 am
by liketocook
I make lots of passatta every year. I freeze it 400ml amounts and that works well for me. This year I'm thinking of trying to make tomato concentrate/puree if I get a decent crop. I really should think about getting one of those tomato presses :)

Re: For those with oodles of tomatoes

PostPosted: August 12th, 2018, 6:32 pm
by Zosherooney
Yes Herb, a Black russian and jolly tasty they are too, very sweet, almost not like a tomato at all.

I was reading about pasta bottling, seems to be very much a family Italian thing. We are eating a lot of them at the moment and giving some to my cat sitters and waterers as a thank you when we will be away. Can one be poisoned by too many tomatoes :chops: :chops: Skins can be a bit on the tough side but that's where the teeth come in....

Found it ! https://chewtown.com/2015/03/how-to-mak ... ly-method/

Re: For those with oodles of tomatoes

PostPosted: August 12th, 2018, 6:59 pm
by Herbidacious
I picked one and it was a bit mealy, alas, and not 'smokey' as promised. But some of my tomatoes did suffer while I was in Germany last month, so...

I'd like to bottle some passata, but I am always nervous about such things. There was the mouldy smoked roasted peppers in oil incident... But that was when I was young and inexperienced. Still, I'd hate to got to a lot of effort and use up a lot of tomatoes for htem to be wasted. I shall probably go down the freezing route, although I shall have to chuck stuff out to make room.
I suppose one could dry some. I have a dessiccator thingy somewhere.

Tomatoes are supposed to be bad for arthritis...

Re: For those with oodles of tomatoes

PostPosted: August 12th, 2018, 8:19 pm
by Zosherooney
Oh heck, my joints do ache sometimes, but I understand the layer underneath the tomato skin is wonderful for your health....

Re: For those with oodles of tomatoes

PostPosted: August 12th, 2018, 10:17 pm
by karadekoolaid
Do not be afraid to make passata and bottle it for the winter months.It´s really very easy; if you´re a little worried, just make a small lot ( say, 5 kgs) and see how it turns out.
I´ve looked at several links and this one https://www.delallo.com/blog/canning-to ... -passata/# seems to be the simplest.

Re: For those with oodles of tomatoes

PostPosted: August 13th, 2018, 7:06 am
by Herbidacious
Thank you!

Re: For those with oodles of tomatoes

PostPosted: August 13th, 2018, 7:26 am
by cyprusmoira
I made a large quantity of tomato sauce then froze it in separate bags.. It was just onions, tomatoes and salt, no water or other additives.

Moira

Re: For those with oodles of tomatoes

PostPosted: August 13th, 2018, 7:03 pm
by PatsyMFagan
Herbidacious wrote:Tomatoes are supposed to be bad for arthritis...


Apparently all the Nightshade family (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and aubergine) cause inflammation for those who have OA :rolleyes: