Monday, September 29, 2008

Tomatoes + Blender

Neighbor man brought fresh tomatoes to us yesterday. About 12 of them. They were from his sister's garden. They weren't very pretty but it is the end of the growing season. And they were free so I can't be picky.

I knew we wouldn't get through all of them before they started to go bad so I knew I had to come up with a way of preserving them. And it had to be a quick method because it was already after 7pm and I didn't want to be in the kitchen all night.

I decided to try my luck at doing this without a recipe. I blanched them, peeled the skin, cored them, cut them in half and tossed them in the blender. I gave it a whirl and ended up with 5 cups of tomato puree. I hope this will give our chilis and stews this winter a nice kick.


Anonymous said...

nice work - I'm staring at eight tomatoes myself. I think I will do that tomorrow night.

Amy said...

That is a great idea! My tomatoes didn't do well this year, but I may have to dry some of our herbs. Gotta love free tomatoes though- that is great!

Kate said...

That is so awesome. Great way to use those free tomatoes. I have been watching the stores for some marked-down, past their prime tomatoes so that I can do the same thing.