A very familiar sight in most country kitchens.
My Tomato plants were dripping with fruits, so yet another batch of preserves was made; this time just plain Tomatoes.
I still have plenty of unripened fruits at Haddock's so no doubt a few more batches will be done before Winter sets in. Each batch makes 7 x 500 gm jars, so 3½ Kilos at each go.
I picked the Tomatoes at 8.30 am, and after preparing, cooking, jar-filling, etc, they went on to sterilise for an hour at 10.30. All was done by 11.30; and very little work involved.
The way things are looking, I shall still be preserving well into October.
That's better. I made Spag Bol again last night. Tomatoes from neighbour. There is a glut over here too.ReplyDelete
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Looks like a great winter for you with rich sauces. You've got to make some sourdough bread to go with it.ReplyDelete
I would love to master 'Sourdough' bread making. I'll give it a go when it gets cooler.Delete
Add a few of your own grown basil leaves when you make the pasta and it's the simplest and the best sauce in the world because you know where those tomatoes come from.ReplyDelete
Greetings Maria x
I did put a few leaves of Basil in with each pot; I don't know if it will have flavoured it, but I'm hoping.Delete
They do Cro,two to three fresh leaves per jar are enough; more makes the sauce bitter. xDelete
Our tomato harvest is finished now, so now we are on to our potatoes!ReplyDelete
My plants are still covered with huge green fruits.Maybe I'll have to bring them in to ripen indoors.Delete
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No, I hadn't heard. Doesn't sound good; keep us informed.Delete
If only there was a tomato glut up here in the North, but so such luck. Incidentally - Tom was talking about a book he has found with quince recipes in it - I told him to let you have a few.ReplyDelete
I've now composted them all. I did roast a few slices with a Chicken, and I've put a few slices in the freezer for Christmas. Sadly most recipes are sweet, and we don't really do 'sweet'.Delete
Lovely, my girls won't leave enough kn the ones for me to preserve!ReplyDelete
We have loads. No kids here; that's why!Delete
God preserve us.ReplyDelete
He's preserving me bit by bit.Delete
Some friends came round and took the last of our tomatoes, courgettes and aubergines. Now the fence is down ready for Philippe to plough it in the spring.ReplyDelete
I wish I'd designed Haddock's so that a tractor could get in. Even my rotovator has packed up now. Digging for me!Delete
I love homegrown tomatoes more than almost anything. I'm hoping that by next summer we will be in our new home and I can plant a few.ReplyDelete
Tomatoes are the one thing you should grow even if you have just a window box. There is nothing to compare with home-grown Toms.Delete
Frantically preserving tomatoes here too Cro. Red gold for the winter.ReplyDelete
I don't know what I'd do without them!Delete
Great that you are making the most of tomatoes' grand exit. I made another variation on your chicken curry recipe for supper tonight, and will lengthen its span tomorrow by adding eggplant to the red and green peppers, onions and okra that were part of this evening's debut.ReplyDelete
Thank you again for inspiring me to start some curry experimenting. Delicious!
Another one tomorrow Frances.Delete