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Post  TexasTracy on 6/29/2013, 3:26 pm

Is there any way to save the tomatoes that I have already harvested until I get enough to can?
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Post  camprn on 6/29/2013, 3:33 pm

@TexasTracy wrote:Is there any way to save the tomatoes that I have already harvested until I get enough to can?
Skin 'em and freeze what you have until you have enough to break out the kettle. Do you know how to peel the tomatoes?


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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/29/2013, 3:34 pm

I'd throw them in the freezer, whole, in a plastic grocery bag.

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Post  Turan on 6/29/2013, 3:40 pm

If at all possible I bake them down before freezing, I think the flavor is better.  Last year when I realized the freezer was a little too full for fall butchering I then took out a lot of bags of roasted tomatoes.  I ran them through the food processor semi frozen.  Heated up.  Packed into jars and hot water bath canned.  I put a teaspoon of lemon or wine vinegar into the jars to make sure it was still acidic enough.   It made heavenly spaghetti sauce.

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Post  Turan on 6/29/2013, 3:42 pm

The frozen tomatoes are really easy to skin as they thaw.  But I like the skin and when I realized that I was only skinning tomatoes from tradition I quit and no one has ever noticed.

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Post  camprn on 6/29/2013, 3:43 pm

@Turan wrote:If at all possible I bake them down before freezing, I think the flavor is better.  Last year when I realized the freezer was a little too full for fall butchering I then took out a lot of bags of roasted tomatoes.  I ran them through the food processor semi frozen.  Heated up.  Packed into jars and hot water bath canned.  I put a teaspoon of lemon or wine vinegar into the jars to make sure it was still acidic enough.   It made heavenly spaghetti sauce.
+1 Last year the tomatoes that I roasted before putting up had tremendous flavor.

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Post  TexasTracy on 6/29/2013, 3:46 pm

I have a recipe for oven roasted tomatoes so I guess I can do that and then freeze until I have enough to can. Awesome, thanks!
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Post  Crs1 on 6/29/2013, 3:58 pm

How do you roast tomatoes?thinking
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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/29/2013, 4:31 pm

@Crs1 wrote:How do you roast tomatoes?thinking

Crs1, go look in the thread "This is tomato heaven". Quiltbea just posted an awesome looking recipe!

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