Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Great Tomato Race

As mentioned in a previous post, we spent quite a bit of money at the farm stands this past weekend on some fantastic produce, namely red peppers and a whole mess of tomatoes.  To be fair, that was about 3/4 of a bushel of tomatoes...not a full bushel as I posted earlier.  It seems I can't do math very well.  :-)  The source was two "peck" baskets that were over-full and two pecks equals a HALF bushel.  Since they were over-full, we'll call it 3/4.  Okay, that clears that up.  Move along...

So what came out of that 3/4 bushel of tomatoes and the red peppers?  Glad you asked!
  • 4 quarts of crushed tomatoes in their own juice
  • 5 1/2 pints of Tomato Jam
  • 5 3/4 pints of Roasted Tomato Soup
  • 3/4 quart of Marinated "Sun Dried" Tomatoes
  • 3 1/2 pints of Roasted Red Peppers
Sounds yummy, yes?   Unfortunately, I'm going to make you wait for individual blog entries to get the recipes for the soup and the jam, as they're so tasty they deserve their very own space.  Sorry!

In the mean time, enjoy a lovely photo of some of the output...

1 comment:

  1. We're tempted to try a little canning this year. The farm around the corner is selling their tomatoes for $1/lb and the romas for half that because they need to make room for their apples.


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