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Old 08-28-2008, 10:50 AM   #1
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One tomato each - a dozen varieties

I have about 3 pounds of various tomatoes from our local community supported agriculture (CSA) box. Some are tiny variegated grape tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, yellow, green, variegated Bigboys, etc. One of each type. I thought about doing a tomato salad, but my family wouldn't go for it. At this point, I'm about to take them to work and just let people take them. Since they are of various flavors/acidity I just don't know what to do with them. Only one of us in my family likes to eat raw tomatoes. Any thoughts?

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Old 08-28-2008, 11:14 AM   #2
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You might think about a tomato pie..They are wonderful with a nice green salad and even though there is a crust my guys love nice hot rolls and butter


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Old 08-28-2008, 11:19 AM   #3
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Make a nice rustic tomato sauce: Five Minute Tomato Sauce Recipe - 101 Cookbooks If it seems too acidic, add a little sugar, or if too sweet, add a little vinegar, till you get the balance you like.

A tip: I was searching for recipes for tomato jam last weekend and came across an easy way to peel a tomato: Cut it in half widthwise and grate with the large holes of a box grater directly into a saucepan or mixing bowl. HTH.
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:25 AM   #4
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Thanks you two!
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:33 AM   #5
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Well If had all those tomatoes I would probably turn them into a sauce. That way I could portion it out and freeze it. Then whenever I needed a tomato sauce I would have it on hand. It could be used on chicken, pastas, pizza, and seafood.
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Pizza............................................. ...............
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:55 PM   #7
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I would have gone with sauce
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Old 08-28-2008, 02:00 PM   #8
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Pizza - Chicago style with sliced tomatoes on top.


Pizza is a perfect food! IMO
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Old 08-28-2008, 02:13 PM   #9
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Pizza - Chicago style with sliced tomatoes on top.


Pizza is a perfect food! IMO
I've only met one pizza I never liked ~ it was some weird creation my brother loved.

My mom used to take tomatoes by the bushel and stew them for use in sauces later. She would vacuum seal them and keep them in the freezer. She would make killer spaghetti sauce with the frozen stewed tomatoes. Much better than canned any day.
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I've only met one pizza I never liked ~ it was some weird creation my brother loved.

My mom used to take tomatoes by the bushel and stew them for use in sauces later. She would vacuum seal them and keep them in the freezer. She would make killer spaghetti sauce with the frozen stewed tomatoes. Much better than canned any day.

Well we all know your brother is a wierdo!

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OOPS that had nothing to do with tomato so .....I Like your idea about stewing and freezing them.
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