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AlohaHoya
Jul 22, 2011 11:50 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
I've been picking tomatoes like crazy...and freezing them. End of summer I will whizz them all up, reduce them and then freeze the tomato pulp in 1 cup 'ice cubes' to use in sauces and soups in the winter....I add nothing to them until I take them out....

I find that tomatoes need LOTS of calcium (in the form of dolomite)....

Your canning looks wonderful, Bit...!!!!
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Imagesallyg
Jul 22, 2011 11:51 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
I froze Romas last year and was really disappointed in how watery they were when they thawed.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
AlohaHoya
Jul 24, 2011 12:04 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
mmmmmm Maybe I need to try what I have and rethink this....!
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Imagesallyg
Jul 24, 2011 1:44 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Hi- Maybe take one out and see what you get when it thaws. I HOPE it was just me , and you have better results. .
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Jul 24, 2011 2:26 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I froze so many last summer both whole and chopped and never even got to try them. Thumbs down
Imagesallyg
Jul 26, 2011 7:56 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Sad
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Jul 26, 2011 8:03 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Today when I went out to pick tomatoes, all of a sudden after all of that rain yesterday a number of the fruit had developed vertical splits and some had tiny ants crawling in them. Bummer.
Imagesallyg
Jul 26, 2011 8:23 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
hate that- it can ruin it for sure! Just when you have this nice huge tomato, then you have to cut a big wedge of sour stuff off one area Thumbs down
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Jul 26, 2011 8:48 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yeah, it was not pretty!!
Imagebitbit
Jul 26, 2011 9:06 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Oh, that's the worst! Wait all season for rain, and when it finally comes, it does as much harm as good.
Imagestormyla
Jul 26, 2011 9:12 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Too much of a good thing all at once. Thumbs down
AlohaHoya
Aug 3, 2011 11:18 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Jiggled around a great recipe for Cherry Tomatoes and it was wonderful. Had to change it because I burned the quinoa!!!!

A bunch of Cherry Tomatoes on a sheet or flat bowl (toss with garlic/a lot of fresh basil/olive oil, S&P). Bake at around 350deg until the skin begins to wrinkled (about 1/2 hour).

Chicken pieces (I used boneless/skinlessthighs) cooked on top of the stove...browned in oliveoil/garlic and sherry or white wine and cooked until done (the wee bit of wine caramelizes the chicken). Take chicken pieces out, pan off heat and stir in a heaping spoon of Sour Cream, mix it in until smooth and then add the roasted cherry tomatoes and all the juices. Cover the chicken with the tomatoes and chow down. I was going to serve it ON quinoa...but it was good on it's own.

Was going to serve on toasted focaccia for Bob...but couldn't find it.

I think this is my fave for cherry tomatoes!!! Hit my 2 plants with Bloom and have been harvesting about a lb. per day!!!

Also, I think I will roast them before freezing them too...!!!! Big Grin
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Imagesallyg
Aug 3, 2011 12:35 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
If you have one decent cherry tomato plant, you really need a recipe that uses lots of them! Yummy.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagebitbit
Aug 3, 2011 1:01 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Thanks Carol! Sorry to hear about your quinoa, but it sounds like it turned out OK without it.

http://www.jamieoliver.com/magazine/recipes-view.php?title=t...

This sounds tasty too... we need all the tomato recipes we can get right now!
Imagesallyg
Aug 3, 2011 1:08 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
He sure makes it sound fun! I guess halloumi is a cheese.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagebitbit
Aug 3, 2011 2:26 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Yeah. I've heard of it, but I'm not sure I've ever eaten it. Sounds like an interesting cheese that can hold together enough to make a "plate" when it's cooked.
Imagestormyla
Aug 4, 2011 1:47 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Great recipe, Carol!! I've also never heard of that cheese.

I'm making something like this tonight, but with Ricotta and sausage and fresh tomatoes in a casserole form.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Angies-Polenta-Lasagna/Detail.a...
Imagesallyg
Aug 12, 2011 10:22 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
I potted up two suckers off my Potato tops today. We shall see!
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Aug 13, 2011 8:24 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Sounds good Sally! I may try a couple when I return.
AlohaHoya
Aug 20, 2011 11:53 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
When the plant stops 'giving' fruit...is their anything to do to 'revive' it?....???? Confused
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