Search results for "tomatoes"

What Approximately Sixty Pounds of Tomatoes Looks Like

On September 1st, I picked up 100 pounds of tomatoes from a local market who occasionally places special orders for me. I had a number of recipes in mind to make with them and assumed that I’d spend most of Labor Day weekend, peacefully plowing my way through them. Of course, life never really works […]

Comments { 41 }

Slow Oven-Roasted Roma Tomatoes

I’m elbow-deep in roma tomatoes at the moment, but wanted to drop by with a few words on one of the ways I’m preserving these scrumptious gems. Long, slow roasting in a 200 degree oven. This treatment shrinks their mass, concentrates their flavor and transforms them into something savory and succulent. It is so easy […]

Comments { 104 }

Canning Whole Peeled Tomatoes

Before tomato season comes to a close, I want to talk about my favorite way to preserve tomatoes. I typically only can them one way – (mostly) whole and peeled, in their own juices. I do them this way because I like the versatility they retain when put up in this manner. Later down the […]

Comments { 151 }

Links: Turnips, Matzo Toffee, and Winners

I spent the last five days at my version of summer camp (the IACP conference). I saw so many of my favorite fellow food writers, got to meet several people I’ve long admired from afar, and and spent a happy few minutes playing peek-a-boo with my editor’s sweet baby girl. I also drank far too […]

Comments { 3 }

Other People’s Preserves: Omnivore Sauce from Garibaldi Goods

Other People’s Preserve is my opportunity to shine a spotlight on some of the very delicious jams, pickles, and condiments being made by dedicated professionals. If you see one of these products out in the wild, consider picking up a jar, tub, or bottle! This week, I have a fun product to share with you. […]

Comments { 1 }

Canning 101: Why Do Colors Change in Home Canned Foods?

It happens to all of us at some point in our canning careers. You go to retrieve a jar of precious, brightly colored jam, only to discover that the once vibrant color has gone muddy and dull. Once you get over the disappointment, you start to wonder two things. What happened to cause the loss in color […]

Comments { 8 }