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7/27/10 10:19 A

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Mom made a tomato jam that was excellent! I made it also but mine didn't set like hers did. Tasted the same tho.
Not sure what was all the ingredients were right now. I do remember she used some lemon rinds & juice.

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7/27/10 8:47 A

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I have frozen diced tomatoes in small zip lock bags before. I let them thaw only partially and put them on salads. They taste better than any you can buy at the store in the winter, and very easy to use. Plus, if you want them in a soup you can do that also. I have frozen onions in them too.

I did find a recipe for tomato marmalade on the internet last year. It has to be canned, but it is good also. It is made with sugar and cinnamon, I made that and then I changed it and added basil. I like both. Really good on sandwiches. I ate it at a little café and wanted to know if I could do it.

I think the internet said President Roosevelt liked tomato marmalade so much he had it served twice a day everyday he was in the white house.

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7/20/10 12:59 P

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Hey, Paul, I saw you are pickling green tomatoes. Would like to have your recipe. I have pickled just about everything else...cukes, zukes, kolrabi, asparagus, beets, peppers....no tomatoes tho. Would like to try them. This year I want to try a batch of gardiniara (sp?) with broccoli, califlower, carrots etc.

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7/19/10 5:45 A

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Just found this thread, thanks.

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11/22/09 11:59 A

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I also just freeze my stock, if you have the room. A large glass jar (use pickle or peanut butter jars) are perfect size for qty needed. Just leave some space at top for expansion.

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11/21/09 12:01 P

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I've canned stock before. Very handy--you need to pressure can it.

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11/18/09 2:15 P

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I love this idea! I am going to use it next summer ... or sooner if need be.

Last weekend I froze homemade chicken stock in different sized containers.

Has anyone canned chicken stock?

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11/16/09 4:09 P

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That's interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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11/16/09 3:10 P

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I froze tomatoes this year. After poking around on-line, I ended up just washing them, cutting out the little stem spot and freezing them whole on a cookie sheet overnight. Then transferred them into gallon ziplocs. I was skeptical, but it worked great. When I use them, I just hold them under warm running water and the skins will rub right off. They're great for soups, beans and rice, anything you would use canned tomatoes in.
I didn't do any chopped up ones, but the frozen ones are easy to chop up, and very little mess.
I could have and would have frozen tons more, but I didn't have the freezer space. We're buying a big one this winter, though, so next year - no more wasted tomatoes!
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I don't have any room to freeze anything.
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A chest freezer is on my list of future purchases.

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9/14/09 8:31 P

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I just made a batch of a fresh chopped tomato sauce. A light gourmet style sauce to go over fish or chicken. That I'm going to freeze.

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9/14/09 8:02 P

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Has anyone every frozen tomatoes. i froze whole ones last year. had anyone done them cut up?

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8/13/09 11:17 A

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I dried cherry tomatoes for the first time this year in a new dehydrator. They are really good! Very intese taste.

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8/12/09 10:01 A

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I do several batches of this every year.

Spaghetti Sauce

6 Quarts Roma Tomato Juice, cook until hot

Add:

2 C. Chopped Onions
6 Garlic CLoves Crushed or 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
6Tb. Parsley Flakes
4Tb. Salt
2 Tb. Oregano
1 1/2 tsp. Anise Seed
1/4 C. White Sugar

Simmer when the onions begin to look transparent . Add two large cans of tomato paste and simmer a 1/2 hr. Pressure can at 5lb pressure for 8 minutes.

NOTE: You can also use tomato juice from regular tomatoes, you need to start with 12 Quarts of Tomato Juice and cook the tomatoes down to half, 6 quarts. I just found by experimenting, that Roma Tomato Juice is much thicker and you don't have to simmer it down. This will end up being the consistency of Ragu Spaghetti Sauce. We use it for goulash and lasagna also


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8/11/09 11:34 P

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I can't find my moms recipe to post it as yet, but there is a recipe for tomato jelly. And if it doesn't turn out right, you can roll them in sugar substitute and have tomato gumdrops. I know, sounds gross, but really quite good!

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There are spaghetti sauce recipes on the other thread
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I haven't canned yet but am looking forward to my first time this year.

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8/11/09 3:59 P

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I know by know our tomatoes are starting to kick in, I thought I would start this thread for tomato recipes. I received this link for Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup from our local locavore (is that redundant?) website. It sounds quite yummy!

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