Green Tomatoes

Since we are hopefully leaving our current home in the next few days, I'm picking tomatoes! While I do have several ripe or almost-ripe tomatoes, I also have quite a few green tomatoes. Can't leave them behind!

I had lots of green un-ripe tomatoes last year, and didn't know what to do with them, so I sliced and dehydrated them. When I wanted some nutrients with a little tartness, I crushed the dried slices into a powder and sprinkled that powder on whatever I was cooking. Good alternative to green tomato chutney or relish or something similar.
Luckily, we planned ahead and potted most of our tomatoes. Picked a big bowl of ripe red and orange tomatoes yesterday. I'm thinking I'll freeze these. Well, after we've eaten a couple! Yum!


Anonymous said...

Mom used to wrap tomatoes in newspaper, place a single layer in a low cardboard bow and slide it under a piece of low standing furniture.
We simplify to placing a single layer in a brown paper bag and folding the top over. Put them in a cool dark place and check daily. Today we are making a batch of sauce from ripe tomatoes harvested from last weeks freeze. We have had them last as long as Thanksgiving.

ThrtnWmsFam said...

That's a great idea - putting them in newspaper and in a box, single layer. Will have to try that. We've moved some tomato plants indoors and under a grow light. We'll see how that goes. Vikki