After many cucumber and tomato salads, a batch of salsa, and some bruschetta stuffed zucchini (recipe to come soon) I still had a good harvest to preserve for winter enjoyment.
Placed on racks, drizzled with olive oil, seasoned with sea salt and oven-dried at 225 for an hour or two, they turn into plump little drops of sunshine to be enjoyed when the snow is thick, the temperatures frigid, and summer seems a long way off.
One of you inquired about my gathering basket holding the tomatoes. It is actually a humble grocery store produce basket that held the peaches I bought in the summertime. It does make a good gathering basket though, and easy to wash the tomatoes right in the basket. Practical, recyclable and frugal.
I love having food tucked away for the winter, don’t you?