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Oven-Dried Tomatoes for the Winter

Remember these?

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. 

Ready for the freezer….

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?

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    October 12, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Andrea – Wow! You and your husband could be professional vegetable gardeners! I love tomatoes! You must have been so happy with all of your garden produce this year! I’m longing to be able to start vegetable gardening! You will definitely be my gardening mentor!

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