Saturday, January 8, 2011

More Tomato Musing

Fresh, lovely and NOT sitting on my kitchen counter.  These beauties came home with me from the August farmers' market.  I knew how precious our time together was and wanted to make the most of it.  

And I did!  From fresh tomato sandwiches to salads and a gazpacho or two, we rewarded ourselves all summer.

Alas, here in the midwest, they disappeared from the markets in late September and won't reappear until late June.

My attempt at a fresh tomato salad yesterday feel short of my expectations but we finished it off.  The longer it marinated in the refrigerator, the better it tasted.

This morning I found that my friend over at Simple Southern Happiness brought out some cherry tomatoes that she had frozen from her summer's bounty, turning them into a delicious looking and sounding pasta sauce.  Check it out and, while you're there, check out the recipe for her yeasty rolls from a few days ago.

I've heard that tomatoes can be frozen quite successfully.  While you can't defrost them and slice them up for a sandwich, they do make up into delicious sauces.  There will be some in our freezer for next winter"s dining!!