tomatolandia 2020

June is for putting up tomatoes and this June is no different in spite of the vastly different world that exists beyond the front door of our house. I am going to attempt to put up 60 pounds of tomatoes this year and I am well under way with about 20 lbs on the shelves and in the freezer. This is what I have planned so far:

  • Pizza sauce
  • Enchilada sauce
  • Oven-roasted tomatoes
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Crushed tomatoes with basil
  • Salsa

There has been a huge change in tide with regards to homemade ketchup lately. The 16yo has jumped ship to Heinz due its extremely not-tomato taste (bah!), so if I do make some it will be a micro-batch of a spicy ketchup for D and I.

I am also going to try to be better about the bits that get leftover this year. Skins are gonna get dehydrated (for real this time) and I think I am going to reserve all the liquid that that comes out of my roasted tomatoes. I can see it working really well in risottos or light soups that just need a little tomato-zing without actually adding tomatoes.

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