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brickie in oz 01-29-2012 11:33 PM

Its tomato season again.
 
Its tomato season again.
We have 4 tomato bushes in our self watering grey water system that just keep on producing tomatoes.
1 cherry, 2 Roma and 1 huge nameless variety.
There are only so many you can eat in fresh salads etc so Ive been drying them and also making sauce.

For the sauce place 1Kg of roughly sliced tomatoes in a pan with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 a teaspoon of paprika and a little water.
Boil up the tomatoes and keep boiling to boil off the water, when the skins float up skim them off.
After about 1 hour you should have a nice thick tomato sauce.

The taste is divine and much better than any bought muck.

TropicalCoasting 01-30-2012 01:12 AM

Re: Its tomato season again.
 
We would cut the San Marzannos in half put them in a big pan with some salt until they softened about 15 to 20 minutes.
Then put them through a Italian Tomato press twice.
Bottle with one basil leaf.
Then boil the bottles.
Best ever Italian Style Passatta (still tastes like fresh tomatoes)
Did that for 20 or 30 odd years with my parents
Now I live miles away, I need to buy my own press and start again,I have the San Marzanno seeds,but need to wait for the end of the wet season to grow tomatoes up here.

horrocks007 01-30-2012 04:41 AM

Re: Its tomato season again.
 
Can't wait for the season to start here in Jersey! I'll be buying my plant from AG field day at Rutgers this year.

Lburou 01-30-2012 06:35 AM

Re: Its tomato season again.
 
So, where are the pictures Al?

brickie in oz 01-30-2012 12:08 PM

Re: Its tomato season again.
 
Heres one I borrowed earlier.. :rolleyes:
The pan is too clean to have been done by me. :D

http://www.italycookingcourses.com/w...g-in-a-pan.jpg

GianniFocaccia 01-30-2012 12:49 PM

Re: Its tomato season again.
 
I will be going with one heirloom tomato, two celebrities, and eight San Marzanos. Oh, and about 10-15 basil plants.

Lburou 01-30-2012 01:55 PM

Re: Its tomato season again.
 
Looks good Al, I wonder if vine ripened tomatoes taste as good in Australia as they do here? ;)

Its almost time to start a garden here. I'd better get a jump on the season if we want some fresh basil and good tomatoes. Thanks for the reminder. :)

brickie in oz 01-30-2012 02:00 PM

Re: Its tomato season again.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lburou (Post 126704)
Looks good Al, I wonder if vine ripened tomatoes taste as good in Australia as they do here? ;)

Im sure they do, I borrowed the pic from google....:p

TropicalCoasting 01-30-2012 05:40 PM

Re: Its tomato season again.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lburou (Post 126704)
Looks good Al, I wonder if vine ripened tomatoes taste as good in Australia as they do here? ;)

My ones taste better than the best Italian ones money can buy, they don't have US grown ones here to compare
My particular Terroir is hard to beat though
:p

The magic ingredient is always the distance from back yard to plate and the amount of love,sweat and anticipation you invested.

brickie in oz 01-30-2012 05:44 PM

Re: Its tomato season again.
 
All our grey water from the laundry and shower goes on our veggies, maybe thats why they taste soooo good. :p


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