Saturday, August 04, 2007

box no. 08 | contents

Watch out – here come the tomatoes. Once the boxes with tomatoes start, they seem to never end. Which is fine with me; I can think of a lot of things to do with tomatoes. You can make salsa, Insalata Caprese, BLT sandwiches or a classic tomato soup. You can roast them, can them or stuff and bake them.

Here are some storage and ripening tips from Farmer John’s cookbook:
  • If your tomatoes smell fragrant and yield slightly when squeezed, they are ready to use
  • If not, store them for a few days at room temperature until they are ripe – avoid refrigerating them; cold temperatures diminish their flavor and texture
  • If you really need to speed up the ripening process, try putting dry tomatoes in a paper bag

Click here to download a pdf of the Angelic Organics Farm News for box no. 08.

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