Well, it’s that time of year again – tomatoes all over our kitchen counters and window ledges in various stages of ripeness!
Plum tomatoes, San Marzano’s, beefsteaks, Pink Brandywine, Early girls and Big Boys! All yummy deliciousness!
But man can only eat so many tomato sandwiches!
We’ve had to get creative and yet stay practical with how we use and preserve them!
We’re making salsas and bruschetta, fresh sauce, roasted tomato sauce, cooked marinara, and tomato soup! But one of our most recent new things to try, since we have had our best tomato year EVER, is homemade ketchup!
You need a huge amount of tomatoes to make a little bit of ketchup! Cooking them down with the infused vinegar makes the flavor rich and amazing!
This stuff is soooo good, you can eat it off a spoon! And to truly test it, we had hot dogs last night – what an improvement over the store-bought stuff! It definitely won the kids’ approval, too!
12 pounds of tomatoes, and various spices and vinegar and onions made a relatively small amount of ketchup – but it’s so flavorful, that a little goes a long way!
Two jars are in the freezer, and one in the fridge is being quickly consumed!