For those of us who didn’t can fresh tomatoes when we had the chance, this is a rough time of year.
I’m sure I’m the only one dreaming of fresh tomatoes right now as I wonder why I ate all of the good ones during the summer without getting out my canning gear. Perhaps I was too busy soaking in the hot sun and swimming in a pond to be bothered. Ahhhh, I miss summer.
So, what are the tomato lovers going to do? We are going to listen to the Produce Geek and hear what he has to say about winter tomatoes.
I was skeptical at first because I don’t believe in winter tomatoes because they are:
- Hard like a rock
Then, I watched this video of Produce Geek trying different green house tomatoes:
Guess what? Produce Geek is right about the “Campari” tomatoes. They are delicious and remind me of.....SUMMER! Okay, they are not “warm off the vine, grew in my garden” tomatoes. But, they are much better than I thought and worth the dough.
Another option is sun dried tomatoes. Bella Sun Luci sent me some lovely packages of julienned sun dried tomatoes that you can toss onto a salad. They are not packed in OIL so they are low in calorie and high in lycopene and vitamins.
You can find them in your produce section and I recommend them for the sad tomato lover.
How do you deal with the winter tomato doldrums?
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