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Old December 22, 2016   #1
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Tomatoes are ripening at full force now. Been picking 10 to 12 tomatoes each day. Will have the freezer full of stewed tomatoes and sauce in no time. Plus I'm have tomatoes for breakfast, lunch and dinner in some form or fashion. Best season for me so far since 2011. Hope you others are having a bountiful harvest as well. Happy Holidays to ALL!!
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Old December 22, 2016   #2
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What are the greens?
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Old December 22, 2016   #3
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sauteed green onions, leeks, celery. I blanch fresh basil and add to the greens and then minced sweet onions at the end.
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Gorgeous. Just saying last night all i want for Christmas is an early August BLT, lol.
Not going to happen but i just might pick up a lousy pack of that hot house chocolate one
in all the markets and soak in a tbs of maple syrup and a splash of cider.
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Just read b54red freezes a lot of sauce too. Do many of you use a manual food processor to make the sauce? (separate the skin and seeds?)

Otherwise, what's the best way to make more tomato sauce?
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I never separate the skin and seeds. Boil the whole tomato. I remove the core if the tomato has one. To me, the flavor of the tomato is in the juice, meat and seed gel.
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Doug - So no ice bath to remove the skin? - that's what takes so long or maybe the part I don't like the most.
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We never skinned the either we just ran them through the cone thing dealy.
Then cheese cloth.

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What is "the cone thing dealy"??
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What is "the cone thing dealy"??
I knew someone would ask.
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Douglas, I don't skin mine either, I remove the cores, then I chop them down very fast using the Cuisinart, even green ones that I had to cut to the spots out of. Cook the sauce down to where I want the thickness to be, then I run it through my food mill. Luckily split all the skins stay in the mill, sauce goes through the holes, easy peasy . I had a huge vat of it to do.
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No, never did ice bath or the cone thing dealy...I don't mind the seeds and skin in the sauce. By the time the tomatoes boil down and cook, the skins are so thin that you don't know the skins are in the sauce. My paternal grandparents did it the same way...I learned from watching them. They were transplants from KY and knew how to can and cook tomatoes and all kinds of veggies. My grandmother would even pickle tomatoes...red and green ones. Haven't tried that yet!!
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Thanks Gardenboy. I was debating whether to buy a food mill.

I made a low-sugar barbecue sauce this summer and didn't peel the tomatoes either - it even passed my wife's more defined taste test!

Worth, I've seen those cone thingys at Goodwill. Will pick one up.

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After boiling the tomatoes you can pick out the tougher skins that don't soften to your taste. As I've said before, I like my sauce a bit more chunky than a puree sauce. I like to save the thinner sauce and use it for fresh tomato juice.

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Marsha - I totally forgot about the food mill. I tried it last year.

So I've made a lot of sauce, but have only froze it; any good links about canning it. We have lots of jars from when DH made pickles; just need new tops.
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