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Old October 18, 2012   #31
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Ok, as promised I'm letting everyone know whats up. As of now, 4 am Thursday 18 Oct I haven't yet gotten in contact with the grower. I do have a 25 lb box of green tomatoes but have doubts at to them ever getting ripe. I'll have to make the drive and hope for the best.

Wish me luck !
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Old October 18, 2012   #32
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Old October 21, 2012   #33
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Ok, I picked up 50 lbs of small ripe tomatoes yesterday (Sat 20 Oct) and I am not trying to get things figured out such as getting this done without making myself or someone else sick. (or worse)

The only thing I have ever put up in a brine is kraut and I was quite skittish about eating that.

And so I have been searching the Internet looking for recipes for putting these things up using my pressure canner... I understand that would mean peeling the tomatoes etc but I'm just afraid of what I don't know.

If anyone finds something, Please link/share it. Thanks
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Old October 26, 2012   #34
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I just tried it on one quart. I had to slightly change the recipe because I didn't have any cherry leaves. So I substituted a little dill weed and 1 sprig of fresh Rosemary from the garden. I also added 1 tiny Jalapeno and a bit more garlic than the recipe stated.. I used some small salad/large cherry tomatoes and a couple grape tomatoes to fill the voids between the larger salad tomatoes. Should be interesting to see if the traditional "tomatoey" flavor or the sweeter grape tomatoes taste better. I can't wait until I get to try them! If this works I may have a new standard recipe!
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Old October 29, 2012   #35
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Well, I got most of the 50 lbs canned. I tried a number of variations based on the video linked above. It took every piece of fresh dill weed in the county that I could find.

Moshou, I have not given up on your recipe. Not at all. Its just that I have no cherry or grave leaves and no idea what they mean to the recipe.

Hope to let everyone know how things turned out in a couple of weeks !
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Old November 5, 2012   #36
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Well, the results are in. The tomatoes are mushy and I know this is because I was worried and used more vinegar than I should have.

The taste ? Not bad at all but not quite what I was looking for. The flavors from the garlic and dill and to mild and the vinegar to strong. Again, I know this was my fault and I do plan to try again and not make the same mistake.

Can anyone tell me if the garlic and dill flavor will become stronger as time passes or should I plan to add more next time ?


http://www.pickl-it.com/ Found this to late but better late than never.
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Old November 5, 2012   #37
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John,

Moshou's recipe is nearly dead-on with what my wife makes. Her recipe comes from her mother in Russia.

She uses grape leaves rather than "leaf vine" and the black pepper is left in the clove form. She also ads some catnip leaves.

We find that the cherry and grape varieties seem to taste the best, with the darker colors being my favorite.

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Old December 28, 2012   #38
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I received a catalog from "Totally Tomatoes" that I had not signed up for nor knew existed. On page 2 they advertise "New Hampshire Pickling Tomato" as the result of cross breeding at UNH in the late '50's/early '60's. Thick walled pear shaped 1/2 ounce 1-1/2 to 2" long. 30 seeds $1.95.

I have never bought from this company so I cannot speak for them. It is interesting though, that a seed company is advertising a red pickling tomato.

Thanks for the recipe. I may try it with store store bought tomatoes!
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Old December 28, 2012   #39
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I tried it. The flavor was fantastic but the vinegar was too strong and made them into mush.

So I used them in my feta eggplant recipe I posted in another section instead of fresh cherry tomatoes. (Getting blended anyway)

Worked awesome!

Thanks Moshou!
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Old December 28, 2012   #40
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Most likely you asked for a Jung, Rh Shumway, Vermont Bean, or HPS seed catalog. THey are all the same company. I've ordered from them in the past and would in the future if I couldn't get it else Were. I'd rather support Tania, Remy or a number of smaller seed companies.
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