[gardeners] Putting up tomatoes

asidv@fbg.net (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 29 Jun 1998 20:42:35 +0000

If you don't want to dry excess tomatoes, and the ritual of dipping, 
stripping, coring, bottling, hot-water-bathing isn't your thing -- 
perhaps you don't know what no one told me about until I was past 70.
Namely, that if you have more fresh tomatoes than you know what to do 
with, and you are basically opposed to working too hard -- all you 
have to do is dust them off, stick them into freezer bags and throw 
them in the freezer. Then, next winter, when you want a few tomatoes, 
take out as many as you want, let a little warm water run over them 
for 10 seconds or so; then painlessly slip off the skins, wait a 
minute, core them, and go from there. They won't do for "tomato 
salad" but can be used anyplace you would use a cooked tomato. No 
fuss. No work. No supplies.	Been doing it for three years now. Try 
it. You'll like it. Pat