Tomatoes: Shopping and Storage Tips

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If you will be using your tomatoes right away, choose ripe tomatoes. Ripe tomatoes have a deep, rich color and a sweet smell. They are slightly soft when touched. Store unripe tomatoes at room temperature up to 1 week. They will continue to ripen, particularly … Read More

Tomatoes: Cooking Basics

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Try using stewed, roasted, sun-dried, or pureed tomatoes when fresh tomatoes are out of season. You will need about 4 medium-sized tomatoes when a recipe calls for one pound. It is sometimes better to remove the seeds when adding fresh tomatoes to a dish. Cut … Read More

Canning Vegetables at the Hudson Guild

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On last rainy Saturday morning about eight of us gathered at Hudson Guild for the vegetable canning demonstration. We participated in canning beets. We learned how to keep our jars germ free thus ensure the long lasting canning. It seemed like a pretty easy procedure, … Read More