Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sun, oven dried tomatoes

Picked a small bunch of tomatoes this morning and decided to oven dry them for future use. This is so easy to do! Just take your bunch of tomatoes, wash, cut off the tops, and quarter. Place in a large mixing bowl and add some olive oil, and salt and pepper. From there you can add herbs if you like. I added a couple of sprigs of rosemary.

Place your tomatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Once I got these guys in the pan I decided to add a large clove of garlic and some lemony thyme.

Put them in a 200 degree oven for 8-9 hours. Check the tomatoes now and then. They should be leathery and dry, but still flexible when you remove them from the oven. When cooled, pack them in a mason jar and fill with a good olive oil. They'll last several days on the counter or a couple of weeks in the fridge. These are soooo good tossed with pasta and some good Parmesan cheese!
On another note, we harvested another sunflower seed head today...our largest yet!

1 comment:

Linda said...

What kind/ variety of sunflower is that? it's awesome