Monday, September 28, 2009

Roasted Tomatoes

Well it's September 28 and lookit what came in from the garden today.

So far this summer (and now, fall) I have made tomato sauce,


marinara sauce,

tomato soup (both roasted and non).


I have dried tomatoes in the oven,

dried 'em in the dehydrator (and dried 'em and dried 'em),




and yes, even tried drying them on the dashboard of my car.
Not a capital idea.
And now? I am roasting.
Big time roasting.

It's smelling good and garlicky around here. When I'm done, these roasted tomatoes -- those that escape immediate ingestion, that is -- will go into the freezer to serve over pasta in the dead of winter when I have forgotten what it is to be drowning in a glut of tomatoes.
If you, too, would like to know about the glories of roasting tomatoes, check out this post from Notes from a Cottage Garden. The roasted tomatoes really do taste heavenly.
Please excuse me now. I have more roasting to do.

Lots and lots more roasting.

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27 Comments:

Blogger Small House said...

Are you tomatoed out yet???? They look lovely! And won't you just love them in the winter.

September 28, 2009 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Lara said...

I just bought tomatoes for $2 a pound today and I'm feeling a little envious of your bounty.

September 28, 2009 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Sad to say, Small House, but I AM tomatoed out. Have been for about a month. But I know I will be most grateful for this abundance come, say, December ;)

September 28, 2009 at 6:36 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Lara, I would happily send you about 30 pounds if I thought they'd make it through the mail ;)

September 28, 2009 at 6:42 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

Thanks for the linking my blog post....so glad you are enjoying the roasted tomatoes!

September 28, 2009 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Thanks to you, Connie, for educating me about roasting tomatoes. It's fun to find another way to prepare and preserve them.

September 28, 2009 at 7:37 PM  
Anonymous Libby@CookingWithLibby said...

Wow!! That's a lot of tomatoes! They look yummy though!

September 28, 2009 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Roasting them in the car. Hmm. There's an idea I hadn't thought of. LOL! Our 'maties are all gone now unfortunately. Still hauling in okra by the barrel full though! (well maybe not quite by the barrel...but you get the idea!) :) Love all them 'maties while ya gottem.

September 29, 2009 at 3:43 AM  
Blogger Michele said...

OM Gosh! We are once again channeling each other. I did a post yesterday on roasted tomatoes. I wish I had as many as you but we are in the south and our tomato plant are just starting to bud.

September 29, 2009 at 3:50 AM  
Anonymous Faith said...

Wow, I'm jealous! What a great harvest you had! I love all your ideas on what to do with them.

September 29, 2009 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

oh i love tomatoes, i love all the things you've been doing with them!

September 29, 2009 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger sherri said...

Roasted tomatoes sound wonderful right now.

September 30, 2009 at 5:23 AM  
Blogger Carpool Queen said...

I could eat tomato/es or tomato/e products every single day of my life and be happy.

Not so sure about the dashboard drying, though. In my car, they'd probably pick up a pathogen.

September 30, 2009 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

Tomatoes are costing a fortune here. Your tomatoes are such an abundance in glory.

LOVE roasted tomatoes! I can just smell their wonderful fragrance with the garlic!!

September 30, 2009 at 7:00 AM  
Blogger The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in to say hi! I'm so glad I saw this. I've wanted to try making my own tomato sauce, and I think this would make it taste marvelous!

September 30, 2009 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger Linda Stubbs said...

Thanks for coming over!!!!

I tried this at the beginning of the summer. I didn't put enough olive oil. I have so many tomatoes so now I know what I am going to do!!!!!!!! We ended on putting it on pasta. Wonderful flavor.
I had my girls pick a ton of tomatoes today, so tomorrow will be busy.

Blessings to you Lynn!
from Linda

September 30, 2009 at 8:30 PM  
Anonymous Juliana said...

These roasted tomatoes look so yummie, and it is a great way to preserve them...

September 30, 2009 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger Queenie Jeannie said...

Sooooo jealous of your garden! I bet it smells just fabulous at your castle!!!

October 2, 2009 at 5:34 AM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

I just roasted some tomatoes with garlic and onions to make a marinara sauce. Talk about GOOD!

Good luck with all the roasting!
~ingrid

October 2, 2009 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

Hello, Lynn!
Vanilla bean paste is extract and vanilla bean in one! It's a little more expensive than extract but cheaper than beans. It comes in a jar and the jar has a little "chart" of substitutions on it. Very easy and oh so yummy! I would suggest buying the Nielsen-Massey one. It's known brand. Hope this helps!
~ingrid

October 2, 2009 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Flat Creek Farm said...

You are good to go for Winter! I never really thought about drying tomatoes... hmmm. In fact I have a dehydrator and sadly, I have never used it. Next year I shall dry & roast too! They all look yummy! -Tammy

October 2, 2009 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Tootsie said...

blogs like yours always inspire me to want to cook...I stink at it...but I do admire your talents with ingredients!!!

October 3, 2009 at 10:43 AM  
Anonymous Velva said...

This looks absolutely fabulous! I can smell your tomatoes roasting in the oven from here-Delicious!

Really like you blog!

October 3, 2009 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Tootsie, your garden is amazing. I wish I had that talent.

October 3, 2009 at 5:20 PM  
Blogger this blessed nest said...

you may be tomatoed out, but with homemade pasta sauce in Dec/Jan, you'll be the envy of the entire block!

i could almost smell the garlic coming through the laptop! :)

i too, just bought tomatoes for the first time in months. (we get to benefit from my in laws garden) $2 a pound as well. and they were shameful looking.

so enjoy!

October 3, 2009 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger { L } said...

I have never tried Roasted Tomatoes. It looks like they smell good, lol! :) I am sure it feels good to store that up.

By the way, your pumpkin contest seed idea is fabulous! That is an exciting tradition to start. I'd love to hear how it turns out.

October 5, 2009 at 8:07 AM  
Anonymous Gwen said...

I would like to have a dehydrator.

March 30, 2017 at 9:18 AM  

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