Saturday, August 30, 2008

Help!


This happens every summer! No matter how I plan or cut back on the amount I plant, it happens. I am officially swimming in a sea of little tomatoes, specifically grape and yellow pear tomatoes. I plant them at the edge of the garden every year so that they can vine over the edge and cover the vast expanse of concrete wall that a past owner saw fit to install. Every year they go wild, so this year I cut back on the number of plants and only put in three, yes, I swear there are only 3! One plant is the grape and 2 are yellow pear. Now, as you can see, they are ripening in abundance.



So, I am calling out for help. Any ideas on how I can preserve these little gems? Last year I made and canned sauce using roma's. I can't imagine a sauce with these little sweet gems, but I have an open mind. Any ideas are welcome and appreciated!

Hmmm, the mind spins, and you know what I am thinking. Is it possible to merge them with milk, cream and sugar? Do I dare? To be continued..........

6 comments:

kat said...

ice cream?! hmm they are sweet but still...

I made them into a sauce this year since I had so many too

Dhanggit said...

i wouldnt mind coming over to eat them up for you :-D i'll bring some mozzarella if you want..hehehe

thehungryengineer said...

Have you given any thought to drying them? Either in the oven or in the sun? I bet they'd make lovely little sweet tomato raisins.

Drew Kime said...

Hungry Engineer beat me to it. I was going to suggest the same thing. Not because I know it will work, but because I expect to have some pretty soon now, and I want to know if it works. :-)

Rindy R said...

That looks like a Tomato Buffet if I ever saw one! I say - tell everyone you are serving a vegetarian dinner tonight - give them a salt shaker and a stool and plop them in front of the "Buffet" and say there's dinner!
I would love a dinner like that!

Kimi said...

Thanks for the comments. I think I will take a stab at drying them, but not today, too hot outside and I am not in the mood to turn the ac on. I will post results.
Bring on the mozz and salt shakers, I'll serve the cold Pinot!