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Tomato Train keeps a’rolling

July 15, 2010
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Rather naively, I was certain I could keep up with the volume of tomatoes the garden might produce.

It’s pushing me right now. Not that I’m complaining, especially considering the garden issues that some of my peers have had this year.

I’m about to head north to demolish one well house and reassemble the cohutt-built prefab modular well house in its spot. This will take most of the weekend and will be a challenging (but fun) project; but dang it a couple hundred more Romas about to drop that need to be picked tomorrow morning.

SO I read up on freezing whole tomatoes and made room for at least some of tommorrow morning’s harvest.

It wasn’t bad really- I used a strainer to dip the Romas in boiling water in mass and then scoop them into a bowl of ice water. From there, the stem scars were cored out and the skin removed (rather easily- they just squeezed out).

Bottom line:

A respectable number of nekkid Romas get the deep freeze after a 20 minute processing job.

Maybe the train won’t roll over me after all…

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Salad guy permalink
    July 16, 2010 10:08 am

    I hope you are planning to bring a big bag of romas to the beach!

    • July 16, 2010 11:30 am

      Dood, we are renting a tomato trailer.

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