Saturday, June 26, 2010

Summer Tomatoes

The tomatoes are coming in—large, red, and healthy. There have been more that I've already eaten, plus several varieties of volunteer cherry tomatoes. The largest of these weighed in at just under one pound:


What I don't eat, along with many tomatoes from the coming CSA shares, will be dehydrated and bagged in the freezer to use later. I use an Excalibur dehydrator which works great for dehydrating fruits and veggies. These tomatoes were dried last summer and are in perfect shape a year later:


One of my favorite things to do with dried tomatoes is to crush them into small pieces and add them to hummus. They provide a wonderful flavor after the moisture of the hummus "hydrates" the tomatoes:


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