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Old 09-04-2012, 11:07 AM   #1
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"Nice Pair of Tomatoes You've Got There" - Hubba-hubba!

Look at the size of these beefsteak tomatoes from B.C.'s Okanagan Valley. (They are sitting on a dinner-sized plate).



Tomatoes, onions, beets, apricots, peaches, and apples -- every type of apple under that Okanagan sun -- the bounty awaits.

Since produce has a limited shelf life and some jurisdictions do not allow you to bring in certain fresh fruits/vegetables (and this sounds like Tacey Collini in The Long Long Trailer) but I was wondering if anyone has done any canning/preservation on the road?
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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Nice pair, I don't believe u grew them in BC though. I know what it's like up there. We can't even grow plump juicy ones like that here in Seattle.

Now you've done it Fly. I'm off to Safeway for a few hand picked, soft, tasty, big ones.

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Just got these Roma's out of the garden this morning. Along with 20 others. Man you can't beat fresh from the garden produce.
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Thumbs up I love tomatoes...

...and those are really nice ones. Never canned any, but I have dehydrated lots of them. My wife just made some Saffron Vinaigrette, so now I'm drooling. I'll be out in the garden in 5 minutes.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:49 PM   #5
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Nice pair, I don't believe u grew them in BC though. I know what it's like up there. We can't even grow plump juicy ones like that here in Seattle.

Now you've done it Fly. I'm off to Safeway for a few hand picked, soft, tasty, big ones.

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Are you saying my tomatoes are not genuwyne? Hey! No squeezing the merchandise.

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Old 09-04-2012, 02:50 PM   #6
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...and those are really nice ones. Never canned any, but I have dehydrated lots of them. My wife just made some Saffron Vinaigrette, so now I'm drooling. I'll be out in the garden in 5 minutes.
I like that idea for the road; dehydrated fruits and vegetables.

Can you give us a little lesson on how you dehydrate tomatoes?
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Dehydrate? Not around here. Tomato sandwiches are a Summer delight. The fellow in the video is close but Duke's mayo and more tomato slices are a must. Pile them on thick and throw on a slice of pepper jack cheese if it tickles your taste buds.

Then there's the dress code issue. Never ever eat tomato sandwiches while wearing long sleeves unless your Uncle owns a dry cleaning business, or you want roll your sleeves up over your elbows. We call them Kitchen Sink Sandwiches. A couple of bites and you'll wish you were holding your meal over the sink as a good bit of juice will be running down your forearms and into the drain.

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Hey Kevin,
Is it illegal to hyjack a video?
Are you burping oysters and crabs?
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Looks ain't everything. Jersey Tomatos rule. Sal.
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Not illegal. Gotta share the wealth when it comes to the joy of tomato sandwiches.

Yes I am... Enjoying my gastronomical distress.
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If you liked her tomatoes you should see her melons......
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oil those babies up and add some basil and oregano! yum :-)
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If you liked her tomatoes you should see her melons......
I believe those tomatoes were artificially enhanced. You know, plumped up!!!!!!

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I like that idea for the road; dehydrated fruits and vegetables.

Can you give us a little lesson on how you dehydrate tomatoes?
Yes. I use one of these:
The Official Online Store for Nesco Dehydrators

Slice them about a quarter inch thick, thicker if you want them to be moist and chewy. I prefer moist and chewy, my wife and daughter like them crisp, so drying time can vary according to taste. Sometimes I marinate them in apple cider vinegar and cracked pepper, or Montreal Steak Seasoning overnight before dehydrating (or use your favorite flavorings, a dash of Tabasco, or garlic, or mustard powder is good also).

They store easily, because you can put about two dozen dehydrated maters in a Zip-Lock bag. Good in soups, salads, or you can eat them like potato chips. If I marinate, I usually do them outside, if possible. The smell is great, but can be overpowering in a small space.

Fresh tomatoes are preferred, but we freeze these, and they're great on the road, or in the dead of winter when all you can buy are those rubber-like tomatoes at the produce stores.
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