Last week, we had several days in a row of high temperatures (see this post on how much fun that was). The tomatoes thought that was awesome, and all turned red. Together. At once.
|We are happy! Very happy! Happy! Happy! Happy!|
If you do not pick us now, we will turn into a horrible stinking mess.
What do you mean, you have other plans? Change them! We are HAPPY!
So this morning, I picked everything that looked like it was about to burst. That came out to 19 lbs.
|19 lbs of tomatoes. Three year old child included for scale.|
|Wash and roughly chop the tomatoes. Put in pots and simmer until they|
release most of their liquid. You are looking for them to become kind of limp,
but not really fully cooked.
|Drain the liquid in a colander. This is basically the annoying water|
that you have to cook down when you make the sauce. So we just get
rid of it.
|The Machine in action. See, even a three year old can do it! And do it|
he did! Video proof.
Turns out 19 lbs of tomatoes (non paste varieties) make three and a half quarts of sauce.
|All done! Now let's do that ten times over.|