20 Recipes for Fresh Tomatoes with BONUS Tips

Gazpacho Salsa

Tis the season for tomatoes! Whether they come from our own gardens or the farmer’s market, NOW is the time to indulge in our tomato love. And just so we don’t get tired of them–because that would be tragic–Real Simple offers up 20 recipes that uses them to great effect. 

Choose from the likes of Gazpacho Salsa, Tomato and Mozzarella Quesadillas with Basil and Steal with Chickpeas, Tomatoes, and Feta plus 17 others

BONUS TIPS:  Although I LOVE tomatoes, I don’t like their skins, so I always peel them. Continue Reading

How To Use All Those Summer Vegetables.

It's that time of year: all the plants to which you've so gingerly tended have returned the favor, with thousands of fruits and vegetables that you and your family can never eat.

Of course, you're thankful for the zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, and the tomatoes….the countless, countless tomatoes.

Here's a couple options to use all that nature has provided. Please post your favorite tips below.

  • Kayln's Kitchen suggests slow roasting tomatoes and then freezing for later use.
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Upside Down Tomato Plant Update

It’s been about five weeks since I planted my upside down tomato plant, and, I’m very pleased to report, it’s doing great! For comparison’s sake, I planted an additional tomato plant, albeit a different variety, in the ground next to the shepherd’s hook. The plant hanging is DOUBLE the size as the one in the ground, AND the upside down plant has THREE tomatoes on it already, whereas the right side up one has none. Continue Reading