Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
Making tomato paste doesn't need to be a pain in the neck! This method is so simple and makes a delicious homemade tomato paste with roasted cherry tomatoes that you can store in the freezer and use all winter.
Tomato paste with much less work and no risk of scorching: use a big slow cooker (crockpot). It takes longer but it's so easy!
Several ways to put up paste tomatoes. Drying and fermenting, packed in oil, freezing and a savory fermented ketchup/paste. The best variety and method for drying tomatoes.
Easy process for DIY tomato paste: roast tomato pulp in a wide flat pan to make tomato paste. No salt added, so low-sodium. May be canned in a water bath for 4 or 8 oz jars. May be frozen.
A concentrated bit of summer sunshine, perfect for brightening up sauces and stews throughout the winter.
Homemade tomato paste is so easy to make and so much better than anything you can buy in a can. Use it to make spaghetti sauce or in any recipe calling for tomato paste.
At the last food swap I went to I got a large box of indigo rose cherry tomatoes. I was going to dehydrate them but then I decided to make tomato paste & dehydrate it.
My favorite winter-defying tomato products for canning.
Hard frost is here, so it's the last round of canning for tomatoes in Minneapolis. Here's an easy way to make tomato broth and tomato paste from the same batch of tomatoes.