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?
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.
Seeding tomatoes for salsa? Don't throw away the guts! Make tomato water for cocktails.
If I can make only one tomato-y thing to remind me of summer all winter long, it would be this uncooked tomato sauce, frozen in batches. Perfection in its simplicity!