Sunday, September 7, 2014

Trying something new

Since my tomatoes are kind of a bust this year, I think I'm probably done with canning. 
I had enough that I had to do something but not enough to fire up the canner.  So I'm trying something new: tomato cubes!

I made a really thick sauce - almost, but not quite paste - and loaded it into old ice cube trays.  Now, when a recipe calls for a tablespoon of tomato paste or I just need a little to liven things up, I don't need to open a whole jar.  We'll see how it works out.


  1. That sounds like a great idea. You'll have to let us know how it worked. The only drawback I'd really see is maybe they'd get freezerburnt before you got to use them.

    1. I thought of that. I guess if they start looking too icy I'll just dump them all into a sauce to use then.

  2. Could you put them in a vacuum sealed bag in the freezer?

  3. What a terrific idea! I think I may just copy you - my problem is an overabundance of tomatoes! Those cubes would be a great pick-me-up for stews, etc.


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