Pushing Tomatoes


This year, the garden tomatoes are so prolific that it looks a bit like Christmas in the greenhouse. Those little red gems are like ornaments on a tree.


One evening walk through of the greenhouse yielded this bucket tomatoes, plus a few cucumbers. Needless to say, we’re pushing “maters” at my house.

We’ve had them in salads, pasta, and casseroles. We pop them fresh, dip them in hummus, layer them on sandwiches of all kinds – egg, grilled cheese, tuna and turkey. Yesterday they went in Portuguese Kale Soup. Today the went into Gazpacho. If I can’t figure out how to eat them faster, I’m going to start drying them.


What are you cooking with your tomatoes? Help!

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2 Responses to Pushing Tomatoes

  1. Sandy Reese says:

    Hello, I know what you mean -what to do with all of those little tomatoes !! This i’m trying something different : wash all the little ones, spray a shallow pan (like a deep cookie sheet ) fill the pan- 1 layer ! sprinkle salt and pepper and what other spices you like , preheat oven at 400 put tomatoes in over and roast for about 40 -50 min unti lightly brown cool and put in containers and freeze !!! You’ve got fresh tasty tomatoes for soups, stews ect. good luck !! sandy

  2. Melodye Traupel says:

    My dear friend Mildred lives on a farm in Iowa. She is 96 years old and mows her 3+ acres plus the drainage ditches, grocery shops and goes to church. She lives on her own. In her spare time, her children and grand children bring her tomatoes from their gardens and she makes “tomato cocktail”(juice) with her tomatoes.

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