On Sunday, GMan and I decided we needed to pick the cherry tomatoes which are growing wild in the front garden. I have been picking and using plenty of them for the past couple of months but there were so many that we really needed to do something with them
We picked 2 large buckets of cherry tomatoes and discarded almost as many again that were rotten or otherwise unsuitable.
Here is one bucket of our haul.
The next job was to remove the stalks, sort and rinse them. The ones that were fully ripe were bagged and frozen. This is 6kg ready for the freezer.
The remainder were spread on trays to allow them to ripen a bit more. Here they are on the kitchen bench.
Today we both had a rare day off during the week and this afternoon the rain eased off enough for GMan to head down to the vegie garden where there are more cherry tomatoes. He brought another bucketful upstairs which I prepared.
There are now 10kg of tomatoes in the freezer, 3 trays of tomatoes ripening on the bench and 3 trays of tomato puree in the dehydrator.
Tomatoes are not the only produce we have in abundance at the moment but more about that in the next post.