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    What is the best recipe for preserving tomatoes? I want to cook them, and store them so i can use them in something like a spag bol.
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    Not that we are remotely near a glut of tomatoes yet - but I would chop 'em up with onion, garlic and sweet peppers, roast them, then bosh the whole lot up a bit in the blender then freeze in manageable quantities.
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    I would go with Hazel on that one Vegmonkey, and you might want to try this - tip from another Grape last year, sorry I can't credit the person as I can't remember who, but it worked brilliantly.
    Just spread some small tomatoes out on a tray
    Put them in the freezer until frozen
    Tip into a freezer bag and seal.
    Add some to tomato based dishes at the last minute just to heat through.
    Just for the glorious sight of fresh, whole tomatoes on the top.
    I'll certainly be doing it again this year - just as soon as I get some ripe tomatoes.

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    Thanks for that...i find it's always best to plan in advance though, so when they come...i will be ready! Might need to buy a new freezer tho!
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    Have you tried Delia Smith's Classic Fresh Tomato Sauce (www.deliahonline.co.uk) Simplicity itself, it freezes and tastes even better for it. The pic on Delia's web site doesn't do it justice but when you want a quick meal - just get some out of the freezer, warm it up and add it to pasta - voila!
    ps. sorry about the name it just seems to follow me wherever I go. I promise I'm not that scarey

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    Hi Scarey55, tried to0 acess the page you recommended but it would'nt come up so, wondering if you could possibly post the recipe foe the fresh tomato sauce. Thanks in advance.
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    HI Scarey - and welcome to the VIne! I take it you are growing toms too? Hopefully with better success than me - although perhaps they will taste all the better for me having to wait SOOOOOOOO long!

    Suspect the link should be www.deliaonline.co.uk ?
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    Hi Hazel and thanks for the welcome,

    'Fraid I won't have any toms this year - Dreaded blight (mould) got to everything. Lost all my grapes, potatoes and tomatoes but last year I had a glut of tomatoes and tried every way I could think of to keep them. Also made tomato soup - and, have you tried tomato jam, actually not as bad as it sounds.

    You are, of course right about the link - spelling never was my best subject.

    Lastly, my Grandma lived in Sutton Coldfield and I was born in Tamworth! Small world as they say.

    Clare (aka Scarey55)

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