Preserve tomatoes

One of summer’s tastiest gifts is a basket of juicy ripe tomatoes fresh from the vine. With a day’s work and a little know-how, you can enjoy your bounty of summer tomatoes year-round.

Not only do home-grown tomatoes taste delicious (BLT, anyone?), they’re packed with vitamin C, vitamin A and powerful antioxidants known for fighting cancer and disease.

Preserve them in a number of ways:

  • Peel and freeze (whole or chopped) for use in sandwiches, salads and cooked dishes.
  • Can tomatoes using a boiling water canner or pressure canner.
  • Dry tomatoes using your oven or a dehydrator and store them in the freezer in an airtight container.

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  1. When I freeze tomatoes, I do not peel them first. Just wash them and pop them into a baggie, remove as much air as possible.and freeze. Same with corn on the cob. In a clean tub fill it with water, then a good size bag of ice. take the husks off of the corn down to the last round, pull the silk out of the corn, push the last husk back over the corn. Dunk the corn in the ice water about five minutes, shake the water from the corn and put it in baggies, making sure as much air is removed as possible. When the corn is cooked it is as good as fresh picked.


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