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#11 Thu 17 Jan 13 11:02am

wine~o

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

In my experience the cans of chopped tommies tend to have more under-ripe and green bits...(Comparing the same brand of chopped/whole tomatoes..)

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#12 Thu 17 Jan 13 11:02am

Maree

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

I just find the whole ones more versatile.

Sham my, Woolworths here sell tinned cherry tomatoes as do delis. Handy in the off- season.


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#13 Thu 17 Jan 13 11:05am

shammrok

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

Thanks Maree, must have a look and see if they have made their way down to the "little island".

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#14 Thu 17 Jan 13 11:06am

hippytea

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

The only green bits I've ever found were the blossom ends (more yellowy than green), and you get those on the whole ones too.

In fairness, this is probably something that's very dependent on where you are.

eta: I wrote that and then noticed that wine~o is in Dorset. Probably not that much difference between your tinned tomatoes and mine!

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#15 Thu 17 Jan 13 11:12am

wine~o

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

hippytea wrote:

If you don't want seeds you have to use passata, and passata's generally bitterer than tinned tomatoes, don't ask me why.

Ok I won't ask then.........

from what I remember on the one occasion I did buy passata, it contained sieved tomatoes and tomato puree...tommy puree can be bitter if not "Cooked out" if you don't believe me try eating it raw...

anyway, if I need passata now, I'll just blitz up a can of whole plum tomatoes with the stick-blender, and pass thru a sieve..

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#16 Thu 17 Jan 13 11:15am

wine~o

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

hippytea wrote:

eta: I wrote that and then noticed that wine~o is in Dorset. Probably not that much difference between your tinned tomatoes and mine!

I normally buy Waitrose own brand...unless Cirio are on offer..

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#17 Thu 17 Jan 13 11:16am

Ashen

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

I love the canned cherry tomatoes.. They only started carrying them in stores here a couple years ago.  Whole toms  are the way to go , I just drop them in a deep bowl and squeeze them  into a pulp with my hand instead of worrying about chopping.


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#18 Thu 17 Jan 13 11:49am

Maree

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

shammrok wrote:

Thanks Maree, must have a look and see if they have made their way down to the "little island".

You're welcome, Shammy. How are things your way, now? Have been thinking of you  crossed

I used passata in tonight's meal. Irritates me that the jar always has about 200 ml/gm than I need. Should have blitzed a can but couldn't be bothered. Froze the extra.


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#19 Thu 17 Jan 13 11:58am

shammrok

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

@Maree, woken by an earthquake the other morning and a fire breaking out adjacent to us at the community house yesterday, it's all happening down here atm, but we are fine, thanks. smile

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#20 Thu 17 Jan 13 12:02pm

mummza

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

goodness Shammy, glad you are all ok

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