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#41 Fri 18 Jan 13 4:44pm

bentpenny

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

When in doubt...make your own  big_smile

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#42 Fri 18 Jan 13 6:09pm

Thistledo

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

Tee hee.  How do you 'make' tomatoes?

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#43 Fri 18 Jan 13 9:05pm

bentpenny

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

Well.... this topic is about canned tomatoes

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#44 Fri 18 Jan 13 9:28pm

wine~o

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

Thistledo wrote:

Tee hee.  How do you 'make' tomatoes?

You take a tomato seed, you plant it in the soil. add water..and wait....when your tomato plant starts to grow..you nurture it, feed it..support it...you protect it from slugs and snails...

Keep it warm. pot it on as necessary...feed again..make sure it is gettting plenty of air and daylight...

add more supports in the way of canes if  required...

when the fruits start feed again...

Then you get a completely rotten summer, your tommies rot on the vine....and you go out and buy tins of tomatoes....

you then resolve not to try raising tomatoes again......
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Until next year......you never know...we might have a good summer........

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#45 Fri 18 Jan 13 9:49pm

mummza

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

here is what needs to be done if you dont want plastic lined tins or comercially peeled tomatoes...
http://localfoods.about.com/od/homecann … matoes.htm

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#46 Sat 19 Jan 13 3:29am

Ashen

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

We do up a few cases of our own every summer/fall.   I don't do them whole though, process time is less for ground , so I run them through our kitchenaid grinder after skinning them.  I need the strainer attachment  so that we don't even have to skin them next time.  I use citric acid instead of bottle lemon juice, but both are ok and you  can't taste either.   If you are worried about BPA though and are using bottles like the ones in mummza's link . Make sure the snap lids  are BPA free.  The inside of snap lids are clear or white plastic/resin coated to reduce corrosion and the older ones did contain BPA.


Only a fool argues with a skunk, a mule or a cook.  { cowboy saying}
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#47 Sat 19 Jan 13 9:26am

mummza

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

Darn it ... I hadn't thought about the inside of those lids !

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#48 Sat 19 Jan 13 12:32pm

Thistledo

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

wine-o.  Ah the member meant Growing, rather than Making tomatoes then. All has become clear - thanks.  Thought there was something going on that I didn't know about.
I grew a cascading cherry tomato 2011.  Not very successful.  Putting it down to that summer, too.  In the past though, when I had a greenhouse, I loved growing them and mostly very successfully.

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#49 Sun 20 Jan 13 10:07am

beerforyorky

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

The quality of fresh tomatoes here is not consistent so I always have tinned tomatoes in the cupboard just in case. In the UK I tended to buy chopped tinned tomatoes but here they are twice the price of the whole ones (because they are imported - the whole are local). I always buy fresh if they are good because they are far more versatile.

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#50 Sun 20 Jan 13 10:41am

hippytea

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Re: Canned Tomatoes......

MsPablo wrote:

People tend to freak about these Norwegian foods, but honestly if you're a haggis eater, nothing should really scare you. help  tongue

Haggis contains offal. Not caustic soda! shocked

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