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    Too Many Tomatoes/Cucumbers

    We grow tomatoes and cucumbers and at some point usually have more than we can eat or give away. I can but do not have a pressure canner yet. I prefer fresh salsa, so not sure if I want to start trying out recipes for canning that yet. What do you do with extra tomatoes and cucumbers?

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    i would love to live near you. for some tomatoes and cucumbers. its so hard to grow things here, have lots of salads, ,and tomatoe sandwichs, [with miracle whip and maybe a slice of cheese].
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    I love my neighbor. He shares his tomatos, cucumbers, zuchinni, eggplant, etc. with me. I have pleanty of veggies to eat.

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    We love tomatoes & cucumbers. Here is a recipe that works great for both. Unfortunately I don't have measurements but we just go by the taste. Slice & lay out on a dish. Dice a vidalia onion & sprinkle liberally. Start with a 1/2 cup of oil, (we use canola) & start adding red wine vinegar. I would suggest 2 tablespoons to start. Depending on your tastes, you can keep adding the vinegar. We also add just a little bit of sugar to this mixture. Drizzle over tomatoes/cucumbers. You want to cover them in the oil mixture. We then sprinkle parsley or basil over top & refrigerate for about 15 min.

    Hope this helps you out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueJ View Post
    We love tomatoes & cucumbers. Here is a recipe that works great for both. Unfortunately I don't have measurements but we just go by the taste. Slice & lay out on a dish. Dice a vidalia onion & sprinkle liberally. Start with a 1/2 cup of oil, (we use canola) & start adding red wine vinegar. I would suggest 2 tablespoons to start. Depending on your tastes, you can keep adding the vinegar. We also add just a little bit of sugar to this mixture. Drizzle over tomatoes/cucumbers. You want to cover them in the oil mixture. We then sprinkle parsley or basil over top & refrigerate for about 15 min.

    Hope this helps you out!
    Sue
    Oh, sounds good. I'll fix that tonight!

    I have a creamed cucumbers recipe (I think I got on this site) that is really good, too.

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    Is it salt that you liberally sprinkle on them? You left out what to sprinkle.

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    When I get a surplus of tomatoes, I put them into freezer bags and freeze them solid for stewed tomatoes in the winter. When you want to use them, I put a pot of hot water to boil on the stove. I put the frozen tomato into the boiling water for about 5-10 seconds. I pick it out with my tongs and run the tomato under the tap and the skin peels right off. I do all the skins off the tomatoes and then dump out the water. I wait for the tomatoes to thaw a bit and core and cut them up and put them in the pot to cook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    When I get a surplus of tomatoes, I put them into freezer bags and freeze them solid for stewed tomatoes in the winter. When you want to use them, I put a pot of hot water to boil on the stove. I put the frozen tomato into the boiling water for about 5-10 seconds. I pick it out with my tongs and run the tomato under the tap and the skin peels right off. I do all the skins off the tomatoes and then dump out the water. I wait for the tomatoes to thaw a bit and core and cut them up and put them in the pot to cook.
    How long can you keep tomatoes in the freezer?

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    We love this recipe.
    Parmesan Tomatoes
    4 ripe tomatoes
    4 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
    4 Tablespoons parmesan
    1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
    1 teas. dried basil
    1 teas. fresh parsley
    1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
    Pre heat oven to 350. Put tomatoes on baking pan. Mix all ingredients except parsley and mozzarella. Put mix on tomateos and top with mozzarella and parsley mixed together. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.

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    wish I lived closer to you as I can tomatoes and also make and can my own tomatoe soup have also made catsup

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