10 ways to use and preserve tomatoes from your garden
Earlier this spring, I shared the lineup of veggies and herbs I'm growing in my victory garden this year. Tomatoes are always a staple of my summer harvest, and this year I am growing two varieties: Amish Paste tomatoes, which are sweet and best used for stews and sauces, and Mr. Stripies, which are hearty heirloom tomatoes great for eating just as they are.
I always take time out to incorporate the stewing variety into various sauces and soups that can last me all the way until next spring. (I usually end up parting with some jars as gifts during the holidays, too.) Here are a few ideas to help launch your very own tomato-preserving operation. I'll also share some of the less labor-intensive ways I like to use tomatoes right off the vine.
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