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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

The last of tomatoes


The tomato season is definitely over. The temperature dropped today to 6°C (6 h in the morning)! It probably won't flower anymore so I have picked up all the fruit and made some ketchup.
Here, there are two recipes; one for ketchup and the other for "salsa di pomidori"...

HOMEMADE KETCHUP

3 kg tomatoes
3 garlic cloves
24 dag raisins (if you like it)
vinegar, salt, pepper, curry (if you like it) or spices to your taste
Wash tomatoes and cut into pieces. Cook for some time, add raisins and garlic (crushed), add all the spices. Cook until soft enough to puree it through the colander. Cook the pulp further on until you get the desired thickness of your ketchup. Wash the bottles or jars thoroughly, put into oven and warm them up. Fill in the hot ketchup and seal it.


SALSA DI POMIDORI

5 kg tomatoes
3 garlic cloves
2 carrots
2 onions
1 celery  (leaves and root)
parsley, thyme, pepper, salt
olive oil

Wash and cut the tomatoes. Wash and clean the carrot, parsley, onion and celery, and put it into a pot. Add crushed garlic, pepper, thyme, and cook slowly on low temperature for an hour and a half. Puree it through the colander and cook for another hour. (Yes, it is tiresome business!). Finally add salt.
Fill in warm glass jars, pour some olive oil over, and seal.



More recipes here Tomato ketchup.

5 comments:

  1. Moji su paradajzi davno otišli. Meni je baš bila neka loša godina za paradajze. Nadam se da će sljedeća biti bolja.

    PS pogledaj si tekst, negdje si pisala potato ,a negdje tomato. Mislim da si mislila na paradajz cijelo vrijeme?

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  2. Ispravila sam tekst,hvala...
    Probaj iduću godinu malčirati tlo oko rajčica. Može slama ili suha trava. Spore gljivica koje su na tlu sa svakom kišom pršću po stabljikama i tako ih zaraze. Malč to sprječava.

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  3. Ma ja sam malčirala sa crnim najlonom da se i zemlja zagrije na vrijeme. Probati ću sa slamom sljedeće godine.

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  4. Nije loše ni to, malčirati sa organskim malčem je ipak bolje jer i zemlja diše, a sve gujavice i co. polako sve uvuku u tlo i dodatno gnoje. Malčirati treba kad se tlo ugrije i bude vlažno.

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  5. Hi! The summer seems to be over. I also collected the tomatoes, really unripe green ones too to make green ketchup or some strange sauce.

    That pile looks wonderful in your picture!

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