9 easy ways to garden tomatoes

9 Easy Ways to Use All Those Garden Tomatoes

9 easy ways to garden tomatoes

The title of this post is very ironic as our tomato crop was so poor this year, we just had them in salads. Last week end I got tomato envy, dining at friends who regularly produce tons of them! Green, yellow, red, chocolatey in all shapes and forms their home grown garden tomatoes made a beautiful centrepiece in which we all happily “digged into”. They had made tomato ketchup, tomato sauce etc… A lot of delicious goodies I can only dream of! Yes, tomato envy . . . definitely 🙁

I have great childhood memories, remembering my mum frantically freezing or canning our garden tomatoes so we can enjoy them during the Winter months.  While this year I can only sadly reflect on our own predicament, I thought that anyone shifting through a heap of home grown garden tomatoes might enjoy this round up of tips and recipes. A great week end job as tomato season is coming to an end.

ketchup 2

Homemade Tomato Ketchup [vegetarian] by Jamie Oliver
Heinz Ketchup Copycat Recipe [vegetarian] by Todd Wilbur
Ketchup Recipes [vegetarian] by Nigel Slater



Homemade Tomato Chutney [vegetarian] by BBC Good Food
Tomato, Ginger and Sultana Chutney [vegetarian] by The British Larder
Spiced Tomato & Courgette Chutney [vegan] by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary
Smoky Tomato Chutney [vegetarian] by Delia Smith



Fresh Tomato Salsa [vegan] by Epicurious
Green Tomato Salsa Verde [vegan] by Wonky Wonderful
Red & Green Tomato Salsa [vegan] by Epicurious


tomato sauce

Fresh Tomato Sauce [vegan] by Smitten Kitchen
Homemade Crock Pot Marinara Sauce [vegetarian] by Life Currents
Tomato Sauce for Keeps [vegan] by The British Larder
The Best Fresh Tomato Sauce [vegan] by Daniel Gritzer
The Quickest Tomato Sauce [vegan] by Jamie Oliver


Heirlom Tomato Jam [vegetarian] by Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe
Spicy Tomato Jam [vegan] by Food Network
Tomato Ginger Jam [vegan] by Healthy Green Kitchen
Three Tomato Jam Recipes by White on Rice Couple
Cherry Tomato–Vanilla Bean Preserves [vegan] by Saveur


tomato paste
How to Make Tomato Paste


dry them
Oven-Dried Grape Tomatoes [vegan] by Lingonberry Jam
Easiest Homemade Sun-Dried Tomatoes [vegan] by Whole New Mum
Semi-dried Tomatoes [vegan] by The British Larder


freeze them
The Easiest Way to Preserve Tomatoes by The Kitchn


can them

Recipes for Canning Tomatoes: Stewed Tomatoes, Pizza Sauce, Spaghetti Sauce, Salsa by Sherelle Christensen
How to can tomatoes


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