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Posted June 14, 2010 | Leave a comment
Tomatoes, the wonder fruit!
Summer is the season for tomatoes! In the Shenandoah Valley, tomatoes will be abundant by the end of June, early July. Are you ready for a delicious fruit that is a wonderful source of vitamins A and C?
Here are some easy ways to use tomatoes:
For those of you who are avid gardeners, tomatoes can be canned or frozen. Tomatoes can be safely water-bath canned because of their high acidity, but additional acid needs to be added to keep them safe. It is recommended that lemon juice or citric acid be added. Recipes for canning tomatoes will give you the recommended amounts to add.
Tomatoes can be easily frozen after blanching to remove skins and blemishes. Again, follow the guidelines in your recipe. Frozen tomatoes can be used in cooking during the winter.
Your local Family Consumer Science Agent from Virginia Cooperative Extension is your resource for canning and freezing summer vegetables. Contact the nearest agent near you!
Greek Green Beans and Tomato
Makes 4 servings as a main dish or 6-8 servings as a side.
Source: Virginia Cooperative Extension
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