There are so many amazing blogs out there. Reflections of people who have spent so much time and energy doing what they love…and making it seem interesting to the rest of us. On my hunt for ways to preserve cherry/grape tomatoes, I stumbled upon foodinjars.com. Really, really helpful, pretty, interesting and creative. Tis now my go-to for food saving techniques.
Here are two (out of several) ways to save those smaller tomatoes, anything from roma to tiny cherry varieties.
First way and easiest way? Freeze whole.
Place your washed tomatoes on a baking sheet and pop in the freezer.
When they have turned into tomato marbles, throw them in a ziplock and store in the freezer. Enjoy them in your next soup, stew or scramble. Yummy and easy.
The next method, roasting and jarring, takes a little bit more work. The taste however can’t be beaten.
Halve your washed tomatoes and lay them out on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Throw in some unpeeled garlic. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and oregano. A sprig or two of rosemary would also be great.
Bake for 2 hours at 300 degrees.
I jarred these by the cup full. You can freeze these in freezer safe jars, use tupperware or ziplocks. Enjoy these in your next pasta sauce or use as a warm spread on baguette.