Friday, September 2, 2011

Morning Harvest

Each morning during the summer we feed the horses and chickens then take our garden hod over to the garden to see what treasures have ripened in the past day.  We have been canning and drying tomatoes and making tomato sauce and soup non-stop the past few weeks.  One of our favorite varieties of tomatoes is "Tommy Toe", a golf ball size cherry tomato that is extremely prolific with a thick flesh.  These we cut in half which allows us to easily scoop out the seeds and dry in our dehydrator as the small size allows them to try consistently.   We then use them in recipes as sundried tomatoes   We have vacuum sealed them in small packages in the past. This year we are trying them in canning jars and as long as they are dry enough it should store well.  We use them in various delicious recipes.  They are also used to make a sundried tomato spread that is great on toasted baguette and we also use it as a topping on fish (or chicken in the past). 

Check out the recipe below and let me know what you think!

Sundried Tomato Spread or Dip

by PurpleDog Farm on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 8:38pm

1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes
3 garlic cloves
1 Tablespoon of cider vinegar
1 1/2  Tablespoons of sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup of olive oil

1. In a food processor chop until well blended everything but the olive oil.  Ingredients should be of uniform texture.
2. Add oil and process till well blended
3. Refrigerate till needed

* You can also add about 1/2 cup of shredded pecorino romano to the mixture when used on top of fish or chicken.


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