Saturday, September 19, 2009

Now Being Dehydrated...

Sicilian Rouge being sun-dried

I thought I would have to wait until next summer to make sun-dried cherry tomatoes, because when they were abundant the weather was nasty, and when the weather got better, the tomato season was over. These are (probably) the last harvest of our Sicilian Rouge.

Four days ago

The tomatoes didn't look quite ripe when harvested, but they are turning redder and redder as they dry.
Now, how much longer do you think I should dry them?


Ami said...

Hi Obachan: They should look like the dried tomatoes on this page.

This blog also provides some additional tips for drying and preserving food.

Anonymous said...

It depends on how hot is the weather. My mother used to dry them for three days. She would also sprinkle the with a little salt. Good luck.

totoro kaiwa said...

The dried tomatoes look delicious. Bet you could eat them like candy.

obachan said...

Wow, thanks for the link. That's a great site. :D

Anonymous commenter;
It was hot and dry for about 4 days, then it got cloudy... so maybe longer than a week here?

Yeah, they'll be pretty sweet, I guess.


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