September 7, 2018

Peeling and Seeding Tomatoes for Sauce

How did your tomatoes do this season? I have such an abundance of tomatoes at my Bedford, New York farm. 

Yesterday, I decided it was time to start preparing some of the tomatoes for homemade sauces. I love making lots of tomato sauce. Not only is it delicious and nutritious, but it can be stored in containers in the freezer for any time the craving hits - it's another great way to preserve the summer's bounty. My housekeepers, Enma and Sanu, gathered all the newly-picked tomatoes, removed the skins, separated the flesh and seeds, and extracted the fresh, tasty juices. It was a multi-step process, but well worth the effort for all the wonderful sauces and refreshing drinks we will enjoy the rest of the year.

Here are some photos.