September 3, 2019

Peeling and Seeding Tomatoes for Fresh Juice and Sauce

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

Every summer, I save lots of tomatoes to make homemade juice and sauce. Not only are they delicious and nutritious, but they can be stored in containers in the freezer for any time the craving hits - it's another great way to preserve the season’s bounty. Last week, my housekeeper, Sanu, gathered all the newly-picked tomatoes, removed the skins, separated the flesh and seeds, extracted the fresh, tasty juice, and then cooked down the remaining tomato pieces for the sauce. It was a multi-step process, but well worth the effort for all the wonderful dishes and refreshing drinks we’ll enjoy the rest of the year.

Here are some photos.