This is a blog about what goes on in the Brock back yard and kitchen in sunny Alice Springs. Our family is one of a dieing race that cook everything from scratch, preserve at every opportunity and want to teach our kids where their food comes from - the meat as well as the 3 veg. We are also avid seedsavers and have trialled and tested many plants in the alice Springs conditions, which we then share with the community.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
semi dried tomatoes
It has been great weather for drying tomatoes lately with a majority of days above 35 so we have been drying cherry tomatoes.
We just lay them on trays and usually one day is enough for cheeries. we dry them so there is still a little bit of moisture in them. the key to making them extra yummy is once you bring them inside, soak them in red wine vinegar for one minute then jar them with olive oil. Best kept in the fridge to be on the safe side.We got the idea of soaking in red wine vinegar from Barabara Kingsolvers book "Animal Vegetable Miracle". A fabulous book about being a locavore for a year on a block of land in Kentucky - but dangerous because it will make you want to move to the country!