Friday, November 9, 2007

Green Tomatoes

The temperature here can get to as low as 28 degree F during the night. My poor tomato plants didn't survived the cold. I picked lots of them last night and they are mostly green. Now, with all this green tomatoes I don't know what to do with it. Should I make some fried green tomatoes or some salsa.
I picked these last week

This was the first time I plant tomato and I am glad that it turn out really well . The 5 tomatoes plant has given me lots of tomatoes. I harvested some really huge ones and some small sweet ones too. I've given away quite a bit to my neighbor too. The only down side of all this was the tomato 'Hornworms' Is giving me the goose bums just thinking about it. Other than that it was pretty easy to plant them. Rita, any plan to plant some next year?



Back to the green tomatoes. Any suggestions what I can do with it?

22 comments:

Rita Ho said...

Haha! Gert, I have plans because David loves tomatoes but now that you reminded us of those worms, I am not so sure. Wrigglers and I don't get along! I am shuddering as I type. :(

Besides being raw, do the green tomatoes have any particular taste?

I Cook4Fun said...

Rita, don't worry too much about the worms. Hero David will come to the rescue :) :) just like Carlos came to rescue me :) :)

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I Cook4Fun said...

Rita, I don't really like green tomatoes. Is too sour for me but some people do like fried green tomatoes.

Rita Ho said...

Gert ... Is it possible to pickle them? I know nothing about such things but just remembered my aunt pickling her raw papayas. They are probably supposed to be raw! Anyway, your green tomatoes look too good to be thrown away.

I heard from Cath that you have a cough too? Take care!

Cat Cat said...

Gert,
Fried green tomatoes are good... The italians like them alot...
Drink lots of water, Gert... Hope you feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Gert,
How about making spicey tomato chutney with the green tomatoes? My English friends make them every end of summer with the tomatoes they hurriedly picked before the frost hit.

SC

Lil' Ms Pinky said...

Gert, I loved those small cherry tomatoes. They were so delicious and sweet! Now I've learnt a new way to make salad...olive oil first, then only balsamic vinegar. Carlos swears by that method! :)

Anyhow, sorry about the plants. Guess that's what the cycle of life is all about - when something dies, something else will grow. It makes one look forward to it.

Spring, I heard, should be beautiful.

I Cook4Fun said...

Rita, I am not sure about pickle. It might get really mushy. I am ok. Thanks :)

SC, I am going to leave it for a few days and see if it gets ripe if not making chutney is not a bad idea at all. Thanks for the suggestion.

Pinky, remember it was still ok when we look at it from the deck but overnight it was all gone. Look forward to next year :) :)

So you learn making tomato salad from Carlos :) :) Hope you make some back home.

Sweetiepie said...

How nice if mine tomatoes grow as big like yours.So beautiful.I donno why my tomatoes never grow big and ripe.You are good in planting!:)Maybe you can use it for pizza.

I Cook4Fun said...

Sweetiepie, thanks for dropping by. I plant mine in a huge container and with organic soil. I bought my plant from Home Depot. Actually my plants needs very little care except watering and trimming. Will drop by to your blog :) :)

I Cook4Fun said...

Cat, thank you. I am so much better today :) :)

beachlover said...

oh!! Gert,you also sakit??..I think the temp make us sick.Just bundle up at home.I'm so afraid to fall sick,coz Mishu don't leave me alone,so if I feel little bit uneasy I cepat cepat telan this and that.hmmmmm..what to do with green tomato?.How about make some curry vegetable or bake it?.Hope U feel better soon.

I Cook4Fun said...

Beachlover, I am so much better now. Before it get worst I drink lots of juice take vitamin C, tylenol and whatever I can lay my hands on. Been sleeping a lot and really had a good rest :) :) The cold is really getting into me.

As for the tomatoes I am going to keep it for a few days and see if will get red or not if not maybe cook some curry. Thanks for the suggestion.

Jane of All Trades said...

Gert, I lay them on a newspaper on my concrete basement which is dark. It will slowly ripen hence turn red. Imagine eating fresh tomatoes in December.. what a delight!!!! An old lady taught me what to do with green tomatoes. I usually pluck them before the first frost. Hope that helps.

PrincessJournals said...

Gert, i like eating crunchy tomatoes w sambal belacan and rice. ;)

I Cook4Fun said...

JOAT, Thanks for the tips. Will keep it in the basement and see what happen.

PJ, Sedap ke makan macam tu. Tak masam ke?

PrincessJournals said...

Gert, bila cicah dgn sambal dah tak rasa sgt masam.

Zue Murphy said...

Gert, I didn't know you wasn't feeling well. Do stay warm inside.
Have you decided what you want to do with your green tomato?
I like my green tomato sliced and pan fried with some salt and pepper. Thinking about it make my mouth watering. Yumm yumm.

I Cook4Fun said...

PJ, nanti I cuba :)

Zue, I dah baik dah. Thank you. Kalau you suka green tomato nanti you datang you can take some home. I don't think it will get red anytime soon :) :)

Jane of All Trades said...

Gert, has some of the tomatoes turned red? Don't worry, if it hasn't it will slowly turn red.. something you want to happen tat way you get your garden grown tomatoes to eat later. An old german lady who grew up in a farm taught me this "trick". Something about the dark and cold air tat makes it ripen slowly.

I Cook4Fun said...

JOAT, non of them is red yet and some of them has black spot on it. I hope they will get red soon :)Thanks for all the tips.