Monday, September 21, 2009

sun-dried tomatoes

so...i have a plethora of tomatoes (see the future post on the garden...that's a attempt for sure!). and in trying to be domestic/frugal/un-wasteful i decided to make sun-dried tomatoes. easy. right.

actually, not so hard. i...
1. quartered my juliet tomatoes (a cross between a roma and a cherry...according to me)
2. placed them skin down on a piece of foil that was covering my pan
3. interspersed unpeeled garlic cloves
4. salted and peppered liberally
5. drizzled with olive oil

6. put in the oven @ 225F for 6 hours
7. checked them a few times
8. left them in for the full 6 hours (ignoring my intuition to take them out sooner)

9. removed burnt sun-dried tomatoes from the oven
10. curbed my disappointment

so, really it wasn't that hard, and my ingredients were mostly from my garden, so i didn't waste that much. and i learned that you should always follow your intuition. the end.


  1. Too bad. I love sun-dried tomatoes. (suprising, huh? They lose their disguisting tomatoey flavor when they are sun-dried).

  2. Don't worry...there will be a second attempt!

  3. I love it! Can you do other peoples attempts also or is it just yours? Cuz I have had some dousies, and will continue. Like getting ready for chruch yesterday, our 1st day in our new ward, alarm didn't go off so we woke up 10 minutes into sacrament meeting. Lucky for us it was stake conference so it turned out we were right on time. But then today the alarm didn't go off again, and i was almost late for work. Anyway, miss ya!

  4. I thought they looked good! I guess I would do the same thing.

  5. Well, this blog goes in my feed reader, maybe you just can't have private blogs in feed readers. Hmmm.

  6. Well, now I'm really messing up your comments, I thought I posted a comment before my other comment, but I messed it up. Anyway --
    I think this is a fabulous idea for a blog. Really suited to the format and very creative. I'm glad you are blogging because you are such a good writer, I love to read what you've written. Thanks for sharing.