Canning Tomatoes – Heirloom Tomato

Canning Tomatoes Carefully can tomatoes to avoid spoilage and food poisoning. Some tomato plants, even high-acid varieties, produce lower-acid fruits under some conditions. Always add bottled lemon juice or citric acid to avoid the risk of botulism. • Control spoilage by heat processing filled jars in a boiling water canner or a pressure canner. • Select only disease-free, vine-ripened firm […]

Gazpacho – Heirloom Tomato

Ingredients: There are hundreds, probably thousands of gazpacho recipes: green, red, and white; smooth and chunky; thick and thin. This version evolved over many years to be my standard. This recipe makes enough for several meals, and the vinegar ensures that it keeps superbly. Please note that gazpacho recipes are flexible; a little more or less of most ingredients won’t […]

Tomato and Avocado Salad – Heirloom Tomato

Tomato and Avocado Salad Ingredients: 4 large tomatoes, chopped 4 avocados – peeled, pitted and diced 1 red onion, thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste 1 (8 ounce) bottle balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing Preparation: 1 In a large serving bowl, toss together the tomatoes, avocados and red onion. Dust lightly with black pepper, and pour salad […]