Thursday, August 18, 2011
We also have tried drying them and bottling them whole in brine - both work but don't seem to be so useful. Home grown tomatoes are a different animal to those bought in the shops, much sweeter and with a thinner skin so this process works even though we don't skin them first.
We are also drying our surplus figs before freezing them to make an ingredient for cakes etc. We cut off the stalk end of really ripe figs and slice them into quarters before drying them on a mesh near our stove, works well. We store these in the freezer,