September is the time to really start preserving the bounty of your garden. I previously wrote about preserving herbs from your garden and today I have another gardening tip – preserving your garden tomatoes. There are many ways to do this but today I am sharing how to preserve your tomatoes by roasting them.
This was not a great year for my tomatoes. They grew slowly and took forever to ripen on the vine. I did a little research and my hypothesis is that it was just too hot. While tomatoes like hot weather, if it is too hot they ripen much slower.
As a result of slow ripening, I didn’t have a bounty of tomatoes at any one time. That is until now. I suddenly had a couple pints of grape tomatoes and quite a few of my larger San Marzano tomatoes at the same time and they are perfect for roasting. I love roasting tomatoes in the oven and tossing them over gluten-free pasta. However, I had too many tomatoes for one pasta dinner. So, I needed to find a way to preserve these sweet roasted tomatoes.