I know. I just can’t stop singing her praises! After pouring my first cup of coffee yesterday, I got dressed (long pants, tshirt, sunhat and Off slathered all over my body) and went down to find our sweet Juliets. It was another drying day for these beauties. I had no idea that I would end up with 5 pounds of them.
Once they were weighed for our harvest total, they went for a swim.
Then it was off to the cutting board.
This is where I have to talk about why I love them for drying. They are nice and firm, unlike a couple of the other small tomatoes we dry. As for eating tomatoes, they taste alright, but I’d much rather eat a Ramapo or even an Early Girl any day. But they are the greatest and sweetest drying tomatoes.
Here they are all ready to head to the dehydrator.
The five pounds took up three and one half sheets. I did have a tray full of a few other tomatoes that had been waiting their turn on the counter. So I had one half tray that was empty. I could have walked down and picked more Juliets, but thought they would hold for the next drying session. Or since we already have 13 bags in the freezer we might try roasting and then freezing them.
We did take a drive over to Owensboro, Kentucky the other day, just across the river to buy some peaches at Reid’s Orchard. We make this trip a couple times this time of the year – for peaches now and later for apples.
We usually freeze them and use them in smoothies. That is, if we have any left after eating them!