It's all well and good that we grow this or that, but then what?
And that's a good question.
Above is a picture of our tomato seedlings. I was reading the other day about sprouts, and got curious if tomato sprouts could be eaten.
Apparently not; they're poisonous in this stage.
Mental note: no tomato sprout munching.
Okay, so they grow, and they get sliced and dried (even if they are cherry tomatoes), then what?
There is no point in putting a lot of energy into growing ones own food, and then taking steps to preserve it, if one won't eat what one has saved.
Even if the brown stuff DOESN'T hit the fan, all this saving and stashing is a good way to support our lean budgets. So again, it makes sense to stash what your family will eat. So, you've got some dried tomatoes...now what? Tomato sauce. Me being the geek I am, I went scouring the web to see if someone had already done this. I give you, ModernSurvivalBlog's recipe for dried tomato sauce...
Modern Survival Blog recipe for tomato sauce, using dehydrated tomatoes
Tomato Sauce Recipe Instructions
If you have a chance, please drop by Modern Survival Blog. It's always an interesting read.
I'm off to cheer on the seedlings... what have you done this week to prepare?