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08-07-2005, 04:26 PM
i saw somewhere, and cant find it now of course, that someone recommended really good sun dried tomatoes from an online source. does anyone know? i would like to buy a stash to keep in the pantry! the ones i see and sometimes have to buy at the store are not that great.
08-07-2005, 04:31 PM
I don't have an answer to the online place, but do you own a dehydrator? If so, why not make your own? I have began doing this. Sometimes the stores will have tomatoes on sale and I stock up on a LOT of them, slice 'em up (sometimes putting in olive oil first, most times not), dry 'em thoroughly in the dehydrator and package in a ziplock bag!
My sauces and other things calling for them turn out every bit as good (if not better) as when using the store-bought ones and it's much cheaper!
But if you don't own a dehydrator, hopefully someone will come along with that online source for you.
08-08-2005, 10:27 AM
Sorry, I don't have that resource for you, but I do have a marvelous recipe for Sun dried tomatoes
you can tweek in any way you choose
in fact, I have some in the dehydrator as we speek
2 cups tomatoes (I use cherry, especially the yellow, are super flavor full, but traditionally they use Romas-but any will do)
cut 1/2 " thick or if using cherry cut in half
place in marinating pan, (a pan with ridges to hold your food up out of the marinate)
add 2 cloves garlic (peeled and crushed)
1/2 cup chopped basil
1/4 cup chopped oregano
let marinate for at least 4 hours, up to two days (your choice)
Then place on mesh screen in dehydrator, and dehydrate until consistancy you like
I do till almost dry then pack in a jar, and pour olive oil on top, as long as the olive oil is covering them, they will stay fresh) within reason
You can also add, crushed rosemary, thyme, cayenne, chili peppers, onion, cloves, anything you think you would like.
I used to add some salt, but don't anymore, as I never salt anything and prefer the natural flavors.
08-09-2005, 10:40 AM
I've found the best prices for organic sun-dried tomatoes from Jaffee Bros.
Also, they sell very fresh raw tahini in bulk (15 lb pail) that is wonderful. I use it instead of nut butters, which are much more expensive, in almost everything. My favorite breakfast is homemade lemonade (agave as sweetener) with a frozen banana or two and a big spoonful of the tahini... hmmm hmmm good...
Jillian from North Dakota
08-14-2005, 09:40 PM
i will make my own and then if i need to buy some, i can buy some also. this website is the one i was looking for!!
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