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What substance is coming off my tomatoes?

Hello, We had some "off the vine" tomatoes we bought at the store and I was cleaning them with water and wiped them with a paper towel and noticed a yellowish stain on the paper towel. I wiped very well, then rinsed and finally the new paper towel I used was clean. What do you think this is? Is it tomato tar?
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jul 30, 2014 - 11 answers

Port-Forwarding To Different Internal Port, Keeping It Simple

My old router with Tomato firmware did it very simply: there was a blank for the external port, and a blank for the internal port behind NAT, and external traffic sent to the external port gets forwarded to the internal computer on the internal port. Now, I can't seem to find any router hardware or alternative firmware that does it so simply. [more inside]
posted by AzraelBrown on Nov 14, 2013 - 10 answers

What can I do with so many tomatoes?

After years of gardening failure, our tomato plants are producing like crazy this year. We've been eating tomatoes raw, making spaghetti sauce, and having bruschetta with about half our meals. For breakfast, I had an egg inside a roasted tomato. I've been having tomato and cheese sandwiches for lunch. Every day after work I've been eating a whole, raw tomato. Despite all these efforts, we just can't eat the tomatoes fast enough. What can we do? Please suggest ways to consume more tomatoes now as well as things we could make now and eat later.
posted by Area Man on Sep 1, 2013 - 29 answers

Fresh homegrown tomatoes + ? = _____

I have finally reached the point where I have more tomatoes than ideas. So, please share ideas for using fresh, misshapen, split-prone tomatoes in recipes. [more inside]
posted by mightshould on Jul 21, 2013 - 41 answers

Jughead would know

Help me solve a friendly dispute. How are burgers normally prepared with respect to tomato products? Just a tomato slice, just ketchup, or both? [more inside]
posted by k8lin on May 30, 2013 - 34 answers

WIFI networking: two routers on the same network

Hi, I am trying to set up a surplus router as a NAS and torrent appliance, to integrate into an existing network. The setup will use two routers, one to provide network and internet to everyone, the other will use TomatoUSB and will be dedicated to torrenting. [more inside]
posted by Mokusatsu on Jan 13, 2013 - 7 answers

Fungus on tomato leaf: cause or effect?

Tomato Disease Filter: what is this fungus looking stuff on my tomato plants? Can I save the plants or does this call for scorched earth tactics in order to protect the rest of the garden? [more inside]
posted by Hairy Lobster on Nov 12, 2012 - 7 answers

salsatime!

I need your best salsa recipes suitable for canning. [more inside]
posted by sararah on Aug 7, 2012 - 6 answers

What are some tomato-heavy freezer recipes.

This month I will have a boatload of tomatoes at my disposal. In February I will have a new baby. Is there anything I can make and freeze now that (a) uses a lot of tomatoes and (b) will still be good in six months? [more inside]
posted by that's how you get ants on Aug 1, 2012 - 11 answers

Well that escalated quickly.

I need your best, most awesome tomato sauce-like recipes. Salsas, marinara (meat is OK), etc. Overload of fresh tomatoes and basil. Also rosemary and mint. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Jul 24, 2012 - 33 answers

How do I get my little garden to do its thing and grow some stuff

Gardening Filter : My tomato plants are flowering but not yielding any fruit! Am I doing something wrong? Or is it just not time yet? I have other friends who are already getting tomatoes this year. Is there anything I can do to help them out? This and other gardening queries. [more inside]
posted by Quincy on Jun 6, 2012 - 17 answers

Should I move my potted vegetable plants to catch the morning sun?

I have a cherry tomato plant and a few pepper plants (scotch bonnets and jalapenos) in pots in a window that faces due west - they get bright shade until about 3 pm, and then hot, direct sun until about 6:30 pm. Should I move them to the front garden (facing south) in the mornings? [more inside]
posted by cilantro on May 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me find the ultimate secret ingredients to make the ultimate (tomato based) BBQ sauce

As a connoisseur of barbecue sauce, on a lifelong quest to either find or replicate the best barbecue sauce I ever tasted, I keep coming back to the same thing: What exactly is the key ingredient or ingredients in a barbecue sauce that really make it special? What ingredients really make the difference between a good sauce, and a really great sauce? And just how much of a difference does it make to actually cook it and reduce it rather than mix it cold? Askmefi hivemind, help me out! [more inside]
posted by Elfasi on Apr 7, 2012 - 29 answers

I can't put a stapler in this. Help me eat it.

What can I do with this tomato jelly? [more inside]
posted by zennish on Mar 9, 2012 - 13 answers

My lentils have a tomato flavor with no tomatos. Sorcery.

Why do lentils cooked with beet greens have a tomato flavor? [more inside]
posted by larthegreat on Feb 21, 2012 - 4 answers

New wireless router help needed.

Please help me find the best wireless, simultaneous g/n router that also functions as a print server natively or using Tomato or DD-WRT. More inside--> [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Nov 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Tomato Soup Recipe from Bread restaurant in nyc

A couple years ago I ate at a restaurant called Bread in NYC. I believe this is the restaurant. They had mindblowingly awesome tomato soup. Do you know the recipe this restaurant uses? [more inside]
posted by mjcon on Oct 15, 2011 - 6 answers

Tomato Vodka Cocktail Ideas

In one week, I will have a bottle of home-infused tomato vodka. What should I do with it? [more inside]
posted by whitneyarner on Sep 23, 2011 - 31 answers

Why are my tomatoes rotting on the vine?

Gardening question! I've got a potted tomato plant, with tons of green tomatoes. They were ripening up nicely, but when I went to pick some, they were rotting on the vine. Cracked at the stem and rotting in the center. The green ones are already cracking and darkening around the stem. See picture. What's wrong with them?
posted by Stagger Lee on Aug 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Secure wifi hotspot browsing with VPN

I want to set up my iPad to connect to my home router from whatever wifi I happen to be on. I want a tunnel, I want all traffic going through the tunnel. All I want the wifi to see is that there is an iPad and it is connected to one place and there is data going back and forth. [more inside]
posted by phritosan on Aug 3, 2011 - 4 answers

A Garden Tragedy

What's the matter with my tomato plant? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Jun 16, 2011 - 17 answers

What do I do with all this red sauce?

I have about three gallons of truly excellent homemade tomato sauce. What can I do with it if I don't eat pasta?
posted by honeydew on Jun 5, 2011 - 28 answers

Can I plant vegetables by just cutting them up and putting them in the ground?

Can I plant vegetables by just cutting them up and putting them in the ground? Specifically tomatoes and cucumbers. [more inside]
posted by Slinga on May 9, 2011 - 20 answers

Are my peppers and tomatoes doomed?

What's wrong with my peppers and tomatoes? [more inside]
posted by no bueno on May 5, 2011 - 8 answers

ideas for homemade planter covering

I have three DIY self-watering tomato planters made from beige 30-or-so gallon containers. They work great, but "in the sun" in my yard means "visible from the street." Please tell me some ways that I can make them more attractive with coverings or any other ideas that you might have. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on Apr 15, 2011 - 7 answers

How many calories is a tomato?

How many calories is a tomato? [more inside]
posted by kafziel on Apr 9, 2011 - 9 answers

What kind of tomatoes should I grow?

Gardeners! Help me narrow down what three varieties of tomato to grow on my tiny urban deck. [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist on Jan 6, 2011 - 35 answers

Are my tomatoes doomed?

Do my tomato plants have late blight? And if so, is there anything I can do other than destroy them? [more inside]
posted by milkcrateman on Aug 29, 2010 - 3 answers

Tomato/Potato all in one plant.

Can a potato tomato plant exist without being 2 plants grafted together? [more inside]
posted by boby on Aug 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Attack of the Killer(?) Tomatoes!

I'm growing several containers of tomatoes on my deck, and also... something else. Blue tomatoes!? Can anyone tell me what these are? (A few other photos: 1, 2, 3)
posted by graventy on Jul 29, 2010 - 12 answers

Tomato growing advice

Hey tomato gardeners! I have some questions. Do you use blossom set spray on your tomatoes? Would you recommend it? Do you pinch off suckers? Do you remove some blossoms in pursuit of fuller fruit? [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on Jun 14, 2010 - 16 answers

Nerd Alert

I've got a WRT54GL router running the Tomato firmware. Now what extremely awesome/nerdy things can I do with it? [more inside]
posted by nokry56 on Jun 2, 2010 - 14 answers

Two WRT54G routers - Am I doing this right?

Optimizing my home network, using a pair of Linksys WRT54G wireless routers + Tomato. Best practices? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on May 25, 2010 - 7 answers

Bruschetta + trousers = :(

Stainfilter: I spilled a tasty-but-volatile cocktail of bruschetta topping (raw tomato, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, salt, ground pepper) on a pair of gray 97% cotton/3% spandex trousers. I threw them in the wash immediately (cold water, Woolite Black and vinegar) but the stain is now even worse. Can you save my favorite pants? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on May 20, 2010 - 13 answers

Not another year of no tomatoes!

[Tomato Help] Baby tomato plants are turning bronze or yellow on the leaves. What is it? Pest or disease? Visual here. [more inside]
posted by Etta Hollis on May 18, 2010 - 9 answers

How to cook Chinese tomato with chicken

Help me re-create a dish from a faraway restaurant: Chinese chicken with tomato. [more inside]
posted by Songdog on Apr 8, 2010 - 5 answers

It was too tasty to be my own recipe.

Did I imagine this delicious recipe for a thyme, tomato and camembert/brie tart? Help me find it please! [more inside]
posted by indienial on Feb 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Can my plant be saved?

Can someone suggest how to help my poor tomato plant which has keeled over or is it too late for it already? [more inside]
posted by astapasta24 on Feb 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Mmm Soup!

Tomato Soup Recipes... [more inside]
posted by SarahElizaP on Dec 23, 2009 - 18 answers

Tomato Wireless Bridge + forgetfulness = ???

Tomato Wireless Bridge + forgetfulness = ??? [more inside]
posted by xla76 on Nov 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Alternative to tomato for vegetarian stew base.

I have a loose vegetarian stew recipe that I have made up that is wonderful in the sense that it is flexible and quick. It does have one constant, in that it has a tomato base. What can I sub the tomato content with? [more inside]
posted by piratebowling on Nov 9, 2009 - 21 answers

Can I salvage these tomatoes?

While trying to cook a large quantity of tomatoes for sauce, I accidentally burned a few on the bottom of the pan. Now the burnt aroma pervades the entire (did I mention large) batch of tomatoes. Is there any way to salvage this project? [more inside]
posted by Orinda on Oct 3, 2009 - 9 answers

How would you store half a tomato?

How would you store half a tomato? [more inside]
posted by Bleusman on Aug 24, 2009 - 26 answers

Tomatofilter: 2% chance I'm crazy; 98% chance something (good) is up with our country's tomatos.

Tomato question: Did something happen late last Autumn that could have caused low-priced/budget tomatoes in (U.S.) fast-food restaurants and supermarkets to become radically better tasting? My perception of increased quality had a sudden onset, was not chain-specific, not geographically localized, and is shared by a handful of friends. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Aug 17, 2009 - 13 answers

I didn't know plants could shed!

I've got a couple cherry tomato plants on my windowsill that have been growing like gangbusters -- there's even one little tomato that's JUST starting to turn red. But -- they're also dropping stems off the main plants at an alarming rate. What's happening, and how can I stop it? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Jul 15, 2009 - 29 answers

Fresh Tomato Marinara Recipe?

I have fresh tomatoes & basil from my garden, and would like to make some spicy marinara out of it. I'm a novice to making sauces from fresh ingredients. Any suggested, and preferably simple, recipes? [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw on Jul 12, 2009 - 11 answers

Out of the frying pan into the fire

I am in the process of switching from Comcast cable to Verizon DSL. I am trying to figure out the wireless situation in my house. [more inside]
posted by mkb on Jul 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Tomato or... not tomato? That's out of the question.

Help us use our abundant home-grown tomatoes, even though our tomato tastes disagree! [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jul 8, 2009 - 33 answers

Please don't let these tomates go!

Tomato Plants showing some mold (SoCal) [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Jun 29, 2009 - 5 answers

identifying tomato plants

can anyone tell me if there's a way to tell the difference between a determinate vs an indeterminate tomato plant as a seedling? my 3 year old pulled out all of my markers before the seeds had sprouted. i don't want to prune the determinate plants by accident!
posted by cvilleluke on Jun 16, 2009 - 4 answers

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