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 -
This is specific to the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area--what garden shops have gallon tomatoes on sale? These are the plants that are already grown up a couple of feet or more, may have flowers or even fruits already, and come in gallon or similarly sized pots. [more inside]
posted by gimonca
on May 21, 2014 -
I'm vegan, and have recently developed an allergy to tomatoes (when I eat them, or broccoli, I get hand ezcema, which may be related to chromium.) I need ideas for new toppings for pasta (I like goddess dressing but need variety) and tortilla chips (guacamole is good but not all the time) as well as suggestions for ways to incorporate other vegetables into my diet. I miss tomatoes very much and feel a little lost.
posted by juniper
on Oct 11, 2013 -
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 -
In August, I usually buy a bushel of tomatoes and make a 12-month supply of canned sauce, soups, and salsas.
Where can I buy a bushel of tomatoes and other bulk produce in Vancouver, Canada?
posted by Apollo's Favorite Mistake
on Aug 16, 2013 -
With the last frost date in sight, I'm planning to pick up a couple of these Earthbox clones
for my deck, and I'm looking for any and all tips to improve the likelihood of success. [more inside]
posted by ndg
on Mar 28, 2013 -
I opened a store bought can of tomatoes and poured it into a pot of chili. Now that the chili's simmering, the empty can smells like fish and I noticed a dent at the bottom near the seam. [more inside]
posted by hoppytoad
on Oct 22, 2012 -
I'm adapting a yummy sandwich recipe to an entree salad, how I can lightly dress these greens with crisped pancetta, burrata and heirloom tomatoes? [more inside]
posted by Asherah
on Aug 8, 2012 -
What has happened to my tomatoes? And can I save the rest of the poor things? First time gardener inquiring within. [more inside]
posted by kbanas
on Aug 6, 2012 -
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 -
Our lovely neighbor just stopped by to gift us a couple of tomato plants -- apparently they germinated more than they needed. I am excited! I am also sort of clueless about growing vegetables (yes, I know tomatoes are a fruit). I seek your wisdom. [more inside]
posted by That's Numberwang!
on May 1, 2012 -
Garden filter: Favorite fruits and veggies to grow in zone 5 (Denver) and best vertical trellising options you've come across. [more inside]
posted by no bueno
on Jan 25, 2012 -
What is the name of this dish and how can I make it? Ingredients include: white fungus (I think), fresh tomatoes, lime, cashew nuts, shrimp. Eaten in Burma near the Thai border. [more inside]
posted by teem
on Nov 30, 2011 -
My mother has a squirrel problem. She has a ton of tomato plants and now that they're coming in, the squirrels are picking them and eating part of them. Is there something she can do to save her plants? Note: killing the squirrels is not an option--she would rather not have tomatoes than kill the squirrels.
posted by Kimberly
on Jul 28, 2011 -
Am I being silly about BPA and tomato products? I have small children and am under the impression that I would do better to eliminate as much BPA as possible from our household diet. Am I doing any good by avoiding canned tomato products? [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes
on Feb 1, 2011 -
My friend (who's known as the Magic Salsa Fairy) converted a bunch of my homegrown tomatoes into a prodigious quantity of excellent hot salsa. There's more than a quart of it. I've got the whole tortilla chips/nachos/quesadillas axis covered, but what else can I do with it? You can assume that I'm a skillful indoor cook and my husband has a good gas grill and knows how to use it. Bonus points for healthy meal ideas. We are omnivores, but try to limit the carbs (b/c my husband is Type II diabetic).
posted by DrGail
on Aug 7, 2010 -
FoodScienceFilter? Can anyone tell me a bit more about what's going on with the proteins in traditional Bolognese sauce? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert
on Aug 7, 2010 -
Tomato Season. There is nothing like homegrown tomatoes in summer, bursting with goshdarn flavor. That said, there's gotta be something of close-to-homegrown-caliber at the farmstands or something, yeah? YEAH? Where are the best tomatoes in all of New York City. Where do I buy these tomatoes.
posted by Greg Nog
on Aug 3, 2010 -
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
posted by graventy
on Jul 29, 2010 -
MeFi gardeners - need help troubleshooting a non-fruiting yellow pear tomato plant. [more inside]
posted by arachnid
on Jul 12, 2010 -
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 -
What other secret, magic foods can I buy and eat? Bonus points for being local to Washington or the Pacific Northwest. [more inside]
posted by KathrynT
on Mar 20, 2010 -
I'm cooking up pasta sauce. I've got recipes, and also the knowledge gained from previous batches. But I have some questions about a few related matters. [more inside]
posted by azpenguin
on Jan 30, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
Is heat-treated kiln-dried lumber safe for a raised planter box that may house vegetables? [more inside]
posted by thinds66
on Apr 29, 2009 -
Is there a website where it aggregates all the reviews of a book like Rotten Tomatoes does for movies?
posted by clueless22
on Apr 21, 2009 -
We bought a gigantic jar of sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil. What are your favorite recipes that incorporate them? [more inside]
posted by halogen
on Apr 7, 2009 -
My husband used old grey water (daughter's bath water, a few days old) to water potted capsicum/pepper plants (with fruit) and tomato plants (not yet fruiting) and then came down with vomitting that night. I hope it is only a gastro-intestinal virus. It is clear that the grey water was old, and he should not have used it. That's not the question.
My question is this: Do we have to cook all the fruit that are currently on the plants, even if they need a few more weeks to ripen? Say I pick all the fruit off now, then what about subsequent fruit? I was hoping to keep these pepper plants for a few years and we do like to eat the tomatoes and peppers raw in salads.
posted by Tsisqua47
on Jan 6, 2009 -
How do I nurse a very sick tomato plant back to health? I gave it far too much tomato feed by mistake, and a day later the leaves are horribly droopy/wilted (but still green), though my tomatoes are still looking like they're ripening. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how best to recover it? It's an indoor variety, grown in a foil pouch if that helps.
posted by farfaraway
on Aug 1, 2008 -
I love tomatoes. My boyfriend hates tomatoes. How can I help him at least tolerate tomatoes, so that we might co-exist in culinary peace? [more inside]
posted by adiabat
on May 8, 2008 -
Help me find the tomatoes Bertucci’s uses on their pizza or at least a close approximation. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Apr 11, 2008 -
Does anyone know the name of a short film about the life cycle of a tomato? I think it begins at a farm and ends with homeless families scavenging through heaps of trash.... [more inside]
posted by maryh
on Aug 17, 2006 -