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At the last food swap I went to I got a large box of indigo rose cherry tomatoes.  I was going to dehydrate them but then I decided to make tomato paste & dehydrate it.  I cooked down the tomato puree until it was thick and then spread it on Silpats in my dehydrator.  After an evening of drying they were dried out and ready for storage.

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The tomato leather smells so good!  It will be fun to pull a piece off, add hot water & use for any number of things.

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My parent’s counter was getting too full of tomatoes at the end of the growing season so my Mom & I made up a batch of tomato sauce to enjoy over the winter.

I used this recipe from Better Homes & Gardens because the brown sugar & balsamic vinegar will really help take the bite out of the amount of lemon juice you have to add to each jar.  Plus the fresh herbs (basil, rosemary, parsley, lemon thyme & marjoram) will really make this a bright & summery sauce to enjoy when the snow starts to pile up!

Bring on the pasta!

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