tomatoes, tomatoes, everywhere

I left one sheet pan full of green tomatoes alone for a week whilst we were in the city, they all ripened! YAY, but with the weather plummeting here and the sun not showing itself I am concerned that these will not ripen… and this is only half of what is still on the vine. Advice anyone?

sitting in a sunny window spot these did alright

picked and waiting for the sun…

hiding indoors overnight

it’s going to take A LOT of toast to finish off all these!

Recipes anyone??



  1. Posted September 17, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    Put them in a large brown paper bag, in a warm place. That usually works well. Look at them once or twice a day.

  2. Posted September 17, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Our newspaper’s food edition in Portland, OR had several green tomato recipes that sounded good this week:

    Also in a separate piece, an enchilada sauce you can freeze (I think this is what I’m going to do if I end up w/lots of green tomatoes, as I love enchiladas!):

    • thecatskillkiwi
      Posted September 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

      will definitely check this out!

  3. Mame Johnston
    Posted September 17, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    I remember friends of mine that used to wrap them individually in newspaper and put them in a cool place and they would sometimes still be enjoying them in late December. It’s worth a try, right?

    • thecatskillkiwi
      Posted September 17, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

      OMG that’s a great tip!! thanks will try asap.

  4. Lee
    Posted September 17, 2010 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Chutney and relish!

    • thecatskillkiwi
      Posted September 17, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

      do you have a good chutney or relish recipes? would love it!

  5. coconutandquinoa
    Posted September 17, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

    I was going to say chutney too, with indian spices, made one years ago…and think I may have made it with my curry powder??

  6. Bonnie
    Posted September 18, 2010 at 12:43 am | Permalink

    Mmmm I was lucky enough to eat one of these babies for brekky!!! Delish!

  7. leslie
    Posted September 18, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    I like to put them on a chunk of soft Mozzarella cheese with a fresh basil leaf, olive oil and pepper on top! Yum!

  8. Posted September 19, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Well I found this recipe online, never tried it but it calls for 2kg of tomatoes which if you treble it will surely use up a few of yours? Then you could freeze ’em.
    Sounds like the others have given you some great suggestions though. Good luck! Let us know how you get on…

  9. Gabriel
    Posted September 20, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    Why aren’t you calling me about the grandkids? Patrick made an amazing green tomato cake this weekend. I have the recipe waiting for you.

  10. Gabriel
    Posted September 20, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    By the way, are you saving seeds? Pick some amazing specimens and I’ll talk you through it.

  11. Jill
    Posted September 22, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    What beauties! I can only think of Italian Foods! which only needs great sauce. Don’t forget the key to great sauce is one cup of carrot juice. (a little old Italian lady gave me that tip!)

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