In the hopes of limiting our exposure to cardboard tomatoes through the long Wisconsin winter, we decided to buy 50 pounds of tomatoes while they were still in season. Inspired by posts on a couple of my favorite food blogs (Salt & Fat and Smitten Kitchen), I decided to turn them into jarred oven-dried tomatoes and two big batches of tomato sauce: one tomato butter sauce and the other a simple spicy tomato sauce.
Varieties of plum tomatoes are recommended for the oven-dried tomatoes because they are meatier and not too soft for the drying. The drying takes 6 hours in the oven at 200°F, so if you are preparing dried tomatoes and sauce, start with the drying recipe first. Continue reading →
One of my favorite things about Hypatia is access to a great kitchen and all the baking supplies that I could ask for. When I moved into Hypatia I took the opportunity to start learning how to make bread. Here is a gallery of some of the bread that I’ve made while living here: