Our garden has gifted us with a wonderful wild variety of tomatoes this year. They always manage to arrive at the heat of the summer. I am not complaining about the heat....I love the
heat. Standing over a canner right now doesn't feel so great for my Pitta Dosha. There is hot summer heat that feels good in my bones....then there is standing over a hot canner. Canning hot just feels like you're melting and slowly dripping on the floor. I know that doesn't sound very appealing. Roasting is in the middle ground when it comes to heating the kitchen in August.
All our salads, Buddha bowls and stir-fries have been enhanced with these beautiful fruits. It has been a treat. Ayurveda says eating raw is only for those with the strongest Agni (digestive fire). Tomatoes, that are warmed by the sun and then plucked from its vine, are the absolute sweetest. Cooked by the sun sweet.
While they are fresh and in season we indulge. Soon (like right this minute) the harvest begins and we save every single one for preserving. We will add our roasted tomatoes into our fall/winter soups, chili and stews.
Roasting is one of the easiest ways to preserve these red beauties. The link for our recipe is below.
Save all the oily juices they have amazing flavor.
If you don't have a garden full of tomatoes then go to your local farmers market. Buy 1/2 bushel and if you treat the farmer nicely he/she might cut you a deal. Don't be afraid to ask.
Stay home and safe!
Blessings to all!
Sweet tomato kisses!
Love Naomi & Brian