Tomato preserved in a bottle
Difficulty: needs some practice. Preparation time: 30 mins.
- This way to preserve tomatoes for winter has been used traditionally in Alginet (Spain) where this variety was widely cultivated in the 50’s and 60’s
- Use only tomatoes that are overripe or blemished but select the healthy parts only (1 kg)
- Get glass bottles or twist off glass flasks
- Wash the tomatoes thoroughly and cut in pieces so they can be inserted in the bottle easily
- Pack as many as you can in the bottle without leaving room for air
- Cover with twist-off cover or as done traditionally with cork that had been previously boiled
- Put as many as you can in a large pot filled with boiling water. Keep in the boiling water bath for 20min
- Close the bottles by pushing the cork cap or twisting the cap
- Store in the cupboard and use when needed for making sauces for pasta etc.
My favourite tomato moment
My favourite tomato fact
Tomatoes are not a matter of moments – it’s a lifestyle.
Tomato varieties are very different from each other, for instance many get bad and spoiled in a matter of days while others may last for months in your kitchen desk and this with just due to small changes in the “genetic code” like a single base pair (letter) change in precise position of the long string of 900.000.000 base pairs (letters).