Freezing Tomatoes

Plum tomatoes are great in spaghetti and other pasta dishes because they don’t have a lot of seeds or juice. I found out this summer that plum tomatoes are very easy to grow and are quite prolific. The problem became what to do with them. In the past, I’ve canned them, but it’s a lot of work and not much fun on a warm day. So, instead, I started looking into the possibility of freezing them.

It turns out that you can freeze any kind of tomato, although you probably don’t want to use them in salads or in other dishes calling for fresh tomatoes. However, if you’re making pasta sauce, salsa, pizza sauce or any other recipe requiring a tomato based sauce, the frozen variety will fill the bill.

This website gives detailed instructions for freezing tomatoes: http://www.pickyourown.org/freezingtomatoes.htm. It also gives a sure fire way to eliminate any pockets of air from a freezer bag using a drinking straw.