There's nothing quite like plucking a tomato off your own backyard plant simply bursting with sun-warmed flavor. It's a moment of comfort and victory not to be diminished. What happens when there's simply too many?
Perhaps you planted a few extra basil
plants this year, you're dealing with bushels of tomatoes
, or you simply can't keep up with your raspberry
Fear not! We asked the experts for their top tips to preserve your garden harvest.
ENJOY YOUR HOMEGROWN GOODNESS FOR DAYS, WEEKS & MONTHS TO COME
"If you're like me, you've planted way more tomatoes than you can eat fresh. Slow roasting extends the harvest and takes little effort. Simply cut in half, arrange on a baking sheet, drizzle with oil and roast at 200F for as long as it takes for them to dry into chewy shrivelled tomatoes.
Seal these sweet little dried out gems bursting with flavor in a mason jar and enjoy well after you've consumed your fresh tomatoes."
"Making jam is a simple way to use up big hauls of summer produce, and a great use of bruised items that might otherwise go to waste. It’s especially awesome as a way to eat seasonally, stretching summer flavors through the winter months. If you’re new to jam, here are some FAQs to get you started on the path to sticky goodness that will last you months to come."
"Canning involves applying heat to food in a closed glass "can." This method removes air from the jar to create a seal and prevent any natural spoilage that may occur. Two methods for canning include water canning (for acidic foods) and pressure canning (for less acidic foods). These methods help preserve foods for longer periods of time and have its origins back to the 1400s!" Learn more about Kimberly Butler's canning process here.
"Making a butter log: Chop herbs, crush garlic, and grind black pepper into a slab of soft butter. Roll it into a log, wrap, and freeze. Slice a round to top steak or grilled chicken, pasta dishes, and steamed vegetables."
Abeego acts like a peel so your precious harvest is protected while it breathes. The result? Fresher food for longer. Promise.
Small: Cover your overnight oats packed with fresh-picked raspberries.
Medium: Wrap a handful of snap peas for tomorrow's lunch.
Large: Burrito wrap your freshly harvested cilantro to use for all the Taco Tuesdays to come.
Zucchinis grew bigger than expected? The Abeego Giant has your back.
SHOP ABEEGO & KEEP YOUR GARDEN HARVEST ALIVE
Abeego is the original reusable beeswax food wrap. Like food’s own peel, skin and rind, Abeego breathes and protects, extending the life of fresh food so you can enjoy it to the very last bite.
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