Saturday, May 3, 2014

Tomatoes and Eggs

A few weeks ago, I reported that my cherry tomatoes were all green and my quails were on strike.  That has turned around and I am now drowning in cherry tomatoes and I have 20 quail eggs in 10 days.

I forgot to have eggs for breakfast but tomorrow will be eggs and bacon for sure.  I should try boiling them.  They will look awfully cute in a salad.

I read that tomatoes can be frozen so I filled a small bag and put them in the freezer.  I don't really know what to do with them after that.  The suggestions are to add them to soups or stews.  I have never made either one with tomatoes but there is a first time for everything.  A bucket of cherry tomatoes went to work with me to share but there weren't many people working and only a few disappeared.  I have been eating them on salads as much as I can stand.  I found a recipe for tomato sauce so I boiled around 15 of them, peeled them and squeezed the seeds out while burning my fingers.  I don't have one of those nifty immersion blenders so I just smashed them with a fork.

I can't say it tasted that great but it was edible so that's pretty good for my first time ever making tomato sauce from scratch.  The best part was that I used up half of my tomato supply.  There are plenty more turning red every day so I better think of more ideas.


Lizzie@her MFW Homeworld said...

Tomatoes are endlessly flexible, just keep googling and you will get into it. Plus you can try my famous cut the cherry tomatoes in half and make two plates dirty trick!
No idea about quails eggs. Are they like hens eggs but smaller or are they weird? lol

MW said...

Jealous! I love quail eggs. They are so rich tasting! Can literally eat a half dozen of them like grapes...(usually boiled).

Try adding basil, oregano or typical "Italian" seasoning mix with your stewed tomatoes and that should cut the acid and add more depth to the sauce.

And if you aren't vegetarian, add some browned ground beef/onion/celery/peppers to make it more hearty. Have fun with it.

Daizy said...

Lizzie, I still need to try that trick. I thought about drying some in my dehydrator. I'll probably do it next weekend. Quail eggs taste the same as chicken eggs to me. I boiled some and they are just the cutest things I have ever seen.

Daizy said...

MW, I really need to buy some italian seasoning. It would be easier. I added basil, parsley, onion and garlic but I afraid of using too much so I couldn't really taste it. Adding ground beef would have helped. Mine was frozen because I didn't think ahead. The boiled quail eggs were great and so darn cute. I will definitely be boiling my extra eggs from now on.