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Mon 21-Nov-11
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Noncitydweller
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  Sorry about this as no doubt if I looked hard enough I would find the answer/s somewhere on the furom. I have a tons of green toms all plum and nothing to do with them. They don't seem to want to ripen using all the methods I have read. IE windowsill brown paper bag and next to a banana. I don't want to chutneys as I have enough for a few years. Any ideas?? Thanks JB

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Just type 'green tomatoes' in the search bar, here or on the Blog.

I'll try that again!

Mon 21-Nov-11
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Tomato jam is nice. My recipe is for red ones, but it works with green too. With green ones, I'd add some thinly sliced lemon -- it helps it set and gives it a nice marmaladey flavour. Pity they won't ripen, because home-made oven-dried tomatoes are lovely!

Mon 21-Nov-11
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We just use them in cooking. Fried green tomatoes are surprisingly goodcheers

Tue 22-Nov-11
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veronica said:

Tomato jam is nice. My recipe is for red ones, but it works with green too. With green ones, I'd add some thinly sliced lemon ” it helps it set and gives it a nice marmaladey flavour. Pity they won't ripen, because home-made oven-dried tomatoes are lovely!

I have a drier and have bottled loads in oil so I might give the jam a go. Never thought about frying them thats definatly worth ago may find myself sick of them after while though. Like my apple crumbles have made 36 so far and have a wheelbarrow of apples outside my back door. I would have more but I keep eating hence the lack of enjoyment.

Noticed with my last tomatoe sauce that the flavour was getting a bit weak eventhough I had reduced it by 2 thirds maybe more.

"Just type 'green tomatoes' in the search bar, here or on the Blog."

Will also try the above thank you JB

Tue 22-Nov-11
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I'm sure I found a good recipe for green tomato chutney by googling, can't point you at it now unfortunately... 🙁

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Tue 22-Nov-11
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I had a lot of spare green tomatoes left over this year too. I also had tons of chutneys from previous years. I ended up chopping them and adding them to risottos (there is a good green tomato risotto recipe on Fiona's blog) and other recipes which use assorted chopped vegetables.

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Tue 22-Nov-11
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I think one of the things to do is to consider them a different vegetable to a tomato, once you stop expecting them to taste like tomatoes, they are great for all sorts of things like Bobquail suggests.

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