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Keith Neal
11-29-2012, 12:23 PM
The last harvest of tomatoes is in, and a friend who lives near a tomato farm brought us a large bag full, as he often does. I cut the tomatoes in half, toss in olive oil, salt and pepper, and roast at 400 for 45 minutes or so. I saute a couple of onions in oil or butter with some garlic in a large pot, peel the tomatoes and add to the pot, plus a cup or so of fresh basil, a teaspoon of fresh thyme, a half teaspoon of thai dragon pepper flakes and a quart or so of chicken stock. This simmers for 45 minutes or so, then gets processes to the right consistency with the boat motor. Great with grilled cheese sandwiches.

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m580/nealkeith/tomatoes.jpg

After cutting the tomatoes, I was cleaning the knife and learning to admire the natural patina developing. I had polished off the forced patina and decided to start over with a natural approach. Better.

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m580/nealkeith/Martellnatuaralpatina.jpg

At this point Her Ladyship entered on her way to Zumba. Referring to the GPS which we call Betty, she remarked "Yesterday, Betty would not let me put anything in her."

I put the knife down without cutting myself, and answered, "Yes, I have had that problem before."

The soup is cooking.

AFKitchenknivesguy
11-29-2012, 12:40 PM
Nice profile on that knife.

Jason

Keith Neal
11-29-2012, 02:33 PM
Well, either I have a warped sense of humor or I have pissed everyone off here. Either way, I am in the wrong forum.

SpikeC
11-29-2012, 03:41 PM
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bikehunter
11-29-2012, 03:50 PM
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+1

Andrew H
11-29-2012, 05:53 PM
That is one large bag of tomatoes.

stevenStefano
11-29-2012, 06:02 PM
You peeled all those tomatoes? I'd have strained it just

bear1889
11-29-2012, 08:25 PM
Better yet blendtec everything.......PS I got the joke I am afraid everyone else didn't, not only did I find it funny, been there done that:wink:

chinacats
11-29-2012, 08:30 PM
Well, either I have a warped sense of humor or I have pissed everyone off here. Either way, I am in the wrong forum.

I think you are just flying low overhead...funny and I bet the soup was delicious!

EdipisReks
11-29-2012, 08:31 PM
The last harvest of tomatoes is in, and a friend who lives near a tomato farm brought us a large bag full, as he often does. I cut the tomatoes in half, toss in olive oil, salt and pepper, and roast at 400 for 45 minutes or so. I saute a couple of onions in oil or butter with some garlic in a large pot, peel the tomatoes and add to the pot, plus a cup or so of fresh basil, a teaspoon of fresh thyme, a half teaspoon of thai dragon pepper flakes and a quart or so of chicken stock. This simmers for 45 minutes or so, then gets processes to the right consistency with the boat motor. Great with grilled cheese sandwiches.

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m580/nealkeith/tomatoes.jpg

After cutting the tomatoes, I was cleaning the knife and learning to admire the natural patina developing. I had polished off the forced patina and decided to start over with a natural approach. Better.

http://i1132.photobucket.com/albums/m580/nealkeith/Martellnatuaralpatina.jpg

At this point Her Ladyship entered on her way to Zumba. Referring to the GPS which we call Betty, she remarked "Yesterday, Betty would not let me put anything in her."

I put the knife down without cutting myself, and answered, "Yes, I have had that problem before."

The soup is cooking.

i bet that's great soup! i probably would have slow roasted all those tomatoes (200 degrees for 8 hours or so) with some sea salt, good olive oil and ground cardamom, and then just eaten them all in one sitting, though. :)

Chuckles
11-29-2012, 08:55 PM
i probably would have cut all the tomatoes for pico de gallo just to use that knife more.

Lucretia
11-29-2012, 10:36 PM
Sounds really good!

(It was funny but you needed a rimshot.)