It was not a good summer for tomatoes. The verdant promise of May and June wilted during the drought of July and August. And while I watered faithfully, output plummeted during the dry spell. Now that we’ve enjoyed normal September weather, a decent amount of green tomatoes that won’t ripen before the frost are on the vine.
Back in the day, we would put the green tomatoes in a brown paper bag in the basement where they allegedly would ripen quickly in the cool and dark. Unfortunately, and as a practical matter, what usually happened is we put the tomatoes in a brown bag in the basement and forget about them until Spring! In the April or so, we’d find a smelly soggy, bag and toss it.
This year around we will try something different: Air Fried Green Tomatoes!
to be cont’d …
copyright September 2022 Christopher Donhaue
Wow, I did not know that green tomatoes ripen in a paper bag like this.
Yes they do ripen in the bag but don’t forget!!!