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Tons of green tomatoes. What to do?

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It was predicted to get cold last night, so the wife picked all her tomatoes. I have like 40 lbs of green tomatoes about the size of cherry tomatoes.

Good lord, what shall I do with them?

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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post #2 of 8

Green tomato chutney.

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Most people slice, dip in cornflower and fry in oil but I have a list of other options for you.

 

http://www.brit.co/green-tomato-recipes/

 

And don't feed the green ones to chickens.

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Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Most people slice, dip in cornflower and fry in oil but I have a list of other options for you.

 

http://www.brit.co/green-tomato-recipes/

 

And don't feed the green ones to chickens.

My breeder told me never to feed chickies tomatoes. I don't know why though.

I may try salsa or something. I really have no liking for green tomatoes.

Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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Well it's, alright now,

I learned my lesson well. See ya,

can't please everyone, so ya,

gotta please yourself.

 

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment. ~Warren Bennis~
 

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If she's into canning, green tomatoes are excellent for increasing acidity to water bath canned food, like corn, so she doesn't have to pressure can because the acid in the green tomatoes would allow her to water bathe veggies like corn and beans just by adding a slice to each jar wink.png

That or chutney lol big_smile.png
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You can make relish from them.  There is a recipe in the Ball canning book.  If I can find that book I will post you the recipe.  If not, go to the Ball web site and see if you can find it.  Or try googling green tomato relish and see what you come up with.

 

I cannot imagine why you were told not to feed tomatoes to chickens.  Chickens can and do eat most anything.

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The obvious takes a little longer.
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You can make relish from them.  There is a recipe in the Ball canning book.  If I can find that book I will post you the recipe.  If not, go to the Ball web site and see if you can find it.  Or try googling green tomato relish and see what you come up with.

I cannot imagine why you were told not to feed tomatoes to chickens.  Chickens can and do eat most anything.

Because tomatoes belong to the nightshade family; all green parts are indeed poisonous... But my chickens don't eat them green and I think most avoid them because they inherently KNOW that wink.png.... they wait until RIGHT BEFORE I pick them, nice and red lol tongue.png

Edit to add* we cook them, removing the toxins etc.. Chickens can't cook lol sad.png
Edited by shortgrass - 11/30/15 at 1:33am
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post #8 of 8

Our chickens have always eaten ripe tomatoes.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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