Am I being profligate?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Cycling Naturalist, 10 Aug 2007.

  1. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    At this time of year I run into over production of tomatoes, so I'm using them in every way possible. I was making a tomato sauce to go with pasta last night and I weighed the tomatoes first - over a kilo. Do people think this is excessive for a tomato sauce for just three people?
  2. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Deal, Kent
    maybe a little?
  3. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

  4. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    depends on the three people. if it's billy bunter and the two fat ladies i'd say probably not.

    nice long word, btw ;)
  5. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Just think of all that lycopene though. ;)
  6. spesh

    spesh Well-Known Member

    Seeing as a kilo is the weight of the tomatoes before preparation and cooking, it's hard to say.

    Once the toms have been de-seeded and cooked down a bit... :biggrin:

    Pass the wafferr-theen mints... ;)
  7. monnet

    monnet Über Member

    I use a kilo of tomatoes when making soup for 6.

    I'm off to the Tomatina in a couple of weeks, I can take a few off your hands if you want.
  8. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Ah, but are you de-seeding, coring and skinning them? If so, then no, it's not profligate at all. Also depends on how long you are simmering the sauce for, 'matoes being mostly water.
  9. OP
    Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Er.....the three people were me, my eldest son, who's very skinny and my wife.

    You can enquire of Arch as to whether my wife and I are fat or not :biggrin:
  10. Melvil

    Melvil Guest

    Not at all, best way to make a sauce is to reduce reduce reduce!
  11. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    As far as I remember, Mrs S is perfectly slim....

    Yes, alright, alright, as are you...

    Did you see Jamie Oliver on Tuesday? He did lots of things with tomatoes - mostly involving lots of herbs and the word "bosh!". The clear iced consomme with vodka sounded very refreshing..
  12. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    S of Kendal
    I don't mind being overwhelmed with tomatos as you can cook and freeze sauces, or sun dry them, etc.

    But I've got a glut of cucumbers. Apart from making the slices even thicker in my sandwiches, can anyone think of another use for the three or four specimens of 12 inch green perfection that come of my glass house each day?
  13. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    that's tantamount to solicitation ;):ohmy::ohmy::ohmy::ohmy::ohmy::ohmy::ohmy::ohmy:
  14. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    Google dear boy...

    This site claims to have 400 recipes - although I suspect a lot of them are variations on some sort of salad...

    You'll just have to invite the entire general synod of the Church of England for a tea party...
  15. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Be careful Patrick, you know there original name was 'Love Apples'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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