Sundried Tomatoes-Make Your Own!

Still looking for other ways to use your abundance of tomatoes from your garden? Here is a simple and universal way to use up all those garden-fresh lovelies! Make sun-dried tomatoes!

They’re so fast and easy to make and once your done there is so many ways to use them. You can add them to pasta, salads, make pesto, even include them to risotto dishes. Add them to sauces, to top off chicken or pork, even incorporate them into dessert. They store for up to 6 months, or  freeze them and they could last well over a year.

I made mine using my dehydrator, you can also use an oven. If you do use your oven, bake them at 150 degrees for 10+ hours or if you want to speed up the process, increase the heat to 200 degrees but make sure to watch them because they tend to burn,

To make them with your dehydrator… Pick a tomato you really like or have an abundance of. I like to use Romas because they tend to hold up longer. Core them and then cut them in halves or in quarters. Place them on the dehydrator racks, make sure to separate them so the air can circulate around them to help drying more quickly. Add salt, pepper, garlic or even fresh herbs to make them unique. Put the dehydrator on 140 degrees and wait for 6-12 hours. Just remember to keep  checking on them.

Once they’re done, store them in Ziploc or vacuum seal them. Then, give them away or keep them for yourself! Enjoy!

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Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

4 thoughts on “Sundried Tomatoes-Make Your Own!

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  2. Well, it’s not your fault, but your post has made me a little sad! You see, for the first time ever, my tomatoes have just not produced! I’m so disappointed, and I’m missing them terribly. But I’ll keep this in mind NEXT year, as by then, I’ll have figured out what went wrong! Debra

    • Awww sorry! I struggled with mine till just recently too. Had nothing until this month. I’ve heard a lot of people say they had a rough year for tomatoes. You could always get some from an Organic farm if that makes you feel better. Also I tried to get some of my followers to check out your blog from my homemade pizza post since you gave me the idea to put it on the grill! By the way we all loved it on the grill!!!

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