Grilled Ratatouille and other tricks to Save the Summer!

Some wonderful ideas for taking Summer fruits and veggies into the less abundant Winter months…

The New Vintage Kitchen

We have it all right now,

But how do we save it?

It is the moment you’ve waited for all year. Your garden and local farm stands offer an overflow of tomatoes, squashes, peppers, corn, onions, carrots, and greens. For a short time, it seems every fruit and vegetable is there at your fingertips.

You know it is fleeting, but what can you do with all this before it disappears? Images of our grandmothers canning over hot stoves for hours don’t often translate into the modern home cook’s life, but there are many easy steps you can take to enjoy and save some of the food treasures of right now.

Homemade tomato sauce freezes beautifully, but many people don’t realize they can just tuck whole tomatoes in containers in the freezer for use later in the winter in soups and stews and casseroles. There is a change of texture of…

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