I love the smell of fresh tomatoes in summer. I love to pick them from the haulm and hold them for a while, inspiring their flavor. I love the way they melt into your mouth and their sweet and delicate taste. Well, what can I say? I simply love tomatoes.
And I miss them very much in winter. I find that winter vegetables have no real taste, they are much like a dull substitute for their sisters from the summer. Lucky me my mother in law likes to can tomatoes for the cold period. This way they get to keep their sunny flavor and enchant my taste again and again. And trust me, I am really lucky, as she cans a lot of tomatoes, around 80-90 jars, including the bouillon. I use about 80% of this quantity for cooking. Quite impressive, isn’t it?