Last month I received a 10-gallon bucket of Ruskin Tomatoes from a friend of ours. She had went tomato picking in Ruskin, Florida. I had never heard of the city of Ruskin nor that it was known for it’s tomatoes. It felt like Christmas morning when I received the bucket of tomatoes. My mind was racing with recipe ideas, and the fact that my husband and I were probably going to turn into tomatoes if we ate 10 gallons worth started to scare me.
The first thing I did was sort through the tomatoes, and purge the already rotting tomatoes (that was about 10). I felt guilty to throw them away, but then I looked at all the tomatoes I had left and moved on with my guilt trip! I also gave about 15-20 to friends and family. Which ultimately left me with about half a buck full (maybe 5 gallons or so). I cooked up 3 new recipes that had never made it on to Katie’s Cucina and I’m excited to share these awesome recipes with my readers. I declare this week tomato week on Katie’s Cucina. I hope you’ll enjoy the new tomato recipes and share them with your family and friends.