I've been doing more than canning to preserve the harvest this week. I've been busy dehydrating. For the last couple of days I've been working on my Principe Borghese tomatoes. My other cherry tomatoes finally decided to start tasting sweeter so now these ones can fulfill their true destiny as a dried tomato. I've never dried tomatoes before. I'm a bit iffy on when I should stop. I figure very dry means they keep better, but they are probably better to use if they are the consistency of fruit leather. This batch I dried pretty well. Next one will be dried not as much. It is always fun to play around with things to see how they work.
The funny thing about "sun" dried tomatoes is that I've never in my life bought them. So I've never used them. But I figure they will make great pasta salads in the winter. I'll have to explore how to use them more.
They are in the dehydrator drying away. I'm hoping they will be done by tonight. I don't like to leave them going overnight as they can get too dry and hot without me watching. Some year I'll buy a really good dehydrator.