I'm sorry I haven't written. I still love you. It's just that I have been very busy with PROJECT TUDOR WEDDING GOWN 2009, and it's kept me, well, busy. Please accept this sun-dried tomato recipe (IN! THE! OVEN!) as sort of, um, an "I'm sorry" present. What, exactly is PROJECT TUDOR WEDDING GOWN 2009? Well... You may or may not remember that my real job, the one that pays actual money (as opposed to my "mom" job, which definitely does not) is a dressmaking business. Specifically, I make period attire for weddings, reenactments, balls and masquerades, etc. It's a fantastic job where I get to be creative, work flexible hours, and most importantly (to me anyways) I get to stay home with Little Lord Thunder Thighs.
I think it's bad luck to talk about a gown before it's finished, so I'm just going to keep the actual gown under wraps until it's done. All I can say it, it's going to be FABU-FRICKIN-LOUS. I can, however, show you my "practice" gown I made in a different fabric and size. I had never made this specific period, so I wanted to practice before I made the real thing. This gown, by the way, is for sale on Ebay RIGHT NOW! BUY BUY BUY! Just kidding. Kinda.
So, anyway. Internet, let's get together next week when I'm done with this whole PROJECT WEDDING GOWN 2009 business. Let's have brunch. In the meanwhile, please accept this offering of sundried tomatoes: IN! THE! OVEN! Good times.
Sundried tomatoes - In! The! Oven!
Every summer, I vow to make hundreds and hundreds of these and pack them in olive oil, and then invariably I only make one pan, and I eat them all up in one day like candy. Because that's exactly what they are: TOMATO CANDY!
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, or other type of tomato actually, but cherry tomatoes are the best IMHO
- that's it.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees, or whatever the lowest setting is. Cut tomatoes in half lengthwise. Arrange, cut side up on a baking sheet.
Bake in 200 degree oven until withered and gummy, but not crunchy, rotating every hour or so and letting some of the heat out of the oven. Takes anywhere from 2 hours to more, depending on the size of the tomatoes. Cherry tomatoes take about 2 hours. enjoy!