I'm a gardenless apartment dweller, so I only buy as many tomatoes as I need at the farmers' market and have to make a point to buy in bulk when I want to preserve something.
When it comes to gardening, I live vicariously through my parents and their backyard vegetable harvests (a recent one is pictured above). They're deep into tomato sauce-making mode at the moment, and the Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce from All Recipes has become a quick favorite. What isn't going into the sauce pot is being oven-roasted or turned into fresh salsa.
Is your garden overflowing with tomatoes? Are you stocking up at the farmers' market? We want to know how you're using them! Any good tips to share?
Looking for inspiration? Here are a few tomato recipes and tips from our archives:
Recipe: Oven-Roasted Tomato Jam
Home Cooking: Slow-Roasting Tomatoes
Quick Tip: Roasting Tomatoes Under the Broiler
How Do I Make and Preserve Tomato Sauce?
Food Mill for Sauce Season
Tip: Use a Wide Pan to Make Tomato Sauce
Good Question: Do I Need a Tomato Press?
There's Only One Way To Skin A Tomato
(Image: Ves Miller for The Kitchn)