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I have 12 cups of tomatoes, but my recipe calls for 10. What do I add?

Without seeing the recipe the only way we can advise you is to give you a few general options: Don't use all 12 cups of tomatoes. You say you're making salsa, which generally calls for fresh tomatoes....
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Is it the ash from Mount Vesuvius that gives Italian tomatoes their great taste?

You're most likely thinking about San Marzano tomatoes specifically, which are traditionally grown in the area around Mt. Vesuvius and are, in fact, under a denominazione di origine protetta (DOP), a ...
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I have 12 cups of tomatoes, but my recipe calls for 10. What do I add?

It’s all about ratios. If you want to use your original recipe, note that 12 instead of 10 cups means an increase of 20%, or 1/5. If you increase all other ingredients by the same ratio, you get the ...
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End-of-season tomato chutney

Oliver appears to be referring to ripe tomatoes of mixed colors, mainly for appearance. He has a separate green tomato chutney recipe for underripe tomatoes. The mixed colors are somewhat pointless ...
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Fresh lime juice vs. bottled for canning tomatoes

Short answer: probably, yes, but if you're worried you should test. Long answer: Canning recipes recommend bottled lime and lemon juice because its acidity is known and predictable, whereas fresh ...
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When should I reduce tomato purée to brick red or stop midway?

Your question and the included link appear to be referring to different issues. I’ll attempt to answer, and you can clarify. Tomato paste is used to add umami or savoriness to a dish. It is vey high ...
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I am unable to eat tomatoes. What can I use instead, especially in soups?

My stomach doesnt love tomato at all. Since a few years I only eat white pizza when ordering. For other dishes that uses a tomato paste you can replace it with a pumpkin paste. Lasagna with pumpkin ...
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I am unable to eat tomatoes. What can I use instead, especially in soups?

Carrots, tamarind, bilimbu, olives, unripe mangoes, beets, vinegar, basil, oregano just depends on what you need tomato Flavor for. These substitutions are good for some replacements but not others.
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Air bubbles in canned tomatoes

While everything that's already been stated in the existing answers are all good and wise, I do feel obligated to clarify some points: Air bubbles may at times be present within the product and be ...
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Freezing Tomatoes for Winter?

I freeze whole tomatoes in freezer bags after harvest. It is easier than canning, drying and freeze-drying. But because it will have a mushy texture, I only use it in spaghetti sauce, chilis, soups ...
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