Penn State Extension does not recommend eating tomatoes with signs of blight. They are not unsafe to eat, but blight spots are optimal growing conditions for other microorganisms.Continue Reading
Blight is a fungal infection that will quickly spread throughout the garden. It can spread to neighbors' gardens and farms as well. If found, the affected plants and vegetables need to be disposed of by wrapping them in plastic and setting them in the sun so that the fungus is killed.
Tomatoes that show signs of blight should not be used for canning. Canning blighted tomatoes will raise the pH level of the tomato, making it a haven for other bacteria to grow.Learn more about Vegetables
Whole-grain spaghetti with garlicky kale and tomatoes is a recipe that uses kale greens. About.com offers a recipe for spicy kale and mustard greens with sausage.Full Answer >
Canning tomatoes involves steps such as coring and scoring the tomatoes, blanching and shocking them, and skinning, seeding and crushing them. The tomatoes must be stewed them before being placed in sterilized jars for canning.Full Answer >
Preparing the classic bruschetta recipe is relatively simple and it makes use of easy to obtain ingredients such as tomatoes, basil and garlic. Bruschetta is considered to be an antipasto, which means that the dish is usually served before a meal. The dish originated from Italy where variations of the recipe can be found in the different regions of the country.Full Answer >
Some online sources that have easy recipes for fresh garden tomatoes are Southern Living and Country Living. The Southern Living website has 33 different recipes that can be made from fresh tomatoes, such as Texas toast tomato sandwiches, tortellini and tomato salad and ham and tomato pie. One of the easiest recipes to make is the Texas toast tomato sandwich, which entails using heirloom tomatoes, five-cheese Texas toast, basil, blue cheese vinaigrette, salt and ground black pepper.Full Answer >