5 Delicious and Unique Ways to Use Up Excess Green Tomatoes

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I’m chilled to the bone after picking three baskets of green tomatoes off of the vine. It’s hard to admit that winter is knocking on the door. My family has been pickling spicy green tomatoes for as long as I can remember and although they are phenomenal, I wanted to find some unique uses for my final harvest. Here is a list of  5 creative recipes I found using green tomatoes… I can’t wait to try them!

Green Bloody Mary

1. The Green Bloody Mary AKA The White Bloody Mary. I love a good Bloody Mary! Heck, my first interest in canning came from wanting to make my own pickles… for bloodies. I have yet to try a Green Bloody Mary but it entails the obvious, green tomatoes, as well as onions, tomatillos, lime juice, garlic and fresh herbs. Mmm!

Green tomato soup

2. Green Tomato Soup This soup uses 2 pounds of green tomatoes and sounds absolutely delightful for the chilly fall nights ahead.

Grilled Green Tomato Caprese

3. Grilled Green Tomato Caprese If you grew basil in your garden this year, chances are you have excess of that as well. This twist on the classic Caprese uses both green tomatoes and basil! It sounds divine, I can’t wait to give it a try!

Green tomato salsa

4. Mexina Salsa Verde We love salsa in our household! This recipe looks incredibly simple and the reviews are great as well.

Green tomato ketchup

5. Green Tomato Ketchup Although this recipe takes several hours to prepare, it has to be the most unique use of green tomatoes that I have heard of! The recipe sounds incredible and it can also be processed in a waterbath – what a special gift this would make!

What do you make with your excess green tomatoes?

Take care, Stephanie

The Award Winning BathBlocks: Review and *Giveaway*


My daughter has always loved taking baths. She tries to bring all sorts of non-tub items into the bathtub, such as kitchen pans, cups, balls and dolls. When I was offered a chance to review Just Think Toys -BathBlocks, I was very excited because I knew it would be something my 3 year old would enjoy.

Just Think Toys created BathBlocks to bring classic block play into a fun, new, fascinating watery environment. The bathtub is the perfect place to create water slides, ball runs, floating towns and more. BathBlocks empower children to create their vision as they experiment with geometry, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, balance, structure and cause-effect.

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We received the 15-Piece Big Blocks Waterfall Set to review.

Right off the bat, one thing that I really liked about BathBlocks is that they are mildew bacteria resistant. They are also resistant to EVA and do not contain PVC or phthalates!

When the package arrived in the mail, my daughter decided she needed a bath that very moment. We filled up a bubble bath and she instantly got into the tub and began creating “towers” and “ships”. The pieces nicely float above the water.

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If you have bubbles in the bath, dipping the pieces into the suds creates a great “glue” for the pieces to stick to the wall!

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Over the last couple of weeks that we have had these BathBlocks, my daughter has become very fond of them. She gets excited to see what new creations she can come up with. In addition to this set, there are also expansion kits and other themed sets, such as the Coast Guard Set and the Seaport Set. Click here to see all of the available sets! I definitely think that these BathBlocks have been a great addition to our bath time and they have sparked some major creativity in the tub. Encourage exploration and make learning fun for your little one!


One lucky Minnesota From Scratch reader will win the same 15 Piece Waterfall Set.

This giveaway has ended! Thanks to all that entered. Congratulations April M!

To enter to WIN this set, follow the entry options on the Rafflecopter link below:

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Good luck!

Take care, Stephanie
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