For all my bragging about speedy meals, I really love laboring over something that takes hours. Taking the time to make a good risotto is one of the most therapeutic things ever. Tonight, I decided to take my first stab at oven-dried tomatoes. I snagged a bunch of plum tomatoes at the market this weekend for a good price. You may recall that my friend the Tomato King passed along a jar of these last year and I loved them. His approach involves roasting all night. I've struggled with keeping the temperature in my oven low enough to pull that off, but not quite three hours in and I've made some progress. Once again the house smells awesome and I have something I can check on and fiddle with for hours.
|About two hours in|