After all of that football, we had no choice but to go out to the Roller Derby Charity Burlesque show.
For charity, I'm saying.
I'm a giver.
TOMATO WATER RECIPE
Tomato Water is NOT tomato juice. It is the essence of spring. It's one of the best things you can do for yourself. Trust me. A lot of people think that it's really wasteful, but, come on, tomatoes are cheap!
4 pounds of tomatoes
NOTE: if at ALL possible, buy tomatoes fresh from a farmer. Grocery store tomatoes have been chilled, which turns off a particular ester that contributes to that "tomato-y" taste. If you can't find fresh (it's getting a BIT late in the season), grocery store 'maters will do, but fresh will always be better.
2 tbsp kosher salt
Throw the tomatoes into a blender or food processor, or, if you lack either, just chop roughly. Put a colander into a large pot, and line it with cheesecloth (preferable) OR wet paper towels. Pour the tomato puree into the colander, being sure not to let any of the red flesh fall into the pot. Let sit for... well, you know, some hours. The liquid extracted is a clear golden color; if it's red, you should strain it again.
The longer it sits, the more will be extracted. You can help, but try not to help too vigorously!
Then you can delight your friends with how awesome you are. Seriously, this is a can't-miss treat that always surprises people.
And, with that, my friends, I will bid you a fond ADVENTURE!! :)