Another gadget I found whilst decluttering the cupboards was my food dehydator. I bought it years ago when I had a large garden but I haven't used in a very long time. Things can be dried in the oven but as I have the dehydrator this is a cheaper method to use.
At this time of the year I have a glut of tomatoes, tomatoes are cheap in the shops, tomatoes can be bought from wayside stalls, and friends are anxious to give me tomatoes. That is a lot of tomatoes. I slow cook some and make a tomato sauce for pasta but I decided to have one last go with the dehydrator. What I am hoping is that if I add a few dried tomatoes to slow cooked foods they will absorb some of the excess liquid. Dried tomatoes also have a very intense flavour which may enhance some dishes.
We shall see.