Foraging, Weather and Nepitella (Wild-N-Italian)

Hunting for fresh produce ~
Oven-Dried Tomatoes

"Ruby-red tomatoes bought in a Moscow market, unfortunately not very tasty and with the skin thick as that of the eggplant"

Very edible once oven-dried.
Seasoned with: oregano, salt, pepper, sugar, olive oil...

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Wild Italian...

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