Balance the natural acidity of tomato in recipes with either a pinch of salt or sugar or even a bit of baking soda, especially in soup. If you’re making tomato soup, it’s always a fun chemical reaction to share with the kids: let them sprinkle in baking soda and stir it in to see it bubble and foam!
Be sure to watch for bruises or holes in your tomatoes as they will decay quickly. Avoid these ones at the grocery store.
If you have an abundance of tomatoes in the summer, preserve them by canning. Check out this site for safe canning techniques to make sure your preserved tomatoes are safe and delicious after the season.
Tomatoes carry a lot of juice, which can cause a soggy sandwich – especially if you don’t eat it right away. To prevent this, butter your bread well from edge to edge. The butter will act as a raincoat, protecting your bread. And for salads, add them at the end to prevent them from diluting the dressing.