I did not make this up; I have to credit Martha Stewart's Living magazine for showing us how to turn discarded tomato skins into a fabulous seasoning: dehydrate, then grind. So simple (and beautiful and delicious)!
I need to mention, however, that these skins did not come from our garden tomatoes. No, the Hawbakers have been saving them for us as they peel the tomatoes they've been canning. Such great friends!
We are growing our own tomatoes, though, and some of our surplus tomatoes are going into the freezer while we dehydrate the rest. Putting up produce for the winter is new for us, and we're having a great time with it. We feel so blessed by the Lord! As Psalm 103 says, He satisfies our mouths with good things.
I can't fail to mention that all this dehydrating is thanks to the largess of another friend who is loaning us her Excalibur 3000 series dehydrator. What a great machine! Lori, you are a blessing to us. Thanks so much!