A Delicious/Refreshing Thing I Accidentally Discovered

Sometimes the least-planned things quietly turn out to be the best.
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    Bought a couple of perfect (and perfectly ripe) heirloom tomatoes at the farmers' market.
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    Decided to freeze them so I could observe how they hold up frozen/defrosted - and to see what uses I might recommend.
    Just zipped them into a heavy gauge plastic bag, sealed, froze.
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    Next day, transferred to a bowl to defrost in the refrigerator.
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    A few hours later, noted a moat of clear liquid pooling around them in the bowl as they thawed.
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    Was about to pour off and discard the liquid, but decided to take a sip first.
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    πŸ…πŸŽ‰πŸ’₯πŸŽŠπŸŽˆπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜›!!!
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    Now I serve "tomato water" in chilled stemware as an aperitif to all my friends.
    I didn't think they could love me more, but apparently they could.
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    You can press the defrosted tomatoes through a strainer to extract more tomato-ness and to ⬆️volume.
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    You can also steep in a basil leaf, just by letting it sit there for awhile.
    Lovely and subtle.
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    Bonus: A splash of vodka might find a home here.
    Especially if you store your bottle in the freezer...