Metamorphosis of the Tomato

Day 1: Set Up

Crushed two tomatoes into a glass jar.  Did not have any cloth so used a paper towel and rubber band to cover the tomatoes.  Smelled like fresh tomatoes.  I have always been hesitant to approach fermentation because it seems like a complex process that could easily go wrong but I shall see what happens in this fermentation process.   I am not entirely sure that I will want to eat them at the end of this process.

Day 2 and 3:

No changes occurred.  Still smells like tomatoes.

Day 4:

White mold appeared.

Day 5 (Last day of Fermentation):

More white mold appeared as well as some black mold.  Perhaps I should have stirred the mixture more.  It did not smell very good.

Reflection:  Interesting process to complete.  However, I was hesitant to preserve the tomatoes because of the mold.  Changes between the first and last day were drastic.  I also should have better documented with pictures for each day.

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