17 August 2012
Hooray for summer tomatoes!
Hooray for my cabinet of canning jars!
Hooray for the water-bath canner I got for the holidays!
Hooray for a messy stovetop!
Hooray for the huge pile of stock-ready trimmings!
Hooray for the farmer's market $.65/lb sort-outs bin!
Hooray for a serrated tomato knife to split the skins!
Hooray for squishing by hand!
Hooray for seeds and juice spraying randomly onto the walls!
Hooray for open windows and a good fan!
Hooray for an arsenal of useful tools!
Hooray for kitchen towels!
Hooray for the end result!
Needless to say, I've canned a bunch of tomato sauce in the last few weeks. I wrote up the entire tomato sauce canning method in great detail last year. I'm going to make more this weekend, and probably more the weekend after that, and again the weekend after that.
Now let's see how long I can go without buying canned tomato puree, shall we?