Sunday, August 25, 2013

It's in the Jar

Yesterday I went with Jim to the local farmer's market that is just up the street from us.
We went for fresh strawberries and whatever else we might find. 
We arrived after 11:00 and many of the vendors were already slashing prices and I bought 15 pounds of ripe tomatoes for $6.00.
This morning after making Jim his favorite breakfast of waffles and strawberries I started processing the tomatoes.

 Half of them I cut up and made tomato sauce from the Ball Blue Book.
The other half I peeled after dropping them in boiling water and simply canned.

I now have 4 1/2 pints of tomatoes packed in their own juice, 3 1/2 pints of basil-garlic tomato sauce and yes, I made some more pickle chips since the water was already boiling.
I had a very fruitful morning.


  1. Those look like really NICE tomatoes too! I hope to join you in canning pretty soon!

  2. You are so industrious! I need some of that to rub off on me. :)

  3. Makes me homesick for the Midwest. Canning tomatoes and making juice was an annual activity. Congrats on doing such a good job.