Monday, August 08, 2011


Last week we received 20 pounds of tomatoes from the farm. Now, I like tomatoes as much as the next girl (probably more) but I couldn't conceive of a way to get 20 pounds down. Since our garden is ramping up its production this week, I already have tomatoes coming out my ears. 

And so, like any good domestic housewife, I begged my mommy to help me can them. I've always been too afraid of botulism or spoilage to do it myself. As it turns out, canning is really pretty simple. Also, as it turns out, 20 pounds of tomatoes = 6 quarts of canned tomatoes.


Now we'll have delicious farm tomatoes for stews, chilis and sauces all winter (or at least into the fall). This week, I think I'm going to make pasta sauce from my 20 pounds of tomatoes and can it. I figure I'll get fewer quarts if I make sauce and 1 quart of sauce will equal one really easy dinner.



Cathy said...

Way to go!!! Canning has always been one of those things I've always wanted to try but didn't have the guts to do without mother or grandmother support

Becky said...

Look at you being all domestic and stuff!

Looks tasty!

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