canning tomatoes

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Our plants have done so well this year.  I can’t take any credit for the garden this year either, but it’s been fun seeing all the goods coming into our kitchen and into friends’s hands.   Look at this 1-pound tomato.  It was so pretty and so good!

DSC_0018 copyMy menu board is not being updated very often, for meals, but it is where we are keeping track of what the garden is producing us.

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A friend wanted to learn to can tomatoes, so we waited to pick them from the garden until that day.  We had 19 pounds of tomatoes to can.

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We set up our outdoor station, how we like doing it in the summer, to keep our house a little cooler (we can in that outdoor gas stove, is perfect.)

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Our friend brought some of her tomatoes and these were some of the tiny colorful and beautiful ones.  We’ve never canned small tomatoes.  We usually peel the bigger ones, but we didn’t these.

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We just packed them after washing them.  She said she blends her tomato sauce when she cooks, anyways.  I am excited to hear how they’ll turn out when she uses them later on.

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We put her to work too, so she can see it’s not that hard to can.  I know it takes time, but it is more fun to do it with friends anyway! We were glad to share our day with her.

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Besides, with these colors?  Isn’t it pretty?

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And then to wait to hear that pop, right? Aaaahhh… just perfect!

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2 thoughts on “canning tomatoes

  1. Glendie August 22, 2015 / 6:00 am

    How NICE to visit through your great photos!

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