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Friday, September 3, 2010

To-mah-to, To-may-to........

The jars make an attractive display in my dining room.

A 5 gallon bucket of tomatoes will fill anywhere from 7 - 10 one-quart jars.

The tomatoes are washed and ready for processing.

Into boiling water for a few minutes, then plunged into cold water to loosen the skins, then peeled and cored.

Peeled and cored tomatoes are put into quart jars, each jar has 2 T of lemon juice and 1 t of salt added ahead of time. The lemon juice MUST be added to ensure that the acidity is high enough for safe processing in a hot water bath canner.

Jars are placed in the hot water canner. Quart jars process in boiling water for 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Time for a break, how about a delicious cheese and tomato toastie and a giant mug of tea??

Canned goods stored in the basement.

1 comment:

Rome_is_Home said...

You have done a wonderful job here!
Tomato Tamato, awesome! :)
You are a talented homemaker my dear!