Wednesday, August 20, 2014
I harvested a batch of tomatoes for canning today. The water bath canning is now completed, from picking, washing, blanching to remove the skins and cores and chop the tomatoes, heating them on the stove, preparing the jars and lids, and processing in the canner for 45 minutes, two batches of 7 jars. That is a lot of work for tomatoes. The rest that are still ripening in the garden will be turned into juice for the freezer, I like to mix it with store purchased veggie juice (half and half) all winter long for nutrition.
Here are a couple of pics: