Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tomato Sauce

We were looking at all the tiny tomatoes that have grown this year..wondering what to do with them...we thought the Amish Paste, Roma and others would be a good size..but they have only grown slightly larger than cherry tomatoes. I don't know if it was a mild spring and relatively cool summer....Alan picked a huge bowl of them and I decided to cook them down...and then run them through the food mill....

this is the result...
I let this sauce cook down most of the afternoon until it got nice and thick...then was able to can 7 pints! I added a 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice to each jar to make sure they were acid enough.....I plan on making at least another canner full before we are done.....



We are growing some heirloom tomatoes in pots..they are doing much better and are actually a bigger size.....not ripe yet though...
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They won't get sun burned like those in the ground as they are under the patio cover....may take a little longer to ripen but well worth it.....
we've been a little busy this week...two jobs today and possible two tomorrow......God is good!

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