This morning, I sprang out of bed at a few minutes before 9am and went right into the kitchen to begin canning. I'm not joking--I'm really that sad and pathetic. :-)
I was excited to get going because I finally had enough of my San Marzano tomatoes sitting in a basket that I cold do a small batch. They were certainly worth the wait. A meatier, more tomato-ey-tasting tomato, you couldn't ask for. Nearly no water/seeds and tons of meat. Here's how the canning shelf looks so far...
I only ended up with two jars of the San Marzanos. The others you see are from that batch of "Grade B" tomatoes I bought at the farm stand. However, the bushes are still producing and I'm sure I'll get a few more jars before the season is through.
I also scored a bargain at the supermarket the other day on some California strawberries. I know they're not local, but I just never made it to strawberry picking this year what with the move and all. I'm not a huge strawberry jam fan and Michelle is allergic to them so I just canned two pounds in syrup. They'll make great sauce for pancakes, ice cream, or maybe some cheesecake.
Next will be some peaches and maybe some peach jam!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
And The Preserving Begins...
Posted by Justin at 8:41 PM
Labels: Canning and Preserving, Gardening
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Lookin good Justin!! I will be canning 17 lbs peaches tomorrow night!!! Ward's Berry Farm in Sharon has them a box for $28. FYI Apple season is already started early this year!!ReplyDelete