Monday, August 22, 2011

Can You Say Tomatoes?


My tomatoes are ripening thick and fast.  I have to admit that tomato products are my favorite things to can.  Perhaps it's because they make the whole house smell so good. 

 Saturday I canned 20 pints of salsa.  That isn't quite a full years supply of salsa for us, but I would like to make some pizza/spaghetti sauce and tomato juice next, and if I have enough tomatoes I might make more salsa.

My husband is not fond of salsa that has been thickened with clear gel or other thickeners so I thicken mine by cooking it down.  Saturday morning I started chopping veggies and by noon I had a huge stock pot full.  I started it simmering and cooked it for almost four hours.  By then the house smelled heavenly!!

What are you canning at your house?

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