Thursday, September 27, 2012


Last week I HAD to can before our tomatoes went bad. We have been overrun with tomatoes.  I made 4 quarts, 6 pints and 8 half pints of salsa. This year I made the salsa a little different. Usually I cook the salsa prior to putting it in jars. This year I put everything in the food processor and then put it in jars. I sealed the jars by putting them in a water bath for about 30 minutes. Put the jars in a pot with water at least 1 inch over the jars lids, let boil for about 30 minutes, take out, let cool and check your jars to make sure they are sealed the next day. Your jars are sealed if the jar lids don't pop up and down. 

I also made tomato soup and spaghetti sauce. I will post the links to the recipes I used on a later post.