Blanching and peeling are decidedly NOT weekday activities, so I took on some oven-roasted tomatoes (for the freezer) and ketchup today. I’m working on a longer post where I’ll talk through some of my favorite tricks and sanity-savings suggestions for those of you that are embarking on your first canning adventures. I promise that it is totally doable!
concocting a plan for my first 30 lbs of tomatoes, a photo by a_neelee on Flickr. So far, I know that I need to put up crushed tomatoes, ketchup and oven-roasted tomatoes. Not sure that ketchup will make it into the first weekend. What are you making with your tomatoes?
A couple of really fun things happened in the kitchen this weekend: Ketchup I picked up some more tomatoes and decided to turn the small batch (about 4-5 pounds) into ketchup. With Food in Jars planted firmly at my kitchen counter, I simmered the tomatoes down and made the entire house crave french fries. We tried them out at breakfast with a quick batch of home fries and even the 8yo, who is not a […]
Our summer break officially began earlier this week, but that rewarding finish line with cheers and sigh of relief that you expect deserve after running a mad dash for nearly a month? Not even the 8yo was feeling it. The lazy pajama morning that I had been looking forward to was nice and all, but maybe just a little bit anti-climactic. No hoorah and no summer soundtracks roaring in the background. It has taken us a […]
tortilla soup leftovers, a photo by a_neelee on Flickr. We have been on a mushy food diet for a full week following my husband’s dental surgery. He had 4 wisdom teeth removed (OUCH!!) and I am doing my best to keep him fed with tasty somethings. Pardon the quick post. Wanted to give the flickr share to wordpress tool a whirl. Hope you all had a great memorial day! Via Flickr: all that is left […]