Monday, September 13, 2010

Fall Canning Time

A few years ago, Mr. Twingle and I decided that we wanted to try our hand at making and canning homemade salsa and apple sauce.  This spring, I tried my hand at strawberry jam and this fall I'm trying homemade tomato sauce.

For some unknown reason, our tomato plants didn't fair well this year and we have very little fruit so we went to a local farm and bought a bushel of Roma tomatoes with which to make our salsa and sauce.

I made the salsa first, as I have done that already and know exactly what I need and how to go about it.

I finally moved onto the tomato sauce and boy let me tell you, it sure takes a whole lot of tomatoes and a LOT of time.  It took me 3 hours to wash, cut, hull and purée the tomatoes for the sauce.  That didn't even include the 3 hours of simmering time to get the perfect taste and desired thickness and the 30 minutes in the hot water bath afterwards to seal the jars.  But all in all, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  I guess the true test will be whether the twins like it.

If any of you are interested in either of the recipes, please feel free to leave me a comment saying so and I'll get them to you.

1 comment:

  1. Yum! That looks so good! I made tomato soup with all of my homegrown tomatoes.

    I just found your blog through the Making Friends Monday blog hop. Have a great day!