Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tomatoes!

I love tomatoes and one of my disappointments in moving was the fact that I left my garden behind. However, my mother-in-law gave me a bag of tomatoes before we left. Someone from our church stopped by yesterday with another bag and another lady gave me a pile of plum tomatoes.

So this morning I got to do one of my favorite things and can tomatoes.

Mmmmmm, mmmmm, good!
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Someone gave me this contraption a few summers ago and it makes canning so much easier.
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You clamp it to your table and put the tomatoes in the top.
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You push them with the wooden thingy and the juice comes out one end.
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The skin and seeds come out the other.
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I ended up with two pots of tomato sauce.
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The final result!
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It took me 3 hours start to finish but it was worth it!