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If you need me, I’ll be in the kitchen, canning tomatoes.

I brought home several baskets of tomatoes from my parents’ garden yesterday.

And a big ol’ pressure canner.

So, my goal for today is to get all the tomatoes packed safely into jars. I haven’t canned tomatoes since 1998, I think, but I am armed with an instruction manual so I think I’ll be ok.

I’m not one to adore the canning process, but I am excited at the prospect of having a nice little stash of local, organic tomatoes in reusable glass jars.

And they’ll be totally free except for the cost of some canning lids and a little electricity (but since I’m using a pressure canner, the jars don’t even have to cook for very long).

So, breakfast, then a quick trip out to buy lids, and I’ll be in business. Wish me luck!


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Wednesday 17th of August 2011

Just curious..It appears you have a glass top stove? Do you have any issues with the pressure canner on that surface? I am concerned I may burn or crack mine.



Thursday 11th of August 2011

Last night I was doing tomatoes, sweet corn & peas. I was having a ball! I got more enjoyment from those hours than my full 8 hour day at my job.

Keely aka The Richest Girl in Bondi

Thursday 11th of August 2011

Hope your canning went well - love the feeling of achievement after knocking over tasks like that (plus you'll be enjoying home grown tomatos for ages!). I'm much too lazy - I'd just be eating tomatos like crazy till they were gone ..


Wednesday 10th of August 2011

Wow good luck not all people have that kind of discipline any more.

Leigh Ann Hicks

Wednesday 10th of August 2011

We are canning tomatoes here this week... It is something I do enjoy doing. My oldest daughter(11) and I have a good system going and it doesn't take long at all.. You do need 45min. in a water bath canner which is what we have. I have been doing "cold" pack with 1T lemon juice per qt. in the bottom. We are also canning peaches (from a local orchard) this week for the first time!

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