Tomato Season

Tomatoes – the pride, and bane, of any gardner. While not all the varieties of tomatoes start being ripe at the same time, there is a point in which they are all ripe at the same time.  Megan cannot eat tomatoes in any form, I like them in a few choice ways, but do not ask me to eat a tomato as a tomato, sliced with pepper and salt, YUCK!  But Jon loves to eat tomatoes, in almost any form, and any kind of tomato.

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These are the Roma tomatoes that I cook into tomato paste.

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I wash, slice, cook for a long time on simmer to get rid of most of the liquid, then blend to eliminate the skins, cook some more, then put the sauce in jars.

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The jars are stacked three deep.  We have a freezer full of a years supply of tomato sauce.  One less thing to buy at the grocery store.

Next year’s plan – less variety of tomatoes and canning equipment.

 

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