Monday, September 07, 2009
Still life: tomato with dog
It's tomato time. High tomato time. That means as I type this, the house is filled with the rich floral heady scent of tomato sauce bubbling away on the stovetop. 20 pounds of tomatoes have been pureed and combined with onions, spices, some honey and other super sekret ingredients and many winter time meals will be enjoyed thanks to this afternoon of work.
And here's a message to anyone who's just getting started canning and learning the ropes: it gets so much easier the second and third year. You know where to go to get what you need, the process and tools are all at your fingertips, and it's smooth. Trust me. It gets easier.
Okay, back to stir the sauce pot. You can smell it from there, can't you?
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Actually, YES WE CAN....no, wait, that's something else........ but, nonetheless, I think I can smell the sauce. And the picture captures two of my most favorite things in the world.
There is nothing more satisfying than opening a jar of homemade deliciousness from the sweet summer months in the middle of winter! Can, Can ,Can my friend!
Marie (http://bestwishesmarie.blogspot.com) recommended me your blog and it's great indeed! I loved the pics. I hope you don't mind another reader!
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