Monday, September 07, 2009
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?