Wednesday, October 27, 2010
You know it was a weird summer growing season when...
...you're finally canning tomato sauce mid/late October. Only a few of our own tomatoes went into this batch of sauce, the rest from an organic farm on Sauvie Island. But did we have to hold out late or what? In the end, I feel lucky I was able to can tomato sauce at all, really. It was a rough year for hot-weather edibles. It sure did make me savor and enjoy the rare moment when finally in October AdRi and I shared a sliced heirloom tomato from our garden for lunch one day.
I really cooked this sauce down to make it thick and rich, and canned it in the smaller pint jars instead of quart this year. I hate wasting the sauce I don't use all up in the quart jars, and most of the time I'm cooking for two here, so the smaller jars are so much better for us. I love how I'm able to customize things like this for how we live. It's yet another benefit of making it ourselves.
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I love the lids. Then I noticed you include the year, too. Very nice! :-)
I love your labels and I'd really love it if you would share your labels on my blog...I have a contest going for those who post a photo of their own canning labels to inspire other crafty chefs.
Here is the contest page: http://gardentherapy.ca/label-inspiration-contest/
I do pints, too! It is so much easier to use them up, and easier to can, too.
recipe? I managed to freeze, but not can, tons of sauce this year, and would love a great recipe for next year! (when I hope to get brave and find the time, and Just Jump In to Canning.)
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