It’s that time of year when I am supposed to be canning tomatoes. I have earmarked Friday to go pick them up and will then spend my weekend canning tomatoes. I grow quite a few tomatoes but not enough to put up the volume we need.
This year I am keeping it simple and we will put up lots of canned tomatoes and salsa. If I have some patience I may try some barbecue sauce or spaghetti sauce but doubtful I will be patient enough. I can admit my weaknesses 😉
We mostly froze or dried the fruit this year as because of sugar issues we are no longer much of a jam family. So we dried figs and apples this past year to put in oatmeal and I froze my strawberries and later today I will be freezing some blueberries. I love frozen fruit in my non fat smoothies I make with non fat greek yogurt…YUM! I figured by next year I will be out of jam and then maybe I will make some light strawberry jam again.
I love reaching into my own pantry and grabbing out my homemade salsa or tomatoes which are so much more superior to store bought products….don’t you?
So what are you putting up right now?
- Easy Healthy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe (answers.com)
- Why Store-Bought Tomatoes Suck (And Why Your Farmers’ Market Rocks) (laist.com)
- Pumpkin and Tomato Pullin’ (dirtnkids.wordpress.com)
- Spaghetti with Raw Tomato Sauce (bringingeuropehome.com)