My love in life is Quilting.. But sometimes there is other stuff to get done.
I've been waiting for canned tomatoes to go on sale up as yet I haven't seen them. So I did the next best thing, maybe even better, and Bottled my own. It gives me little tingles when I see them stacked up nice a pretty on my shelf. It wasn't really that hard either. Normally I do this kind of thing with my mother. But I did it on my own, with one quick call I guess.
First you blanch the tomatoes so that the skin comes off. Just a few min is all it takes in boiling water.
When you see the skin peel away you know your done.
Then cut them and cram them into the prepared jars. I really mean cram. Juice makes the tomatoes float, so remove as much as possible.
If you want to do your own look at http://www.freshpreserving.com/home.aspx
this is where I get most if my info.
It really was not that hard, try it you might surprise yourself. Also it is I feel "Fabulous" when Iv'e created something that I will use and can last on my shelf for a long time.