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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tomato canning

I did not plant tomatoes this year.
Only flowers.

I really thought I'd just skip the preserving thing.
But, as the season went on I began to get
the itch for putting up something.

(I started with freezing strawberries)
Then went on to making strawberry jam.

Next, I went to Holden Brothers Produce and
purchased 25 lb. of tomatoes for $ 12.00.

They were beautiful and what a great taste!

I canned 18 jars.
So nice.

This morning I made a few jars of peach jam.

It just makes me feel so good to see those jars lined up.
I love getting a jar of tomatoes from the cabinet to make
Chili or Sloppy Joe or Homemade Veggie Soup in the winter!

By the way, I have only about 25 more of those little aprons
to make.  I hope I get those done tonight.

I have been making some tags
and I'll show them to ya soon.

I'm off to visit your blogs and see what everyone
else has been doing!

2 comments:

  1. You named your blog well...you do have busy hands.:)

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  2. Oh how fun! I'm like you...there is just something about preserving and freezing for the winter. I, too, love to see the pretty jars lined up...it's homey, satisfying and lovely! I have a garden full of tomatoes ready to pick...Friday I hope to get at them! :)

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