The hot weather has given us a bumbercrop of tomatoes. I decided it was time to can some tomatoes. I had a dozen pint jars and we had way enough tomatoes to fill them.G said he wanted to help and I gladly took him up on his offer.
This is my second time canning tomatoes. I used the instructions on PickYourOwn. I like PickYourOwn site because it has a lot of pictures and helpful tips. I also had a copy of Preserving Tomatoes from Clemson Extension which I used last time. I use a water bath which is pretty easy to do.
I've also been following Canning Across America and the Canvolution. There are a lot of events coming up the last weekend in August. Our tomatoes were ripe so I couldn't wait to join in Canvolution weekend. The forecast is for hot weather this week so we'll probably have another harvest ready in two weeks and I can do another batch.
It did not take too long. I prepared the jar and lids and then we set up an assembly line to peel and pack the tomatoes. The second batch took half the time. They are cooling tonight on the counter and we'll put them away after we check the seals tomorrow. This winter we'll have a nice reminder of the warm summer.