Seems like months that I’ve been making tomato sauce on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This morning I picked tomatoes, sorted out a bag of slicers to give to each of my two closest neighbors, along with a bag of cherry tomatoes for each. Picked out the tomatoes that need to get a little riper and they will go into Monday’s sauce.
The remaining tomatoes were washed. It was enough to fill the big soup pot.
Once they were peeled, cored and the seeds removed, there was less than half of a soup pot of tomatoes.
Cooked down, with a few spices added, all those tomatoes produced 5 quarts of tomato sauce.
This process began about 6:45 a.m. with me in the garden. At 1:40 p.m. I got the jars in the canner.
The rest of my afternoon will be spent knitting.