Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Canning Bonanza

A few weeks ago the Garden Tenders and I had a huge canning bonanza in the kitchen of one of our group members. The garden group has basically become a social group, as these things often do. So we all spent a night in the kitchen putting up tomatoes and peaches. The work went quickly with so many hands and we all came away with two jars of tomatoes and one of peaches!

The first step was to blanch the produce then dunk it in ice water and slip the skins off.

Then we quartered it all and boiled the peaches with some sugar for a few minutes.

The peaches went into the jars in that sugary state, and the tomatoes went in with a single leaf of basil and a squirt of lemon juice.

Then we processed the jars for about 40 minutes.

So simple, and look at the results:

I can't wait to pop open that jar of peaches in January!

1 comment:

Heather said...

We have just started into all of the canning and drying for the season. I love this time of year! That is a lot of canning you guys did. Amazing