Monday, July 21, 2014

Tomato Sauce and Corn

Many hours spent in the kitchen these days. The paste tomatoes are at their peak and that means I will be canning almost daily until they are done. Today's chore- tomato sauce. Just a plain sauce that can be used for a multitude of recipes. This sauce is easy to make and while it simmers away you can do other things.
Core tomatoes, no need to peel and toss in a blender.
When your pot is full, just set on the stove on low heat and allow to cook for several hours.
 Once the sauce has reduced and is thick can (or freeze) it. I canned mine in pints because that is close to the size of the grocery store cans. To each pint I added a tablespoon of lemon juice and processed for 35 minutes in a boiling water bath.
 Done! 12 jars ready for the pantry.
While the sauce was simmering I headed to the garden to pull the last of the corn crop. A sad crop for sure this year. We had a good bit to eat fresh, with just a small amount to freeze. I cut it off the cob and simmer until the juices start to clear. Cool, bag and freeze.
And that's what happened on the homestead today!

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