As we head into the tail end of September, the harvest continues going strong. Today, I harvested a good amount of Italian sauce tomatoes and found enough additional produce and seasonings to make a batch of tomato sauce. Above, you can see the celery, carrots, peppers (sweet and hot), basil, oregano, onions, and garlic that I added to the sauce. I used my two favorite purchases this season, the Roma food strainer and the All-American pressure canner to get this job done. Both products are great, but I can’t say enough about the food strainer. It is so much easier than hand processing the tomatoes. It is also great for making applesauce.
And here is the completed sauce, all canned and ready to store. It is quite delicious if I do say so myself.
Those are just pretty to look at! I bet they will be scrumptious as well. The smell of canned tomatoes and peaches really DO remind me of summer when I open them up and smell them.
I loved opening up this post and seeing it also as the new header! Isn’t it fun laying out all your ingredients, knowing that you grew everything you needed? That to me has been the most pleasurable thing this summer – the vast amount of choices we’ve had for menu based entirely on the contents of the cupboards, freezer and garden wherefrom the cupboards and freezer were filled. With a little help from Dungeness Creamery, Bluebird Grains, Rockridge Orchards and Napa olive oil for the most part.
Thank you for writing thiss