Sunday, June 3, 2012

Skinny and Clean-Canning Tomatoes

My boyfriend's family (mom, aunts and uncles) are off the boat Italian. It is really neat because obviously the food is beyond but the traditions remind me of my dad and growing up in an Italian family. I am very thankful. It is not a stereotype when they want you to eat. A couple of weeks ago, I had a stomach virus with no appetite and that didn't go over very well with the ladies!!

One of my favorite parts of our meals is the instant brushetta that Aunt Dora makes and when I asked her about it, she said that she cans the tomatoes and the next time that she does it she would let me know and I could help. Admission-I hate raw tomatoes but this process will make a salsa, bruschetta, a mean sauce, bloody mary's etc.

Mother's Day weekend is when the tomatoes are at its best and we bought two cases of tomatoes.

We had to lay them out for almost two weeks for
them to ripen! 
Washing

Blanch Cooking so the skin will come off
 
 Cooling off before peeling

Pretty!! 


Jar Stuffing
Finished Product





Putting the tops on...





Sealing







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