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Friday, September 1, 2017

Harvest Time

Friday, we picked some fresh fruit from the garden.  The holiday weekend will be full of preserving food for the winter.
In batches equal to one flat of tomatoes I washed them ...
... blanched them ...
... dipped them in ice water ...
... then peeled them.
Once they were peeled I cut them into chunks and allowed the extra juice to drain.
I accumulated the chunks of tomatoes in a large bowl.
I filled quart jars with tomato chunks, 1 teaspoon pickling salt, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
I used a cooking chopstick to make sure that the air bubbles were worked out.
I cleaned the rims before putting the covers on.  Then they went into the waterbath.  After they were done being boiled, they were removed and cooled.  All 6 cans of tomato chunks sealed properly.

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