Presenting: My kitchen, midway through the tomato canning this year.
I wasn’t kidding about the mess.
But It went a bit faster than usual this year, as I’ve gotten a rhythm down; this year’s tomatoes were quite juicy, so I only got nine jars of crushed tomatoes out of it. But I also got three pints of juice, plus enough for a small bottle to stick in the fridge right away. Plus enough tomatoes that had slight dings and bumps and cracks that even after cutting the bad patches away, I still had enough to make three pints of homemade fire-roasted tomato salsa, which also is getting canned and tucked into the pantry.
And thus endeth the 2014 Tomato Ordeal Weekend. Selah.