Hello, poor little long-neglected blog! (And reader friends, too).
We have been soaking up every sliver of Summer around here. This week we’ve been enjoying the bounty that our little corner of the world provides. Wednesday was spent on Sauvie Island visiting two farms. We were on the hunt for blueberries, peaches and tomatoes. Those last two we found, but the blueberries not so much.
Today my friend and I canned thirty pounds of tomatoes. We got a super deal on them because they were so ripe—much too soft for slicing—and a few looked sort of nasty, but perfect for canning. I have never canned tomatoes before and was somewhat intimidated. It was so easy! We used this method, which requires no boiling of the jars. I have enjoyed the sound of jars lids pinging all afternoon.
What a fun and satisfying day—especially with a friend and kids’ friends playing nicely in and out all day. And oh, how I look forward to popping open a jar this winter to make fresh soup or pasta sauce.