How to Can Tomatoes

how to can tomoatoes

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to can tomatoes from your garden to preserve them. This guide explains both the tools and technique for home canning. Once you have blanched your tomatoes, now is the time to can them. Canning doesn’t require a lot of equipment but it is somewhat specialized. The good news is it is all fairly inexpensive … Read More

How To Blanch Tomatoes

How to blanch tomatoes

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to blanch tomatoes. Blanching tomatoes loosens their skin for easy peeling so you can can or freeze them for the future! Is your garden bursting with tomatoes? Mine seemed to get a slow start, but now every day I am bringing in 5-7 tomatoes from my 15 plants. I like to can my tomatoes, … Read More

Savory Sunday: Aunt Connie’s Black Bean Salsa

There are three things about this salsa that makes it the perfect summer potluck dish.  One: a mix of fresh summer ingredients plus pantry staples means it won’t break the bank to make.  Two: this recipe makes a boatload of salsa.  Seriously, crack out your biggest mixing bowl.  Three: it gets better with time in the fridge, meaning it is … Read More