Canning requires a lot of tomatoes. Good thing Bemidji's garden has had a great summer, we blanched and peeled fifteen pounds of garden tomatoes with pounds left over.
Tomatoes from the garden
almost fifteen pounds!
Next, we cooked the tomatoes along a handful of other ingredients to make tomato juice.
Bemidji's tomato juice recipe. She got it from her sister who got it from Cuisine Magazine.
Some modifications have been made.
Cooking - it smells better than it looks
The juicer - who knew canning tomato juice required so much equipment?
Finally, we poured the juice into the jars
Sealed the jars and boiled them for fifteen minutes...
I successfully canned for the first time EVER!
Although writing this now makes the process seem simple, it took us over two and a half hours to complete the whole process but Calhoun and I brought home seven pints of tomato juice - we'll be hosting blood mary's sometime soon :)