Canning tomato sauce

I am going back to the roots, not mine necessarily, but maybe my husbands. His mother cans stuff.  Frankly, I am bored and needed something new to try and Baba (Bulgarian for “grandmother” meaning Angel’s mother because that is what my kids call her) has planted a crap load of tomatoes, which I am free to use.

I love to make my own sauce, but I usually used canned whole plum tomatoes, but why not use garden fresh tomatoes and herbs, which I’ve grown. I found the process a little daunting because at the end, how do I know if I did it right. I need to wait a few months from now when I open the jars to see if they are still fresh and not some rancid waste of 10 lbs of tomatoes.
During the canning process, one of my jars cracked and I think that is because I didn’t have the wire rack on the bottom of the pot.  So, now I have three, but I can live with that.

Only time will tell how this turns out, which I will share sometime in December or January, when I am in the mood for lasagna or chicken parmigiana.

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Author: caseyangelova

Eating, Gardening & Living in Bulgaria

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