This no sugar home canned applesauce is thick, delicious, and filling. It doesn’t even compare to the thin, runny stuff from the grocery store. What a treat to pop open a jar of this tasty sauce long after fall apple harvests have passed, and savor the sweet goodness of freshly picked apples!Read More
This Home Canned Tomato Soup is a great way to add some veggies to your family’s meal plan. And during those long winter months, what could be better–or easier–than popping open a can or two of fresh garden goodness, heating it in a pot with a few other ingredients and serving it to your family for dinner?Read More
It’s tomato season, y’all! I’m dropping in from a long summer break to share a few of my favorite tomato canning recipes. Stay tuned over the next week or so for a few more recipes, including salsa and tomato soup. Here’s to that last great tomato harvest of the year–may yours be a bumper crop!
Roasted Tomato Sauce is amazingly versatile–add it to Chili or soup, turn it into Tomato Soup, add ground beef and seasonings to make spaghetti sauce, or try it in this delicious Bolognese Ragu Sauce, etc. I’ve even cooked it down, added seasonings, and called it pizza sauce.
I did it! I finally learned how to can. (Maybe there’s hope for my sewing skills…)
Thanks to my friend Diana, who was so very generous with her time and with her canning equipment, I can now proudly inform folks that I am indeed from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. And mean it.
Even without the sewing skills.
Somehow, I spent an entire childhood in the beautiful farm country of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and emerged without any knowledge or skills in the culinary art of canning.
A family friend pointed out that the this likely had to do with the fact that my mother was born and raised in east L.A. Canning was not exactly at the top of the to-do list around there. (Although I believe she did learn to can after relocating to PA.) On the other hand, I can sing along with Linda Ronstadt’s mariachi music like nobody’s business.