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Cherry Tomatoes- Roast 'em and Freeze 'em
Great for adding to soups, scrambled eggs or bake in bread or mix in cream cheese and top a bagel. The plants produce so well and grow so easily even city-slickers like my hubby can get enough tomatoes to make up a big batch. When you wear a pair of slippers to put a new calf in a pen what else can he be?
Slow Cooker Whole Tomato Sauce
One advantage to the recipe is you get more sauce with less tomatoes. If you want to use a juicer or want a finer sauce you can blanche the tomatoes first or remove the skins as they thaw if you froze them. Add another pound of tomatoes if you do this.
To Can the Sauce using water bath method you need the acidity at 4.5 or higher. You will need pH strips.
***You will need to use up to 6 TBSP of bottled lemon juice or 2 TSP of citric acid especially if you are bath canning instead of pressure canning. After stirring in give it ten minutes before retesting until you get the pH correct.
Once the jars have cooled enough to touch I retighten the rings and turn them upside down on a towel. Be sure to keep the hubby's precious cat and the kids off the counter. (Put them outside where they belong, digging in the dirt and chasing things.) The upward pull of the heat to the bottom of the upside-down jar will help seal the lids. If a jar is not sealing after eight hours I put it in the fridge and have spaghetti sooner than I want. Invite company if your canning day just did not go right. lol
(To the someone who said I can not recommend canning on my website because it is dangerous...)
As a side note: Due to high temperatures of boiling water and the dangers of using a pressure cooker and the possibility if done wrong you can get sick- no one is suppose to recommend to anyone the art of cooking. It seems we live in a society of tin can babies and potentially cancer causing plastic toddler meals. So, cook at your own risk. Do everything with a measure of safety and read manufacture's directions on the tools you use; especially the pressure cooker/canner. Keep your work surfaces clean and stuff sterilized. These are the recipes I like best and until someone else wants to cook them for me for free; I guess I'll take my chances rather than pay a manufacturing facility to do what I can do- and the taxes on it, too. That is all I have to say on this matter. Homestead on!