Tomatoes

We have had a wonderful tomato season.  Our tomato plants are 6 feet tall and we are picking tomatoes everyday.  In the past we have only grown enough tomatoes for sandwiches and salads, the kids would eat them faster than I could save enough to can them.  Today, I finally had enough tomatoes that I needed to can them or they would go bad, we just could not eat them all. I was finally going to make salsa from the tomatoes, peppers, garlic and herbs that I grew on my property.  I was so excited.  My mother-in-law and I spend the morning processing produce.  I did not chop the tomatoes small enough and I chopped the peppers and the onions too small, we ended up with every watery salsa.  9 jars of very watery salsa, I was so disappointed.  Finally here I was canning my own produce and I messed it up.

Instead of throwing away all these tomatoes that we worked so hard to grow, we water bathed canned the tomato mixture and I will just use it as a soup base.  It will work great in chili, tortilla soup and vegetable soup.  I hope that my tomato plants continue to grow and produce more tomatoes so we can get another chance to make salsa.  When I create the perfect salsa recipe I will make sure to post it.

Here are some pictures of my amazing tomato plants.  A little rabbit poop goes a long way, it certainly helped these plants grow big and strong. Summer 2013 phone 1034Summer 2013 phone2 003 Summer 2013 phone2 001 Summer 2013 phone2 002

 

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