30 Aug

Tomato Juice

I was supposed to teach a canning class yesterday but not enough people signed up for it. I suspect that the weather was too nice—a beautiful late summer day. Since I had already ordered a box of organic tomatoes from my local farm, I decided to make some tomato juice.

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Washing all of the tomatoes, I placed them on my kitchen table. Taking out my Squeezo-Straino (a device that sends the skins and seeds to one bowl and the pulp and juice to another), I cut them and fed them through. Two pots on the stove received the good stuff. The skins and seeds went into a pail to be given to the chickens.

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Garlic was minced next. I left it in the small bowl for 10 minutes before adding it to the juice so that it could make its medicine.

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Herbs were collected and placed in my NUTRiBULLET.

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Some cut carrots were added.

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And some celery.

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Adding water, they were minced.

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After filling the jars, they went into the steamer canner.

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And look how many jars were made!

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