Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Preserving

80 lbs of tomatoes - $18
sea salt - $0.98
lids - $7.77
jars - already had them
an evening of my time - priceless

17 comments:

thailandchani said...

Wow.. that is truly amazing! Sometimes I wish I knew how to do things like that! :)


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Carla said...

Chani, You'd be astounded if you realized how easy it actually is.

pandave said...

mmmm tomatoes.
that just sounds like a fantastic time you had

Bekaroo said...

My mom recently spent an afternoon cutting plums and canning plum jam.

...She said it 'plum' tuckered her out!

It's worth it though.

BurdockBoy said...

I've been busy making salsa and sauce with our tomatoes so I haven't preserved any yet. I'm hoping the warm weather lasts a bit longer to at least get a few quarts done. I guess I could buy them. Seems like a heck of a deal you got.

Carla said...

Pandave, Well it certainly was productive.

Bekaroo, I bet she was, but I bet it was delicious. Plums are so tasty.

Carla said...

Burdock boy, You simply have to know where the deals are. Salsa sounds good. I love fresh salsa. Wish there was a way to have that fresh flavour all year long.

Aaoiue said...

Yesterday in yoga class our teacher told us that the mystic syllab AUM means creation (A), preservation (U) and dissolution (M). But in your post I feel that is also creation and dissolution, because preserving, taking care and eating is involve in the nature and life. Only preserve or only eat is unbalanced and disturbing.
I like very much tomatoes. They are American as you.

Annie Wicking said...

My friend, husband and I have been out grathering blackberries, apples and damson to store through the winter months.

It's suprising how quickly this time has come round again.

Best wishes my dear friend,

Annie

BurdockBoy said...

Ouchh, you got called an American.

Steffi said...

Delicious tomatos!Hhmmmmmmmm!

Isle Dance said...

What an amazing thing. Way to go!

Carla said...

Aaoiue, It's funny that tomatoes are American. I can't imagine Italian food without them. Burdock boy is right...no Canadian likes to be called American. But I'm assuming that you meant North American, so that's not so bad and since you're not from here, it's forgivable. Identity is an interesting thing here.

Carla said...

Burdock Boy, I know...something no Canadian really wants to hear, even though we do love our close cousins to the south (and north, I suppose).

Steffi, They are so versatile. I don't know what I'd do without them.

Carla said...

Ilse Dance, It was definitely worth my time.

JBelle said...

You are AWESOME. Have you read 'Animal, Vegetable, Miracle'? by Barbara Kingsolver? absolute must read, you will love this book! I love your new picture,too. fab-bo!

Carla said...

JBelle, I will definitely try to get my mitts on that book. I'm quite curious now.