Thursday, 27 September 2007

Produce Crazy?

I've gone on a produce buying rampage this week - pounds of peaches(last of the season), plums, apples, grapes and then veggies for canning tomatoes and for salsa. I guess there's nothing like the threat of frost to kick me into high gear! Here's part (I've bought over 150lbs. of tomatoes in the past 2 days alone) of the produce left from yesterday's tomato canning blitz. Yes, those 'maters are presently sharing my sewing space... which would be why I haven't been sewing in the past 48 hours...

This shows some of the 35 quarts I canned yesterday.
I have to share some pictures of a couple of the different tomato varieties I bought. This stripey one is aptly called a Zebra tomato, and this is what it looks like when ripe.
Very bright on the inside, but very mild and less acidic in taste.
This plump beauty is a tomato variety that hails from Russia. It doesn't show well in the photo, but the colour is a deeper red which almost looks black where the red and green pigments in the skin and flesh overlap.
I have several boxes of regular canning tomatoes to attend to along with some Romas which I will be using to make salsa with today. I guess I better get back to it. Lots of peppers to wash and seed along with chopping onions, prepping more tomatoes, adding in some peaches... Lots of fun!

8 comments:

Amanda said...

Wow, Katherine I am in absolute awe!!!! I guess this is where you were yesterday instead of on our lovely field trip....

Bella Modiste said...

hmm..don't think my first comment went through....

Thanks for your comment Katherine!
Those tomatoes look Fab, though I don't eat them fresh...
Best of luck with your canning...
cheers,
~The Bella Modiste~

amandajean said...

35 quarts? I'm impressed! that is a whole lot of work. and fresh peaches are the best, aren't they? there is nothing like 'em!

Roxanne said...

Wow! After last weekend I now know how much work this is! Isn't it a great feeling to have all that stored away for the winter? Okay, now stop reading comments and get back to work!! :)

amy said...

wow! i am impressed. as a child i used to can tomatoes with my grandparents. it was so much fun! i really need to try it again as an adult!

fantastic five said...

Good job! Some canned tomatoes for the winter to enjoy and savour. They look great! Feel proud and productive.

Dianne

amandajean said...

can you please send me your email address? I would appreciate it. :)

Mary-Sue said...

WOW! good on ya! you accomplished more in one day than i feel like i have this whole autumn! ack! back at it i go...