Posts Tagged ‘canning tomatoes’

My Tomato Garden

April 30, 2017

It’s almost time to plant my tomato garden, if this Minnesota weather ever cooperates. (Today it’s trying to snow.) In Minneapolis I like to plant around Memorial Day weekend, just so the ground is nice and warm.  Read more ›

Spaghetti and Eggs with Fire Roasted Tomato Butter Sauce

April 13, 2016

Ever wonder what I do with all my canned tomatoes or my backyard chicken eggs?  Here are two super easy recipes right out of your pantry: Fire Roasted Tomato Butter Sauce and Spaghetti and Eggs.  Read more ›

Extra Smoky Tomato Jam

October 9, 2013

Tomatoes keep straggling into my kitchen from my fall garden, rather scarred, cracked and water-logged. A week of rain and cool temps have left them a little worse for wear, but they gallantly keep right on producing. In my book, the best way to work with these late season tomatoes is to concentrate their flavors by cooking them down into something thick and rich, like Smoky Tomato Jam. Read more ›

Tomato in Two Acts

September 18, 2011

Tomato season is over for Minneapolis with two nights of hard frosts under out belts (three weeks early, I might add).  To celebrate the last of my harvest I made tomato broth and tomato paste from the same batch of tomatoes.  Read more ›

Canning Salsa

Salsa Por Mis Amigos

September 5, 2011

Salsa is a staple in my house.  I use it in burritos, rice, as a base for chili, chicken and pork dishes and over eggs.  It’s just a great condiment to have on hand, particularly the homemade variety.  And it’s a life-saver in the middle of winter.  I like Mexican-style salsas with dried red chilies and tomatoes blended smooth.  Read more ›

Canning Love Apples with a Pressure Canner

Canning Love Apples

August 21, 2011

I learned to can tomatoes beside my mother in our farm pump house every summer as a kid.  She had a big pressure cooker, a series of propane burners and lots of ball canning jars. Read more ›