Thursday, September 29, 2011

You Can, Can Can Too!

How do you preserve the summer? I wrote earlier this week that I organized my Canning Cabinet. Organization is essential for canning with ease. I am NOT a canning expert but, I have had some success using the instructions from this little number:

Following this manual, I can break it down to some steps.

First, boil your jars and rings:

Score your tomatoes with an "X" on the bottom:

Here is where the pictures end but,

Next you boil your tomatoes for 30 seconds and then shock them in ice water. This will make the tomatoes easy to peel and seed.

Quarter your tomatoes and place them at the bottom of a hot pan and crush them with a wooden spoon.

Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.

Ladel into warm jars with a 1/2-inch headspace.

Secure the lids with the rings tightly and place in the canner.

Bring your canner to a rapid boil. Once a rapid boil is achieved, start the processing time of 45 minutes.

Remove jars from canner to a clean towel and allow to cool over night.

In the morning, check that seal by lightly pressing on the lid. If it doesn't make a popping sound, you know you did it right. If you didn't, refrigorate and use within a week or remove another 1/2-inch and freeze for up to a year.


Jolene said...

One thing I learned just recently is if it didn't seal properly another choice you have is to give it another hot water bath if it is within 24 hours to get the proper seal. I bought a Ball Canning book the other day for some recipes in there as well as to know what veggies need water bath canning or pressure canning.

Amy said...

wow thanks for the tips..

The Blonde Duck said...

I want to preserve but with two of us, it's so hard!

blueviolet said...

That's easier than I thought it would be!

Mrs. Blue said...

I have that same book! It is a great resource for many things!!!

Alicia said...

Hi Susie!! I've missed visiting your blog!! It's been hard for me to keep up with my blog lately!!!

Karima said...

I have never canned so many bloggers doing this - i really need to look into it! Saw you on blog hop, now gfc following you, Karima :)

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