first batch ran thru the strainer equaled 3 gallon size zip lock baggies.
batch 2 tomatoes
strainer in action
that batch added another two gallon bags of juice
i helped the thawing along
i keep adding them one at a time
finally got it all thawed and start cooking it down
pot two cooking down
time to start steralizing stuff
my regular canner has a pinprick leak i still havent repaired so i used my pressure canner instead (without pressure). notice how low my over-the-range microwave sits. it barely fits.
NOW we're getting nice and thick
in the canner
got four quarts of spaghetti sauce
pressure canner with my water canner lid, a little goofy but it worked
trouble with the over-the-range microwave is that moisture collects on its underside. some day i'm going to get a regular range hood and i'll be SO happy.
cracks in the tomatoes. if you dont use them RIGHT away, they start molding along the cracks. then they're all gross and wasted.
cracks and discoloration
looks big and pretty on one side
not so pretty with all its cracks
truth is more cracks