Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tomato Harvest

I had an idea this year to put the sauce in a stubby. Now some people have said...no way, others have said...not a problem. I don't know if it will work or not but to be honest I felt it was worth a try. While I was at it, I popped them in the preserver for 45 min, I was told not to do that, but to me, it didn't make sense not to. Any thoughts? Have I totally stuffed up a washing basket full of tomatoes or have I become my own genius?



I'll keep you posted.

12 comments:

Michelle said...

Hello! I wondered where you got to! So pleased to have found your new blog.

You have done the exact right thing with the tomatoes, & channeled your inner Nonna - well done!

willywagtail said...

What is wrong with some people?! My Mum used to get full size beer bottles from wherever she could and use them for her tomato sauce. Yours are just a little smaller that is all. Well done! Cherrie

Anonymous said...

We make tomato sauce every year and use full sized beer bottles for when you need to feed a family and stubbies for when there are just two of us and for using as a topping for pizzas. We have been doing this for years and years and when we are done filling them, we pop them in a cauldron lined with old towels or newspaper, add water and boil them for a whole afternoon. We then leave them in the cauldron overnight to cool and hey presto, we now have a year (or two) supply of tomato sauce.

**Anne** said...

Your sauce looks fab. I'm so glad you had a tomato crop this summer. Ours got too much water. :(
Anne xx

Jenny from Ohjoh said...

I know nothing about sauce except that my Mum makes the best and it's bottled in anything she can get her hands on - often Bundaberg Rum bottles collected by my brothers.
Still tastes fabulous!

Maxabella said...

Are you kidding? My Italian in-laws have been bottling pasta sauce into old beer bottles for decades. This will work beautifully, L. x

Sarah said...

I say genius - does that make you feel better?

judysquiltsandthings said...

I've never seen tomato sauce canned this way but if you get a seal and you water bathed them. Why wouldn't it work? 35 minutes for pints at 1000 ft or less altitude/ 45 minutes for quarts. Did you add some lemon juice to up the acidity? Here in the US of A sometimes our tomatoes aren't acidic enough so we add a tablespoon or two of lemon juice, vinegar would work too.

ecoMILF said...

Looks delicious to me. And the beer bottles look like a perfect way to store it all. xo m.

Amy said...

resourceful.
that's what you are.
well done, mama.
xx

m.e (Cathie) said...

perfect Leonie!
we always made sauce in beer bottles, it was always my dads job to put the bottle tops on with the bottle top thingy machine because he was so strong.
then we'd fill up a big steel barrel in the garden and he'd start a fire underneath and let the bottles heat up & boil.
thanks for reminding me of that....♥

The Beetle Shack said...

sounds like a great reason to drink more beer to me!