I love this time of year- this is harvesters season- when all fruits and most veggie gardens are over flowing with goodness.
Finding little surprises like these is heart warming
After all that collecting there is the processing- for this I use the traditional Italian way.
crush tomato with hand- squeeze out water
Run crushed tomato’s through my Tespade mincer with tomato attachment
place tomato flesh in pot
Cook for a while with salt, Garlic and fresh Basil
clean bottles ( sterilie quality)
heat up in oven
place hot tomato contents in hot jars- put lids on and as the cooling takes place- a vacuum is created
and vola – preserved tomatoes
Something else I love to make is tomato sauce with a kick ( chilli) I call is Ash’s Hoochie Mumma sauce
Its also another important time of year now that the weather has heated up enough to Home brew- first batch is for WIFE: Pear and strawberry cider