Tuesday, August 17, 2010


After picking this morning --

These ten pints used up a hefty amount of the tomatoes. Another canning session or two and I might be able to see the counter again.


  1. NICE!

    And so you get credit for all your hard work- you did 10 quarts or 20 pints, not ten pints - right?

    I did 6 quart of salsa last night with one quart of salsa juice.

    Btw, do you know to put some vinegar in your water bath to help reduce the cloudy jars? My mom told me that.

  2. I just did 10 pints. I discovered that I should have bought the taller pressure canner. When I water-bath the quarts in the pressure canner, the water has to be right smack dab at the top of the canner. So I did the shorter pints.

    I was annoyed by the cloudy jars. Looking at the picture, I was trying to remember what solved that. Now that you mention the vinegar, I think I've heard that before. Maybe if I PRACTICE (in other words, use the vinegar when I do the next two batches of salsa today or tomorrow) it will sink in and I'll remember to do it always.