Monday, October 17, 2011
I have a love hate relationship with canning. I love to find recipes, create, process jars and fill the root cellar with the fruits of our labor. With canning tends to come an afternoon of repetition, and by the end, exhaustion. Oh, don't get me wrong, it is well worth it, but with a never ending processing to do list right now, it can be tiring. Then after peeling and roasting a few of our tomatoes, that thankfully ripened, there was just a little of each kind left over. Not enough to fill a jar, but they melded together beautifully, visually preserving a fresh reward to be opened in winter's darkest days. Note to self: growing multicolored tomatoes is not only fun, it has the simple benefit of taking the monotony out of canning!