It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato. ~ Lewis Grizzard
As expected, our first Brandywine tomato was just the beginning. Last week I picked more Brandywines and over 13 pounds of Marianas.
We're enjoying the Brandywines fresh off the vine. And the Marianas? Well, here's what happened to them:
blanched and peeled
We had a nice assembly line going from the stove to the sink that made short work of this task.
Then, I halved the tomatoes, stuffed them into jars, and processed in the canner for 1.5 hours. It was time-consuming, but so many of our favorite dishes call for tomatoes; it will be worth the effort come winter.
halved, in juice, ready to eat ... later!