Well, once again this year we have not grown enough tomatoes to can. Our heirlooms did MUCH better this year (I think they could sense it was their last chance!) and I have managed to make four quarts of freezer pasta sauce from them. But I have just not had enough to can up for stew tomatoes so I bought twenty pounds from my Grandma and did these last night. I had one quart and two pints of just leftover juice I went ahead and canned and figured we could use it for soup base.
I think she’ll have enough for me to get some more from her Sunday and do a few more. Then I think I’m done for the summer. It won’t be enough but it will help.
I’ve heard lots of folks talking about canning this summer. I think everyone is doing it and trying to keep the old home fires burning… at least in the kitchen.