Canning, episode 2

It looks like a lot of work for 2 (large) jars of sauce but really it isn’t. It is messy though, I’ll give you that. But it wasn’t hot out so I didn’t mind the processing, as we canners call the boiling of the jars. This sauce is very nice but it is a little too sweet. (I added no sugar)

When I am boiling the tomatoes the smell is very evocative. It smells like fall and winter food. My favorite. And it reminds me of old times. No particular ones. Just days gone by. 

The tomatoes are dying out. I’m imaging only one more episode of canning. Sort of like the panicky feeling when Downton Abbey ended.