Tuesday, September 27


I have mentioned a time or two that we have a really sweet landlord.  Not only has she given us an abundance of fresh produce, babysat our Peanut while Hubs and I went on date, and let us come over and swim a countless number of times, but just last week, she helped me put up my first batch of tomatoes.

And she gave me the tomatoes. 

Fresh from her organic garden.  

Eight quarts worth. 

So, so, so nice, right? 


I had canned apricots last summer (my first canning ever!) but I had never attempted tomatoes.  It was so nice of her to help guide me in the canning process and also help distract Peanut while I was up to my elbows in tomatoes.

Oh, and to top it all off.....

After processing the jars, you take them out of the water and you want to let them sit, undisturbed, for 12-24 hours.  At that point you can test the lids to make sure they sealed correctly.  I did remember all of this from before, but I wanted to double check with my landlord.

"Oh, no, no, no, no!  You want to let them sit for at least a week," she said.

"Oh!  A whole week?  Why so much longer?" I asked, a little surprised. 

"So your husband knows how hard you worked." she tells me completely straight faced.

Isn't she too funny?!?!?!?!!!!! 



Carla Renee said...

Oh my word, that's hilarious!!! I just did the same thing last week with a dear friend...she ended up doing most of the work while I chased around my little munchkin. So lovely to see the jars all lined up on the shelf! :) What lovely recipes do you usually use yours for?

Carla Renee said...

I just shared your landlady's tip on a tomato canning post on frugallivingnw.com ;)


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