It's the time of year when DH and I bottle tomatoes. Yes, every year we make tomatoe puree to use in pasta sauces, minestrone, anything that requires tinned tomatoes. I far prefer our home made ones to the ones in tins.
A lingering taste of summer. We usually do 3-4 20kg boxes in a day. Mind you, our neighbours do about 20 boxes (it's a family event!), but we feel good about our effort. LOL.
I have a Fowlers Vacola outfit and a hand-cranked machine that pushes the tomatoes through a sieve, but it just takes time.
Here's a small part of our effort. Aren't they gorgeous and red and tomatoey looking?
Hopefully I'll find some time to do a little stitching now.