August 27th

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

I picked over thirty tomatoes off our our plants this morning!

Thats not including the 40 already sitting on my counter, and the other 40 peeled and ready to go in my freezer. Let’s not even talk about all of those cucumbers that still need to be pickled.

This may sound like a lot (ok, you’re right, it is) but I need 20 pounds of tomatoes for my pasta sauce recipe – and that only gets me six pint size jars worth!

With today being dreary and rain, I took some time this morning to skin my ripe tomatoes. I peeled the entire pile pictured, and that brought my weight total up to 6.5 pounds. I still have a ways to go, but I think I’ll make it!

For those of you who don’t know, peeling tomatoes is actually very simple. Bring a pot of water to a boil, slice an “x” through the skin at either end of the tomato, and boil for one minute. Once boiled, plunge into cold water and the skin will slide right off. Viola!

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