We live in a low lying area next to a stream, which makes for a short garden year. Not to mention that I live in Wisconsin. We had a light frost 2 nights in a row. Thank goodness, I picked what was ripe when I did. I guess the summer growing season is done. I LOVE Fall and hope we have a long Indian Summer.
I cooked down an almost full 5 gallon pail of various cherry tomatoes, ran them through my trusty “Foley” food mill and made juice. It is rich in pulp and delicious! I add 1/2 tsp. canning salt and pressure can @5lbs for 3-5 min. – mostly just to seal jars. This made 9 quarts.
I also did a 5 gallon pail of whole tomatoes. I use an old dish cloth and wrap 5 or 6 washed tomatoes, I then dip them in hot water, for only a few minutes then dump them in a dish and peel off the skins. I then pack them tightly, even running my knife through to break up holes, add 1/2 tsp. canning salt and pressure can @ 5lbs. for 5-6 min. – I like a firmer tomato.
Using a pressure canner is SO EASY! I LOVE mine!
My next batch is done….off to work on my freezer corn. Till later, God willing. Blessings from Wisconsin!