We go through the box and the tomatoes that look really good we save aside for salad or sandwiches. The ones with the blemishes, we make an "x" on the bottom end with a knife and put into boiling water for about 1-2 minutes, until they start to float. Then we put them into a bowl of iced water. Peeling is so easy then.
The tomatoes with the soft spots or punctures, I usually just cut off the bad spots and then put them into the boiling water/iced water. When all the tomatoes are done, I chop them up and cook them in a large pot with salt and citric acid for about 15
|Girl M. helping with canning|
Now we can have good tomatoes when the prices jump this summer/fall!
Until next time....