Video: Canning Tomatoes

A couple of you mentioned you’d like to see the process of canning tomatoes. Since I had some to process anyway, yesterday I got the camera rolling again.

Canning tomatoes the easy way from Mary Ostyn on Vimeo.

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In the comments on the grape jelly video, I showed some of the costs of jelly-making. You don’t really save a lot of money canning your own jelly and jam if you have to buy the fruit.  However, homemade jelly is healthier than store-bought.  There’s no high-fructose corn syrup. And you can even choose to make low-sugar jam with special pectin. Still worth it in my book, even if there’s not a lot of money savings.

Tomatoes offer a much great money savings.  If you grow your own tomatoes and get jars for free or cheap  (thrift stores!  yard sales!  relatives!), basically you’re only buying lids. I love making spaghetti sauce from our own tomatoes all winter long.

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