Friday, August 5, 2011

Another Task done before the Pears



You can't tell by this picture  how fine the strainer on the left is...I have had these for many many years! Just didn't find the heart to part with them..In moving to NC, I either misplaced or gave away the stand for that big one (on the left) and hadn't been able to use it and kept promising I'd buy the stand for it..now there is no need too..I have a 12 gallon pot that it sits on nicely...and I used that yesterday to do my tomato's with.. I had removed the tomato's (hot water bath,then dipped in ice water). but didn't bother taking out the seeds, just started cooking it once my onions and peppers were sauted..of course I added all the spices I have been growing..Thyme, Cuban Oregano, Parsley, green peppers,onions then salt and pepper. I let it cook for a few hours...then decided I didn't like the looks for tomato sauce  (there were too many little lumps, and I wanted it smoother) So I decided to try the old strainers...(didn't feel like messing with the "Champion" , I could have used it to remove skin , seeds, and anything else not desirable..but I was too lazy to get it and Cecil was busy running with chores. (it's a heavy little sucker), besides I need to order a few new parts for it.
As you can see, I was able to get 8 pints of beautiful strained tomato sauce!  In fact I got 8 and 1/2 pints..the 1/2 pint I decided to have this morning with breakfast to see if
it could be used also as Tomato Soup :o), I used milk, didn't think to use cream until it was too late :o(  it was good and tasty..Now I'm wondering if I made Tomato soup :o) I've never found a tomato sauce looking as good and fine as mine :o)...You never know how and what's in their cans that you buy. Maybe sometime today , I'll start working on the Pears ...

11 comments:

Robin said...

That sauce looks wonderful Ginny. I have a great tomato soup recipe that I make during the winter with canned tomatoes. I think that it's on my blog somewhere.

Don't work too hard today! I think that I'm going to make some tomato juice and some more of the pickled cabbage for "The Italian". I think that we are all doing the "can can" right now!

Daisy said...

Those jars look real pretty sitting there, Ginny--like they are jewels. I bet that is good tasting sauce. :)

Mrs.Pickles said...

That tomato sauce looks mighty fine. I just inherited a strainer like yours. Never thought about using it for tomato sauce until now. Thanks for the tip

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Robin, i'll check out that recipe..I'm already tired and the Pears are glaring at me every time I walk in the room.:o)

Daisy, We tasted the 1/2 jar this morning and we are very pleased with the taste ..it was a lot of steps for those eight jars ..I may need to take some from the freezer to repeat the recipe and give me room for the Pears.:o)

Mrs. Pickles, That tomato sauce is as tasty as it looks too..I hope you inherited the stand with the strainer, l Haven't seen a finer mesh on any other (except the small mesh strainer on the Champion).

Califia's Lap said...

The sauce looks lovely Ms. Ginny. Thanks for posting the pictures. Do you ever put recipes on your blog or have I overlooked that? I would love to see some of your recipes that you don't mind sharing. Thank you so much for sharing your work.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Califia's Lap,
I post recipes when I get a few requests..most often my recipes are some I've been doing for such a long time and don't remember if it's something I made up or read some where :o). Recipe for the Tomato sauce is out of the Ball Canning Book.

Jody said...

You're the best! Thanks for sharing your life with us. You're an inspiration of perseverance.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Jody, from your mouth to God's ears :o) that's one of the nicest things about me I've heard in a long time, Heck! it might be the nicest thing ever said about me:o)

Shaheen said...

I love your traditional wooden gadget.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

Shaheem, that gadget is as old as I am..it came with the strainer and a stand, and only God knows what I did with the stand :o(... I used it to make the sauce and it does a wonderful job...I'll keep up with it now to use again..and again :o)..

ladydi said...

My mom had one of those strainers she used forever. I wish I had given it a home when I had the chance. At the time I couldn't figure out where I would keep it, and God alone knows where it is now.