Daily Archives: August 16, 2016

Food Week: crushed tomatoes

I spent two hours on Sunday working up the 20 pounds of tomatoes I purchased Saturday at the Soulard Market.

The tomatoes were seconds.  A few of them went right down the garbage disposal after I cut into them, but most were in great shape, just a bit (or a great deal) ugly.

The tomatoes included Brandywine, Roma, Black Krim, and something orange that I don’t know.

After skinning the tomatoes, I went from 20 pounds of raw fruit to five quarts of crushed tomatoes.  And then all of this got canned with a bit of lemon juice and salt to balance the pH and do the preserving.