I took a long weekend for some self-care after our Summer Camp ended last Friday, so the past few days have found me in the kitchen a lot, putting up small batches of various items. I am finding a bit more confidence with jars and lids and rings as I practice my still very new canning skills and become more and more excited about the prospect of pulling said cans from the pantry in future months!
So, what's gone into the pot and into the pantry?
Tomato Basil Jam from this blog. While we've had tomatoes for a month and a half now, they're still trickling in slowly. Given this, we're eating lots of them fresh :-) However, I was able to squirrel away a few of our Yellow Taxi Tomatoes to make a half batch of my favorite jam. I made this for the first time last summer and absolutely fell in love with it! I'm not sure I can go a summer from now on without making at least a few jars of this wonderful jam! Two half pints.