Monday I was busy making sauce. Yes Monday. I get behind sometimes. It isn't just my tomatoes that I get behind on. Sometimes my blog just doesn't make it on the high priority checklist. Especially after Monday. Harvest Monday takes a lot of time to go through all those posts you put up. It is fun but time consuming. But anyway I digress.
Sauce is so much easier to make than salsa. Salsa I have to boil the tomatoes for a minute or two so I can peel off all the skins. Then I have to get rid of all the tomato guts and cut out any cores or cracks. But sauce is easy. I just quarter the tomatoes and squeeze out the worse of the insides. I don't do a great job and it takes just a few seconds. Then I toss them all in a pot and let them boil for about 2 minutes (just themselves, no water). Then into the Victorio strainer they go. It still takes time, but comparatively it is very fast. And easier on the back than sitting at the table getting out all the tomato guts. I so love my strainer. Too bad I can't make salsa that way.
Sadly I had eight jars that needed processing. My canner takes seven pint jars. So I had to process twice. By the end of that time the house was so hot an humid. I had all the windows opened.