Last week I canned my first batch of garden tomatoes. My dad grows so many that it's a shame to see any go to waste, and it's the best way to enjoy organic produce year-round. I'm not sure why I thought it would be so difficult or tedious to can, but it went pretty smoothly (and was actually fun!). I used this canning book as a guide & a little tool kit that Q picked up.
I canned them crushed, to be used for anything from sauces to soups. I also made a short list of produce worth taking the time to put up for the winter - so far it includes tomatoes, saurkraut, and pickles.
(photos from my instagram feed)