It's tomato time. I just have to include this post on the all-things-canning-channel because they are simply (pun intended) the easiest thing to bottle imo.
We had home grown tomato malfunction this year so we bought from Bountiful Baskets. These were fabulous tomatoes! Of course, we had several rounds of homemade salsa before I got around to bottling them. These were second only to home grown.
Tomatoes are seriously as easy as 1,2,3
1. blanch for 30 seconds (in boiling water)
3. put in bottles (cut in half, chunked, whole, diced. Your choice)
Tomatoes form their own juice when you squish them down into the bottle.
Did you know that blenders were created to be able to fit a narrow mouth jar? Just screw the blade onto the bottle and blend away! That's what my mom told me. I've tried it. It's a beautiful thing. That's why I bottle tomatoes in narrow mouth jars.