September 1, 2016

Preserving Summer's Bounty of Tomatoes

We have such an abundance of tomatoes this season!

This week, I decided it was time to prepare some of our large harvest for homemade tomato sauce. I love making lots of tomato sauce. Not only is it delicious, but it can be stored in containers in the freezer for any time the craving hits - it's a great way to preserve part of the summer season.

My housekeepers, Laura and Sanu, gathered all the newly-picked tomatoes, removed the skins, separated the flesh and seeds, and extracted the fresh, tasty juices. It was a time-consuming process, but well-worth the effort for all the wonderful sauces, and refreshing drinks, we will enjoy the rest of the year.

Here are some photos.