A Weekend of Repeats
On Friday I picked up our 8th bushel of tomatoes. There are still so many things that I would like to make but sometimes doing the tried, tested and true favorites prevail. I’ve repeated our favorite salsa which we call “Parrot Head Spicy Salsa” and I know some of this bushel will go to stewed tomatoes. But, I would like to try out a new chutney or two…so I will keep you posted.
Put up Total:
- 7 x 500mL wide mouth jars
I also made two more batches of crab apple & vanilla curd. MMMMmmmmGOOD! This stuff is so tasty and I had the apples….I just couldn’t resist! The second batch of curd is where I ran into a little trouble. I had one jar break in the hot water processor. It made a real mess because the eggs in the curd began to cook as it seeped into the water. I should have stopped the process, taken everything out and cleaned it up but I left it going. In the end the jars wouldn’t seal…because of the tiny loose particles were able to get between the rim and lid. Don’t worry all was not lost. I cleaned everything up and reprocessed. These few jars will be eaten first as I am not sure if the curd will be affected by the double processing. I think my problem was that the curd was not as hot as it should have been when I ladled it into the sterilized jars and I placed the jars into a full rolling boil without using the metal rack which keeps them slightly off the bottom. Basically, I made all of the mistakes. I am getting slack and over confident…that will teach me!
I should have taken a picture of the mess…but I didn’t. SORRY!
Put up Total:
- 3 x 500mL regular mason jar
- 1 x 500mL wide mouth mason jar
- 3 x 250mL regular mason jars (1 diamond)