Saturday, August 14, 2010

Canning Tomatoes to Live Locally

Amy at step 1 - heating tomatoes so skins would slip off.

My daughter, Amy, and son-in-law, Dan, are on a mission.  They are starting on September 22 (the fall equinox) to eat only what they can find within a 100 mile radius of their home in Seattle for one full year.  You can follow their quest to become "locovores" on Seasonally Seattle.

Since they couldn't face a week without tomatoes, and tomatoes aren't available locally year round, today they brought two flats of tomatoes to our house to learn the art of canning.
Step 2 - Dan peeling and paring and packing tomatoes in jars

Part of the fun is working together to produce the beautiful jars of bright red tomatoes.

Follow Amy and Dan's progress on their blog, where they will share sources, budgets, recipes and more.