|Jane bought our tomatoes at the Minneapolis farmers market.|
I don't know how many times we filled and refilled the giant bowls with the cut tomatoes. It seemed like so many when we were doing it!
|A big bowl of peeled and cut tomatoes.|
One of the things that I admire about women years ago who canned a lot is that tomatoes are ready at the hottest time of year and with all the boiling of water it takes to prep them and can them, the kitchen gets really hot. Those women did all of this hot work in non-air conditioned environments. It is very long hot work! I also can't figure out how they decided how much they needed to do. Jane and I kind of just pick an amount and know that if we run out, we can always just pick some up at the store.
|Up close with the tomatoes|