Yes, you heard it here first, the Mad Canner has struck again.
And oh what a strike it was - an entire bushel worth in one day - yes, you heard me correctly, a whole bushel of tomatoes. I have my wonderful mother to thank for these beauties - hand delivered with care.
Is that a 3-gallon brew kettle that's supposed to be used for brewing beer? Yes.
Is it being used to cook three gallons of tomato juice? Yes.
Am I crazy? Am I mad? Am I neurotic and slightly obsessed?
Yes, without a doubt.
Now that the canning bug has officially bit me, I'm gearing up for a batch of roma tomato-infused marinara sauce as well as my first crack at pickle-relish. I've got my eyes on a sweet relish recipe that is just begging to be jazzed up with a little heat. Stay tuned...