even though canned tomatoes are easily attained, i still like to can a few of my own. they are sweeter, and have no cores. i like to use them in stews and other winter dishes. i will also use them if i run out of the marinara sauce that is packed away in the freezer.
quarter the peeled tomatoes and fill the jars. i never add water or juice to fill the jars. i just force the tomatoes down and they make their own juice. more tomatoes to the jar this way.
it is important to remove the air by taking a knife and going completely around the jar. note the space at the top of the jar.
lift jars from the hot water bath. dab hot water off the top of the lids and tighten
ready to ENJOY!
recipe in blog september 2010