image from Becky Litterer
Sunny afternoon with the temperature at 65 degrees at 1:00 PM. This morning cloudy and a little chilly. But it is awesome fall day out. I cleaned up big pots and move some yesterday. I have 16 to do, so will clean up and move 8 today. Then I will unplant some more flats. Tomorrow hope to finish the big pot moving. They are big, heavy and hard to move.
Teresa that does my web page designing, told me I should post about all the canning I am doing. Today, I am making tomato soup. That is the picture of the pot as I am cooking all the vegetables, and the tomatoes down. I will use a food processor to make a puree, warm up again, and then pressure can it. I will take pictures of those steps too for another day. The recipe came from the complete guide to pressure canning. I am using an electric pressure canner that is all digital. You set it up, after you put the jars in to warm, you will put the time you need to pressure can. It will walk you through all the steps for warming jars, to filling, to the pressure building up, and the cooling down time. No regulating the heat to make the pressure stay at 10 lbs. It doesn’t heat up the house.
So this is the first step to preparing the ingredients to make the tomato soup. It takes 8 cups of chicken broth, so I made some of mine own to use in it. Then I pressure canned the chicken. Now I can use the broth and make the soup.
I will post the pictures of the rest tomorrow. Stay safe, and enjoy the fall weather we are having.
Till next time this is Becky Litterer, Becky’s Greenhouse, Dougherty Iowa firstname.lastname@example.org 641-794-3337 cell 641-903-9365