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A Quick Canning Method for Preserving Tomatoes

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Welcome to Homegrown/Homemade, a video series from FineGardening.com and our sister site FineCooking.com. We’ll be following a gardener (Fine Gardening associate editor Danielle Sherry) and a cook (Fine Cooking Web producer Sarah Breckenridge) as they plant, maintain, harvest, store, and prepare garden vegetables. If you’re new to vegetable gardening, you’ll find these videos very helpful. In this episode, Sarah shows Danielle how to make fresh tomato purée and preserve it using a canning method that’s a lot faster than traditional canning.

Episode 1: How to Plant Tomatoes Here, Danielle show Sarah a couple of tips for setting tomato seedlings in the ground. For the strongest plants, clip off the lower leaves first, then plant the stems deep in the soil. That allows roots to form along the underground portion of the stems, increasing the nutrient flow to the plant and anchoring it…

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  1. shasta21 09/12/2014

    You are recommending only cooking these tomatoes 10 minutes FOR A PUREE? Did you mean "for a sauce"? A puree is thicker and needs a MUCH LONGER SIMMERING TIME to reduce and thicken up. Please revisit your instructions.

  2. susan749 09/30/2014

    A much easier way to do this is to use a food strainer (Victorio and Back to Basics both make good models) to which you simply halve or quarter tomatoes (no coring or chopping) without cooking them first. Then cook the puree in a large pan following the recipe in the Ball Canning book and can it.

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    LauraWilliams 01/15/2019

    It's awesome!!

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    DeweyMessier 01/16/2019

    Thank you!

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    DanielTaylorr 02/02/2019

    Nice idea!

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