We form our amateur assembly line and embrace our sometimes "sweat shop" of patience. Generous pours of Prosecco flow. And hours, days, months later - we have jars of deliciousness to share with our loved ones...
Sometimes we have to "improvise" - like when I can't find cheese cloth bags at the grocery store. A little cheese cloth and some thread will do the trick...
Beautiful tomatoes generously donated to the project by Sara Jean and Khud.
Cin Cin! Canning is always better with Prosecco!
Beautiful beets from the Lincoln Square farmers market. Pre-roasted the night before courtesy of myself and Khud.
We place the tomatoes in the boiling water until the skin starts to pull away.
Then we peel the skins off and core...
We simply squeeze lemon juice in the bottom of the jars and fill with tomatoes to the top!
Seal the jars...
While they process, Sara Jean starts to whip up some lunch. We had to bring out the hot plate skillet from Jackie's camping gear because the entire stove was covered in steaming pots!
And after several hours...and hours...and well, days...Wallah!!!
Beautiful Bread and Butter pickles.
Jackie's Grandma's Sweet Dills (Good) and Beet Pickles