So, there you have it, the first attempt at canning tomatoes. I’ve done water bath canning in the past, but it has usually been things like pickles, jams, and Things Which Were Not Appropriate For Water Bath Canning And So Had To Be Pitched. I have a super duper fear of spoiled food, so you better believe I do everything I can to preserve food safely. So these tomatoes were cooked. Not just hot packed, but cooked before I canned ’em. The easiest thing to do would have been to just make a sauce I like and freeze it, but I do not have a whole lot more room in my freezer. It’s full of greens.
Which means that pretty soon, I am going to have to figure out how to cook pickled greens and can that up. I’ll also have to can it in small amounts, as Michael does not like pickled things very much. I’ll have to ask the Facebook Hive Mind for suggestions on canning pickled greens. I don’t think it should be a problem, there are pickled grape leaves and so forth out there in the world, so pickled greens (particularly with a bit of jalapeno, yum) should be do-able. I don’t have a pressure canner, so it’s have to be things that are safe for water bath canning.
Also, I have it in my mind to do some frugal clothing things. I’ve done Wardrobe Refashion in the past, but it’s defunct now. Still, I thought I might sign up for life, just for my own benefit. I have so many clothes, so many bins of cloth, that doing something entertaining with it all is something I would like to get behind. This is related to my concept of enough, my feeling like I realy do not need to buy more stuff because I already have more than I can use. IT would be incorrect to say that I’ll never buy a new dress. Of course I will; things will sometimes need to be purchased. Still, I’d like to see how much I can use up, how far I can go. Hand me downs, thrift stores, and sewing machines have always been my buddies. How fa can I go before I have to spend money? With that in mind, I did a little refashioning today, discussed here. High fashion this is not, but nice for fall casual.