The in-laws planted two tomato plants which I have been harvesting constantly. We have the beefsteak variety and the roma variety. To can, or not to can? I have to. My mom did it, I can do it. Of course, when she did it, she had no air conditioning and it was 95 degrees out. I should turn off the air, so that I can have that same experience? No. The canning process, combined with my ever-present hot flashes will simulate "the old days" just fine.
My neighbors gave me a two boxes of tomatoes last year..which I canned. I just used the last one. Lovely. Nothing better than opening a jar of "fresh tomatoes".
I'll be back to write about it...and when we get our new computer, I'll post some pics too!
If you have some ruby red delicious tomatoes that you want canned, bring em over by Sunday! I think I'll make some salsa as well!
[canning links: www.paulnoll.com/Oregon/Canning/index.html ] Also, Ball has a website.