|I was on a pickling, canning and bottling frenzy this weekend.|
Ham steak and eggs for breakfast this morning - not a normal Monday breakfast for me, but definitely a good one for a long weekend. And the real highlight? Tasting the homemade tomato ketchup that I made on Saturday! It was surprisingly little effort (although it didn't half make the kitchen hot!!), and the results are amazing. I can highly recommend it if you have access to some good, ripe tomatoes. I followed a recipe from delectablemusings.com, which was a real cinch. I may make another batch on a cooler weekend in the fall to give away as presents.
|Following a tip on delectablemusings.com, I broiled my tomatoes to remove the skins, before canning them. Much easier and quicker than the boiling water method.|
|I don't know how many litres this copper pot holds, but you could boil about 10 chickens in there, and probably half a sack of potatoes as well.|