One of the interns we have at work was canning today. These Farmer’s Market tomatoes will be used with our menu items throughout winter. I planned to take a whole series of photos and to jot down mk‘s process for canning veggies, but got carried away with the day and by the time I made it back to the kitchen from my little office in the basement he was all done. Here is a how-to on canning your own tomatoes if you’re into that kind of thing. I picked this recipe to link to because the blogger is from Wisconsin. Midwest is best, after all.
If I wasn’t sure about it before, seeing someone put weird looking but delicious tasting heirloom tomatoes into mason jars definitely signifies the complete end of summer. Gone are the BBQs, the tank tops and flip flops, daylight stretching past 8pm. It’s really over. Time to buy some chunky sweaters and pull the quilts out.
Have a great weekend. 70 degrees in Chicago tomorrow. I’m cheered since I won’t need a chunky sweater just yet.