When I was a kid in Italy, the end of August was the time to can tomatoes which would last us through the winter. It was family and friends affair and took us all day from 6am through the evening.
We used to make 2 types: diced tomatoes (pomodori a pezzetti) and crushed tomatoes (pomodori passati).
This past weekend we re-engaged in the tradition. We had few friend over, got together in the morning – a more casual 10.30am – had lunch and dinner together. Yes, we also managed to can the tomatoes!
Being the first time we learned a bit and we’ll be more prepared next time. Nevertheless we had a ton of fun.