Tomato Juice

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Posted by Dana

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We also plant way more tomatoes than we need.  We like to share.

We also like to make tomato juice, salsa and stewed tomatoes.

Tomato juice is soooooo easy to make that even my great-niece gets in on the action.

So, are you ready to make tomato juice?

First, gather all the ripe tomatoes you can get from your garden.  It really doesn’t matter if you use one kind or different kinds.  I usually pick what’s ripe and throw them all together.

Then place tomatoes in a large tub and run water over tomatoes.  Swish them around to get them clean.

We usually make our juice outside, weather permitting, because making juice has been known to make a mess.  Plus, we just love being outdoors.

In this tub I have Romas, Better Boys, Pink Bradleys and some other kind I can’t remember!  LOL

In my opinion, Romas make the best juice but my Roma vines didn’t do very good this year for some reason.

Probably because we moved our garden spot.  Hopefully, they will do better next year.

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Cut out any dark, unripened or bad places from the tomatoes.

DSCN2924Cut tomatoes into fourths

DSCN2925Aren’t they beautiful?

DSCN2928Now your ready to make your juice.

We use an old hand crank juicer and my great-niece thought it was just thrilling that she got to turn the crank!

DSCN2929I think there may be a child labor law or something????  LOL

The greatest thing about this is we are making memories for her and she is learning a very valuable skill.

DSCN2931Notice how we have things set up.

You need a large pot to catch your juice and then you need a 5 gallon bucket to catch your seeds, peelings and all the other junk.

Once you have all your tomatoes run thorough the juicer your ready to cook the juice.

DSCN2932Place your pot of juice on stove and cook the juice on medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until all the foam has cooked away from the juice.

Now your ready to put your juice into sterilized jars

DSCN2935Ladle juice into jars leaving a 1 inch headspaceDSCN2936Add 1 tablespoon canning salt to each jar.

Wipe rims of jars clean with a dry cloth.

Place a heated lid on top of each jar.

Band your lids in place and wait for the popping sound of your jars sealing.

Any that do not seal can be placed in the fridge and used immediately.

DSCN2938HAPPY CANNING!!

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