The time has come for my annual tomato binge. I picked up 75 pounds of seconds and a flat of assorted grape tomatoes yesterday from Three Springs Fruit Farm and I’ve been sorting and stewing since then. The seconds are destined for a life as puree, whole peeled tomatoes, and salsa (both corn and standard tomato). Some of the small tomatoes will go into tomato jam and the rest will get dehydrated into tomato candy.
Because this is my tomato week, it is also the perfect time to offer up a Roma Deluxe Electric Tomato Strainer from Food in Jars sponsor Blue Kitchen Canning. I first got my hands on one of these electric tomato presses last summer and quickly succumbed to its charms. Instead of requiring constant cranking, the electric motor does all the work. All you have to do is cut the tomatoes into quarters and heap them in the hopper.
Before we get to the giveaway, let me tell you a little bit about Blue Kitchen Canning. It’s a online shop run by long-time Food in Jars reader Emma Bates. She opened up shop earlier this year and sells all manner of canning gear, dehydrators, juicers, slicers, and other tools to help make your work in the kitchen as easy and productive as possible.
Emma also has a blog component to the shop and regularly posts recipes and tutorials. This one about how to make pressure canned baked beans looks particularly intriguing! She’s offering all FiJ readers a discount of 10% right now. Just use the code FIJ10 at check-out.
Here’s how to enter the giveaway.
- Leave a comment on this post and share your favorite tomato preserve. My favorite pantry filling basic is tomato puree. The most delicious is tomato jam.
- Comments will close at 11:59 pm east coast time on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The winner will be chosen at random and will be posted on Sunday, September 14, 2014.
- Giveaway is open to US residents.
- One comment per person, please. Entries must be left on the blog, I cannot accept submissions via email.
Disclosure: Blue Kitchen Canning is a Food in Jars sponsor and is providing the electric tomato press for this giveaway.