Tonight I'm making and bottling tomato sauce, using my Fowlers-Vacola preserving kit.
It has been a success I think. This is the first time I have used this recipe. 2 kilos of tomatoes and 1 kilo of apples made 4 jars of sauce. It is quite time consuming and very messy but I'm glad I did it.
I will make another, double, batch over the next few weeks.
First I chopped up the tomatoes, put them in a large saucepan with chopped onions, herbs and garlic.
So I emailed Fowlers-Vacola. I got a very prompt and helpful reply. So here it is, the defintive answer.
"We deleted Saucesetta from our range approx 6 years ago, you may like to use a blend of cinnamon, garlic, cloves, allspice, salt, ground mustard seeds and nutmeg in equal qtys."
Then I added apple, sugar, salt and vinegar, brought it all to the boil, then down to simmer.
Speaking of accomplishments I am about to reach blog post number 100! So I think its about time I made some updates, announced my blog plans for 2012 AND hosted a give away.
So please stay tuned.
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