I was inspired to try this recipe for canned tomatoes when I saw an episode of Laura Calder's "French Food at Home" on the Cooking Channel last year. So in August, I filled 4 jars with "Sweet 100" cherry tomatoes (from my pot of tomatoes on the patio) and off I went, with hopes of homemade tomato soup in the Winter.
Now fast forward...I opened my first jar yesterday! To my relief, it gave a satisfying "whoop" when I broke the seal; my first time canning was a success. The recipe calls for seling small tomotoes, a piece of onion and a sprig of thyme in the jar. When I poured the contents into the soup pot, I only had to add a bit of milk and salt, heat and then puree it into soup with an immersion blender.
It worked like a charm and gave us 2 satisfying bowls of soup for a snowy Tuesday.