Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The apparatus for separating pulp and juice is assembled in the yard.We do this function outside as it is a bit messy, and an old barn chair is soon covered with leaked juice. We had a perfect early fall day with nice temperatures and mild breeze for the job this year.
The strained sauce is returned to the stove and spices are added. Several more hours of cooking produce a thicker sauce as moisture content is boiled away. The nearly complete project is finished off with putting the filled jars in a boiling hot water bath to seal the tops.
The result is 28 quarts of a wonderful, colorful, tasty addition to many winter recipes -- Yum, Yum!