Not Around Here Much These Days…

What can I say? This place has been around for over 6 years. But I've been distracted by the shiny pebbles on the road a lot lately... Whether it's Twitter, OurPDX (now on hiatus), the Redoing Media show, or (shhh, don't tell the kids) occasional dips into, uh, Facebook - yes, I've been unfaithful. Stepping out. Catting around, as it may. And yet I don't want to hang it up here just yet, either. Until I figure it out? There's always betsywhim.com. Which can feed Facebook, Twitter & more. If you haven't already been overexposed to the minutia that is my life, that is...

Canning the Summer Away: Roasted Tomato Sauce

(this post originally appeared on my Posterous site; am migrating it over here...) The 2 most successful items I canned last summer were both tomato-based: my roasted tomato sauce & the classic chili sauce from the Ball Blue Book of Canning (of course, I muxed around with that recipe last time. Don't you know by now that I cannot resist muxing around with recipes?). The roasted tomato sauce recipe is a tried-and-true one, and the only truly laborious part is the halving and de-seeding of the roma tomatoes themselves. (I do not peel them. Not ever. Why? They add needed heft and structure to the sauce once lightly pureed, after all..) I'm making it RIGHT NOW, in fact. [Read more...]