Sunday, August 15, 2010
Learned TWO important lessons today....
#1 - Next time - DON'T forget to skin the tomatoes! eck.
#2 - WEAR GLOVES when chopping Jalapeño Peppers !!!!!!
OMG, my poor fingers & thumbs! yup, burnt the hide right off I think.
Washed my hands in soapy water, rinsed em' in lemon juice. STILL BURNING TWO HOURS LATER! I even had a glass of cold milk soaking my fingers in it - lol. I've never before used Jalapeño Peppers. Actually I've never canned sauce before either. Yup, I'm always learning something important the first time I do anything. But boy won't these be good this winter when we're missing our garden. Or so I am hoping! The last time I taste tested the sauce before putting it in the water bath I notice that the lemon juice tasted a bit stronger than it did earlier. The recipe called for 2 cups of lemon juice for the 3 quarts of tomatoes. Doesn't that seem like a lot? I hope it's gonna be ok. Only time will tell. tah tah for now my friends.