First the tomatoes are washed and sorted. The ripe for the pot and the unripe for the window shelf.
After simmering for a couple of hours the resultant mush is pureed into a sort of spaghetti sauce. Jars are washed and sterilized in the oven. The sauce is poured in, lids applied and the jar upended to ensure the remaining air is sterilized too. Fifteen jars to add to the growing stash in the shed.
Meanwhile the ripest peaches were reduced to puree. Three trays of fruit leather and three large jars of pie filling. The boxes of plums will live in the pantry to ripen further.