While it seems hard to find the time, the effort of bottling the glut is certainly worth doing, with a pantry filled with a stash of sauce as your reward. Setting aside a day to spend with a lovely friend, tucked away in her gorgeous home in the hills, processing tomatoes, eating delicious food and sharing stories was the highlight of a busy week. We had to buy our tomatoes, but we both dream of a day when we can grow enough of our own to preserve. Without the tyranny of bad weather, possums and blight to stand in our way. Now that will be something to talk about.
PS Oh my, I am totally blown away by the wonderful comments and well wishes for the giveaway. Thank you so much for your lovely lovely words!