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Monday, September 7, 2015
The end of an era
A bit fuzzy, but this is a photo of my last box of NIP, rubber jar rings that originated from one of several, older relative's homes. I get the canning stuff as I am the cousin that cans. : ) Aiming to use up all of my older stuff, I slowly have donated my bail wire topped Mason jars, eventually planning on switching to all dome lid canning. I was brought up with bail wire jar and rubber ring canning, even though the government officially frowned upon the technology around the time I was born (50+ years ago).
Hard to see but there is a 2/23 cent purple price stamp. Rubber rings are hard to find, and when I did, they were $2.79/pkg of 6. Besides deemed safer and easier to see if the seal is set, dome lid canning is cheaper for me.
My annual Labor Day tomato canning: 52 pints of quartered tomatoes, 2 pints, 1 12 oz, 5 4 oz jars of Italian tomato sauce (made from trimmings/skins). I needed help, it took longer as I expected but I am glad it's done. Local, organic tomatoes.