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Erica Groneman

Jul 8
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Diced Tomatoes

Make your own diced tomatoes at home with this simple and easy way to preserve your harvest for future use.


  • Fresh tomatoes from the garden (Roma are a good choice because they're more meaty and less juicy)
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice per quart
  • 1 tsp. sea salt per quart


  1. Peel the tomatoes (to do this wash them and put in boiling water for 2 minutes followed by ice water for 1 minute; then chop off the top and the skins come right off).
  2. Dice tomatoes and put in large stock pot
  3. Cook tomatoes for 5 minutes on stove, stirring occasionally
  4. Add lemon juice and sea salt to each quart jar.
  5. Add diced tomatoes to each quart jar. Leave 1/4-1/2 inch space on top.
  6. Sterilize lids, clean tops of jars, etc (like you do for any canning project).
  7. Process for 45 minutes in water bath canner.
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Hi, I’m Erica Groneman. I am a mom, volunteer, and a gardener. There’s something satisfying about getting my hands dirty and watching things grow. I believe gardening is universal and crosses all boundaries, bringing us all together. I hope we can share in the joy of growing together. Thanks for stopping by!


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