I’ve had that strainer 45 years and it was old when I got it. I did a search on EBay a few years ago, expecting to find them priced in hundreds of dollars. Nope. $15-$25! I use it every year, I love it!Love your strainer! I've got tomatoes to do tomorrow also. I think I've got 25 or so pints put up?
Never had cantaloupe jerky. Sounds yum!
Cut tomatoes in quarters, core, cut off blossom end black spot and any bad spots. Cook on medium low until soft and gooshy. Strain out seeds and skins, wash pot, return juice to pot. Cook on medium heat, stirring frequently so bottom doesn’t scorch. When it is at desired thickness, can as usual.How do you make the tomato sauce? The Smol Person just discovered tomato soup, and is a big fan.