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The tomatoes are peeled, quartered, canned, and waiting for the water to boil. What do I do with that leftover juice/pulp? Here's a pretty good idea, and it will be done before the 40 minutes' processing time is over.

Step 1: Start with the juice

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After filling six pint jars with fresh tomatoes and topping them off with juice, I'm left with just less than a quart of beautiful, fresh tomato juice that I don't want to throw out. I put it on medium high heat and start to boil it. Maintain a simmer throughout the mixing of ingredients. 
Dr. P (author) 2 years ago
Num! And a stick of celery and a dash o' pepper... Happy new year!
bajablue2 years ago
This sounds so interesting! lol... don't hate me, but I'd thin it back down with TJ and add a healthy dose of vodka! Just sayin'. ;-)
ejarrell3 years ago
This looks very tasty!
Dr. P (author)  ejarrell3 years ago
To be completely honest, I think anything mixed with cream cheese is tasty. But this base is so versatile! The ginger really sets it apart.
Tasty! What do you usually eat it with, crackers?
Dr. P (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
Yep--or sliced carrots or celery. And that base is good with so many things!