We are coming to the end of our sauce adventure. The jarring process is involved – we need clean bottles that have been heated and will need to work fast to fill them before placing them in a boiling water bath. We process our 1 liter jars for about 35 minutes – the goal is to raise all of the contents of your jar up to 212 degrees (fairly easy for sauce itself, more time is needed if you are adding solids such as pieces of garlic).
We follow a tested recipe that we trust a great deal. We add fresh herbs, garlic and a touch of salt to each hot jar before filling them with hot sauce. Note that these are not required – I add them as it can be difficult to get local garlic and herbs in late winter and spring which is why we take this extra step.