Last night, I put 2 quarts of whole peeled tomatoes into their cans and processed them for 45 minutes. Each jar has 4 - and exactly 4 basil leafs. Just like one of the Giants of Pizza Chris Bianco does with line of canned plum tomatoes . I used this really simple recipe from Food in Jars (but added basil). There's a bunch of recipes on Food in Jars that gets me excited to get canning. (btw...how cute is their logo with all the colorful canning jars?!?!) These will go into our root cellar. Oh wait. We don't have a root cellar. So, I guess they'll just end up in our pantry for now. And they'll wait for their first appearance next summer when the pizza oven is done. *IF * the pizza oven gets done, I suppose.