For anyone interested in a pre-carmeggedon excursion, I’ll be judging Preserves at the Orange County Fair on Friday at 1pm in area 38. There are a zillion activities at the fair and, of course, a full complement of every fried food imaginable. It will be my first time judging preserves and I’m looking forward to it and have some dread about getting ill in equal measure. Just to get into the groove I canned some homemade tomato sauce last night. You don’t have to do dozens of cans at a time. I had about ten pounds of tomatoes and the yield was 4 pints (2 quarts).