Well the second batch turned out much better! Now I have figured out how to use the Kitchenaid mixer strainer, it went without much mess at all.
And I love the extra spices. Forget about using the sauce as an oil substitute in cooking – you can just eat it straight from the jar with a big spoon and it is so.beautifully.sweet I can’t believe there is not a grain of sugar in it.
I used my Instant Pot again for “steaming” the jars for (hopefully) proper preservation – so these babies can live in my pantry for a while, not in my fridge.
Ta-da! Nothing like a personal, final touch of labels. I love Photoshop, too. On to my next kitchen project…