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Sep 18, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY- SALSA

Designs by Gollum is our host for Foodie Friday. Always a favorite. Our family are probably the most excited about this meme because all the great food ideas trickle down to our dinner tables. Join us there and see what is going on in our kitchens.
My friends picked up a flat of tomatoes for me last weekend. We love tomatoes but it became clear very quickly that we couldn't eat enough of them fresh so I decided to make salsa. Here they are all chopped up and lightly salted with pickling salt. They are raised up on a tray so they can drain most of their liquids out.
Have you ever peeled tomatoes? It is quite a interesting process. Bring a pot of water to a boil and put in some tomatoes. After 1-2 minutes lift them out and drop them into a sink full of cold water and BAM the peels will slide right off in your hands. Slippery though so hang on to them.
I ended up with a dozen jars of salsa full of tomatoes, onions, jalepenos and sweet peppers. There is also a healthy dose of cumin thrown in. Each jar gets about 3 tablespoons of lime juice to help with the acidity so the food stays safe to eat after a full processing time.
I found the recipe for this online and couldn't do it better myself so here is the link for this recipe: Canning Salsa I hope you have time to make some.

14 comments:

Michelle said...

You've been busy! Love home canned salsa and I bet your Salsa is delicious!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Let's see, I have the time, I just need to find some tomatoes as beautiful as those!

ButterYum said...

I made my very first batch of canned jam this week, and now I have the bug! I wondered if I could can salsa, so this post came at the perfect time! Thanks so much for the link... I can't wait to get started.

Take care,
ButterYum

Michael Lee West said...

Love this recipe--canned salsa, what could be better!

ButterYum said...

Hi Lori - thanks so much for the book information... I'll definitely try to get my hands on a copy. Take care!

ButterYum said...

SCORE - my local library actually has a copy of the book. Thanks so much for referring me to it!

Mary said...

What a terrific idea and a great recipe. I love the reds and greens and oranges of fall harvest. This looks delicious.

Libby Murphy said...

Oh it's so pretty and I can only imagine how delicious it must be. What a treat!
Happy Twrils

Cass @ That Old House said...

Your own salsa! Why, you spicy chick, you!

I looks delicious!
Cass

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oops ... I meant IT looks delicious, not "I" looks delicious.

Hahahaha... oh well. Cass

Lori E said...

Thank you ladies. I had a couple cups left over and we have been eating it fresh on everything.
Cass I am sure you look delicious too.

Lynn said...

Oh, I couldn't!
What if I killed everyone off with botulism!

Joyce said...

Wow it seems everyone is posting about canning this week. I have never tried as I am always afraid of exploding jars etc:)
Joyce

Florida Sue said...

It looks as if you have been super busy. I bet every bite is/was delicious.

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