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Sep 10, 2010

HOME MADE SALSA

This is a repeat of a post from last year but the time is right to make another batch.
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.

4 comments:

susan said...

Haven't you been a busy little squirrel storing nuts for the winter :0) You will be so glad you didi this! Yes, it's crazy how that tomato skin just slides off after the hot water bath!

Lynn said...

I'd like to do this, but I am afraid I'd kill off all of the family. Death by botulism. Sounds messy.

Really Rainey said...

Looks awesome... I actually never thought of canning my salsa... I have been canning Jam all summer. Thanks for the great idea!

Really Rainey

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks great, hope you had a chance to make some this year too!

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