Friday, August 24, 2012
Well, if you have been wondering where I've been.....
I canned a second new recipe for salsa. I canned 4 pints of Fiesta Salsa. This is delicious too. I found the recipe on-line. In place of the chili pepper, I used green pepper, and used 1/2 cup combined jalapeno and cayenne peppers. Yum! There are many recipes on that site if you are seeking for recipes for canning or for other tomato recipes.
I canned another 3 1/2 quarts of seasoned tomato sauce. This is tedious work - chopping 23 pounds of tomatoes. Thanks to my sauce maker, I don't have to peel, remove seeds, etc. prior to heating it all up first.
I dehydrated another quart jar of potatoes, some kale and Parmesan cheese.
I canned 4 half pints of homemade ketchup. This took another 10 lbs. of tomatoes.
I canned another 4 half pints of Pepper Jelly (a mix of green peppers jalapeno and cayenne peppers).
I finally dug up some of the sweet potatoes, but still have another row of red potatoes to dig up.
I canned a third type of salsa - Home Canned Salsa. I'd like to can peach salsa, but I need to see if I can still find peaches at the produce stands. Our tree is not mature enough yet.
Oh....it continues. I froze more tomatoes and green peppers too.
Note: I found this neat site that gives 30 tips on what to use leftover salsa for: http://www.seriouseats.com/2009/03/serious-heat-what-to-do-with-leftover-salsa-30-uses.html