It's the thing a hard working, gardening, self-sufficient mother wants to hear from her kids - an appreciation for home grown food.
The problem with health issues today, in my opinion, stands on the fact convenience kills (when it comes to food). I can only hope that my kids will understand the importance of eating real food. Even if they have to buy it vs. grow it.
I should have done this with the tomato soup (much chopping involved), but I'll entertain some folks with the art of making tomato salsa. Mind you this is only one thing to can with tomatoes. Imagine all the work into our 500# this year. This shows you how crazy us homesteader/self-sufficient nuts are, ha ha!
First: You have to prepare the garden, till it, weed it, plant it, weed it some more, then wait for the bounty. Then harvest those beauties and wash them first with a vegetable scrubber and cold water. Then fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil.....oh and for me it involves planting, weeding and harvesting of the hot peppers, garlic onions, pre-making the tomato paste from our tomatoes, and growing the cilantro.
Every recipe is a bit different. Our previously preferred recipe was Fiesta Salsa (a Ball recipe). We also like this one - Chunky Salsa.