Thursday, last week, we had to be across town and our route took us past the roadside stand where I like to get peaches as often as possible. Yay.
In addition to peaches, she had a basket of “salsa tomatoes”, meaning tomatoes that were a little too ripe for slicing or salads.
We picked up some of each and on Saturday, while Mickey was at his volleyball tournament, we waded into a totally new experience. We canned our own homemade salsa. I used this recipe. And used the links in the post to get the canning information.
This photo is a
nosehole bad friend and won’t stay right side up.
As if I do anything all natural anymore.
We’ve never canned before, but we used only jars, rings and lids we had around the house. That’s why it was economical for Grandma.
It came out good, but spicier than I was expecting. About half the tomatoes were orange, causing the color to be exactly the color of a tomato sauce stain on your new white Ann Taylor t-shirt. I substituted lime juice for the vinegar in the recipe and added cilantro.
There are no pics of the canning portion because my help clocked out. There was porch-sitting to be attended to.
Have you ever canned? I was surprised how easy it was. What are your favorite things to save for winter by canning, freezing or drying?
I am linking this post to Wordful Wednesday at Parenting by Dummies.