Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I am totally addicted to canning!!!

After canning one jar of banana peppers a couple of weeks ago we decided to try our turn at salsa.

And from there my addiction has been born. I just keeping thinking of things I want can. And wondering how many more tomatoes we will get from our garden. But I am even at the point of thinking about what I can buy from the store in bulk to can too.

Love it!!

For our Salsa we used the zesty salsa recipe that came in our canning kit we bought a few weeks ago.
5 cups chopped/peeled tomatoes
2 1/2 cups chopped onions
2 1/2 cups chopped green peppers
1 1/4 cups pepper(we used a combo of jalapeno and banana peppers both from our garden)
2/3 cup cider vinegar
a dash of hot sauce(we used tabasco because we were out of regular hot sauce)
Bring all of this to boil in a pot. Then reduce heat and simmer/low boil for 10 minutes.
Fill Jars leaving 1/2" headspace
Boil in a hot water bath for 20 minutes

We were able to get 1 pint and 5 1/2 pint jars. We ate a jar Sunday and it is so yummy!!! Not to mention the jars look so pretty in sitting in our pantry.

I got several more jalepanos from the garden today so I am thinking pepper jelly is on my list to can this week. And I know I will be doing freezer jam one day soon(not really hot water bath canning, but still as much fun). I am going to do apple butter too and probably applesauce. Depending how many more tomatoes we get from our garden I would love to make tomato soup and can diced tomatoes as well.

Date nights in the kitchen are so much fun. We had fun spending time together at home while Jake was upstairs sleeping. Lots of work, but great conversations and tons of fun!!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting how to make the salsa! I think I just might try!