Sunday, September 15, 2013

Let's salsa

When I was a kid, mom was a canning queen. In summer the kitchen would frequently smell like jam - strawberry in early summer, raspberry a few weeks later, and peach come late August.

The fall brought on pickling season - dill and sweet mixed, green relish, tomato relish and chili sauce. The last few years though, her canning supplies have sat idle, so today I absconded with jars, lids, and her large black canning pot.

I found a recipe for Green Tomato Salsa online.

I don't have a food processor, but I made short work of all those green tomatoes by tossing them in the blender a couple handfuls at a time and hitting pulse. The rest of the ingredients, I chopped by hand and tossed into the pot for a good long simmer.
Mmmmm.... green!
 It didn't look quite so pretty after it cooked, but it sure did smell good.
It looks like a giant pot of snot!
 I ladelled it into jars, and put them all into the canning pot to process.
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble....
 And in the end, I got seven nice little jars of salsa.
I have no idea how hot this will be - a grated jalapeno and
a handful of chili flakes were added for a little heat... hope it's not too much!
I just hope it tastes good. I don't actually eat salsa, so Dave is designated taste-tester. If it's decent, these will be given for Christmas! And next year, I may just look into making some pickles!

In other news, I'm almost done the secret baby blanket, so we'll be back to knitting content soon!

9 comments:

Minding My Own Stitches said...

MMMMMMmmmmm salsa verde! Yummy! I'd add more than one Jalapeno :)

Dee said...

Glad your mom's supplies were put to good use.

One of these days I'll get brave and try some canning. :-)

Rachelle said...

Mum used to make green tomato relish with the leftover unripe toms; yum! Was great with cold meats, unfortunately there's no point in me making it, the meat usually doesn't last long enough to get cold with 4 carnivores living here.
Her tomato sauce was amazing too, might have to make that as we do use bought stuff.

kathy b said...

WEll no wonder it got me sick once. I DIDNT cook it first. THanks. yours looks amazing

Nancy Kay said...

I can ALMOST smell the aroma of these ingredients cooking on the stove...

Good for you...doing some canning!!

Araignee said...

My mom's old canning stuff is what I use for dyeing now. I have no idea why she had all that stuff as I never remember her canning anything. I love putting up things for winter. Too bad this year's crop was a bust. Your salsa looks delish!

lexa said...

Looks good!

Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh, nom. I adore green salsa, and that looks delicious!

Knatolee said...

That is some fantastic looking salsa!!!