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Preserving Our Tomatoes....Making Salsa

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Project by Iris43 posted 1418 days ago 1706 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We’ve had an abundant harvest of tomatoes. And with such a beautiful fruit, we feel compelled to preserve it for use during the cold winter months ahead when warm summer days will only be a memory…..except for the wonderful taste of our own sun-ripened tomatoes.

Salsa

8 cups chopped tomatoes
2 cups chopped onions
4 cups mixed, green yellow & red peppers
3 chopped jalapeno peppers ( or however many you like)(seeds may be used for hotter salsa)
4 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp paprika
1 sm. can tomato paste
juice of 2 limes
1 tbsp pickling salt

Prepare all vegatables and in large heavy pot, cook on med. low heat for 1 to 2 hours, stirrring occasionally. Chop fresh parsley to make 2 Tbsp and add it with 1 tsp oregano to mixture. Cook for additional 15 minutes.
Put in hot, clean jars. Process in hot water bath for 20 minutes.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'



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Iris43

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hardiness zone 5a

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MsDebbieP

14673 posts in 2573 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1418 days ago

oh what luscious produce!!
And with preserving – you can enjoy them all year.

Thanks for the recipe AND the great pictures.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Al_PG

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hardiness zone 3

posted 1418 days ago

Yummm. Looks good, thanks for the recipe.

-- Alan - Prince George

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Bon

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 1418 days ago

Great pictures from beginning to end Iris.Sure looks and sounds delicious.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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sharad

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hardiness zone 11

posted 1418 days ago

Iris I liked your recipe for salsa. Till now I did not know what exatly is salsa. Your pictures have made it clear and I will try the recipe when my tomatoes are ripe.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Radicalfarmergal

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hardiness zone 5b

posted 1416 days ago

Iris, your salsa looks so delicious! What a good way to use your red, ripe tomatoes. I went to a seminar today on food preservation and we made salsa for preservation using lacto-fermentation. I will try to post something about it when I get a little time.

Housekeeping item: You will want to fix your project tag to Cs1 because your project is not showing up as an entry and your salsa is indeed an incredible way to preserve the harvest.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Radicalfarmergal

4296 posts in 1835 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 1416 days ago

I just reread the challenge instructions, Iris. Actually, you have to post this as a blog rather than a project to be part of the challenge. Add a quick blog about it, posting one of your lovely photos, and you will be listed in the challenge.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Vallyncia

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hardiness zone 8

posted 1416 days ago

Awesome! I just harvested my first batch of tomatoes and I can’t wait to try this. Yum!

-- Gardens are a form of autobiography. ~Sydney Eddison

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Iris43

3799 posts in 2202 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 1416 days ago

I found this to be a mild salsa, so you may need to add more jalapenos if you like a hotter salsa.

Thanks for the ‘heads up’ re. the challenge, Robin. I am leaving this morning for a week in the north at the cottage with some friends. I hope I remember to do this when I get home.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Harold and Pam

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hardiness zone 10b

posted 1411 days ago

Yummy indeed! My goodness, you folks up north get such a wonderful turn of crops. Pam and I are so new at this – we get excited when the bloom stays on the plant! BTW – what type of tomatoe is that?

-- Pam grows 'em - I cook 'em...... Melbourne, Fl

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