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Salsa Recipe

Salsa Recipe

Making this salsa recipe is easy when your garden is in full swing. Most of the ingredients are vegetable garden staples – tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, spice, etc. This recipe allows you to either can or refrigerate your salsa. Once you have this basic salsa recipe down – improvise and try to make it your own. You can even combine the ingredients in a large bowl and use fresh without any cooking.

What you need – Kitchen supplies

Pot large enough to use as a canner
canning jars
canning seals and rings
jar lifter
canning funnel
large pot
large spoons
sharp knife
towels and dish cloths


10 cups chopped cored peeled tomatoes (about 25 medium)
5 cups chopped seeded green bell peppers (about 4 large)
5 cups chopped onions (about 6 to 8 medium)
2-1/2 cups chopped seeded chili peppers (about 13 medium)
1-1/4 cups cider vinegar
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro
1 Tbsp salt
1 tsp tobasco sauce


Fill a large pot about 1/2 full and place on high heat.

Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Set bands aside.

Combine tomatoes, green peppers, onions, chili peppers, vinegar, garlic, cilantro, salt and tobasco sauce, in a large stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. You have just made a nice salsa. If you want, refrigerate and use as you like.

For canning:

Ladle hot salsa into hot jars (use a funnel it keeps things clean), leaving about 1/2 inch head space. Stir each jar with a clean knife to remove air bubbles and adjust head space, if necessary, by adding hot salsa. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight.

Process both pint and half pint jars in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours.If the lid pops it isn’t sealed and the jar should be placed in the fridge and used within 2 weeks.

Roasted Tomato Soup Recipe

Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup is a hearty flavorful food. It is considered an easy recipe to follow. The heavy cream brings it all home in flavor.


2 1/2 pounds fresh tomatoes
6 cloves garlic – peeled
2 small yellow onions – sliced
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and black pepper
1 quart chicken stock
2 bay leaves
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
3/4 cup heavy cream


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Wash, core and cut the tomatoes into halves. Spread the tomatoes, garlic cloves and onions onto a baking tray. Drizzle with 1/2 cup of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 20 to 30 minutes, or until caramelized.

Remove roasted tomatoes, garlic and onion from the oven and transfer to a large stock pot. Add 3/4 of the chicken stock, bay leaves, and butter. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until liquid has reduced by a third.

Add basil leaves. Pour contents into a blender or use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth. Return soup to low heat, add cream and adjust consistency with remaining chicken stock – you do not need to add the remainder. In fact if the vegetables are fresh there may be enough liquid content already. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

garden vegetable cooking and simple living cooking. Tomatoes are a must in your garden you should try to grow tomatoes

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