Sunday, September 13, 2009

Mmmm, Salsa!

My cousin Nerrad and his wife are amazing cooks! Nerrad has often gifted us with jars of home-made Salsa proclaiming how easy it is to make; I decided to give it a try this afternoon.

I already had plenty of jars at home but I wanted the wire basket lifter thingy for the pot of water and the rubberized jar tongs so at noon I went to Canadian Tire to pick them up. The rack was perfect for dropping and blanching the tomatoes and the tongs also worked to pick up the hot tomatoes.

I had picked up this book from the Library on Thursday to find the perfect recipe. From beginning to end it took about 3 hours and made the exact quantity specified. I ended up with 5 x 500ml jars and about a half cup left over.

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Taste testing the appears that it's going to be awesome! I think it needs a little bit of salt to round out the flavours. Next time I'm going to make it an all day adventure and make a few different batches. Somehow I don't think these will last very long!


Anonymous said...

Too bad I sold my preserving equipment at our garage sale. Just sent an email to Joyce T up in the Bruce peninsula - she wanted the recipe for the curried tomatoe chow. Shall I send it to you? Mom

Anonymous said...

5 jars..we made 48 the other day and plan on making another 48 this week.. we will bring a jar up next visit and have a taste test..lokking forward to getting together on the 4th..


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