Yesterday I got the insane notion that I wanted to can something. I read through the Bernardin's canning book I purchased, and found a great little recipe for salsa....only thing I was missing was a red onion and some cilantro. So I went out to a local market that was open for the holiday, and bought a few things. Unfortunately, no fresh cilantro, but I did have some dried. I figured what the hell, I could always add fresh at the time of eating....
Bernardin.ca recipe link
I loved the idea of combining fresh Ontario peaches & pears with the more typical tomatoes & peppers. I also loved being able to use a few of my own fresh jalapenos from the garden. So I set up the canner, and got to work peeling and chopping up my fruit & veggies.
I managed to get four 500ml jars of salsa made, but I swear to God, I'm never using that canner again. Trying to keep the water above the jars is exhausting! It continually spits and boils over, and afterwards, it took me a half an hour to sop up all the water that had accumulated in the space under the burners. If I do any more canning this year, I think I'll need to buy some smaller 250ml jars. Next year, a new canner is definitely in order!
This post has been linked to the Wednesday Fresh Foods Bog Hop at Gastronomical Sovereignty!
One year ago, I was making Thai Basil Pesto & Indian Spiced Chard.
Two years ago, I was making Beans with a Twist.
Three years ago, I bought my first pestle & mortar!