I started a batch of salsa a few days ago. I had nearly a bushel of tomatoes that were going bad, so I trimmed them all and ground them with the stick blender. It filled this 20-litre pot about 2/3 full! I boiled it that evening. Yesterday, I got a few peppers chopped and put in, and boiled it again. Tonight, I picked a dishpanful of tomatillos and chopped them and put them in…and brought it to a boil again! Maybe tomorrow I can finish the job. Think the pot is full enough?! I’m planning to divide it into two pots tomorrow before adding more peppers, jalapenos, onions, and some tomato paste. This is the second batch of salsa for the year, but the other wasn’t this big. Yes, we go through a lot of salsa around here.



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A home-school family living in New Zealand, with a desire to share what Christ has done for us.
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4 Responses to Salsa

  1. StevenLynette says:

    Now THAT is how you make salsa! Is it possible you have an epha of salsa?…shaken and patted down to get it as full as possible?! 🙂
    We really like putting tomatillos in our salsa too!
    I can sense a reading session coming up with momma reading aloud as able children fill jars! You have developed such a good plan!! Happy dippin’!!

  2. chickenscratching says:

    Yum! We love salsa. I’m hoarding the last few jars from last summer. 🙂

    • NZ Filbruns says:

      We ran out in early spring, but the day Esther flew to America, Gayle found a sale on tomatoes ($1 a kilo), and I had hot peppers in the freezer, so I bought some bell peppers and onions and made more salsa. We finished the last jar a couple of weeks ago, just before I made this season’s first batch!

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