Monday, June 20, 2011


Making tomato sauce and salsa with these beauties today!

Fresh from the farm tomatoes!

Tomatoes boiling in hot water

tomatoes straight from boiling water to ice bath

peeled tomatoes
Saute those onions for the sauce

If you can get fresh ripe but not too ripe, straight from the farm or better yet grow your own the fantastic.

Here are some steps for getting ready for some sauce:
  1. Get a pot of boiling water ready
  2. put tomatoes (a few at a time) in boiling water for 1 to 2 minutes at the most
  3. immediately remove and put into an ice bath until cool
  4. peel tomatoes
  5. cut remove any tough parts and seeds
  6. put tomatoes in pot cook down to thicken sauce tomatoes will combine all on their own with very little need to mash if cooked long enough on low
  7. at this point I have sauteed and cooked down onions cucumbers/squash (I just canned these 2 days ago) now add to sauce for some extra veggies and flavor
  8. add your favorite spices and/or garlic at this point
  9. let simmer until desired consistency
  10. you can now can or freeze the sauce when done cooking to desired taste and consistency


Next pics are for the salsa!

tomatoes squash zucchini for salsa

jalapenos for salsa

red onions for salsa

Here are some steps for the salsa:

  1. dice 6 tomatoes, 1 or 2 red onions, bunch of cilantro, 2 or 3 cloves of garlic, peppers, chilies to  taste I also added some finely minced squash & zucchini to this one
  2. add some lime juice, little lemon juice
  3. let sit over night enjoy

If you have not canned before check out some canning kits on amazon, there is a canning link on my page under organic finds. It is an amazing way to save money, it doesn't take that much time plus you control what goes into your sauce.

~Enjoy! Deanne

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