"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Monday, October 21, 2013

sometimes nostalgia just isn't practical {PEACH SALSA RECIPE!!!}

canned peach salsa!
{you can make this without the vinegar and eat within 3 days if you don't want to can it.}

7 cups ripe {but not over-ripe} peaches, peeled, diced, and set in colander to drain
1 1/4 cup red onion, diced
4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, loosely packed and chopped
1/2 cup white vinegar
2tbls honey
2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1. cop and prepare all ingredients.
2. combine them in large cooking pot, set aside.
3. bring your canner to almost boiling 
{pour a 1/4 cup vinegar in your canning bath water 
so your jars come out squeaky clean}, 
get your jars and rings hot, lids ready.
CLICK HERE for a more detailed canning HOW TO.
4. bring the salsa to a boil, then turn the heat back and let simmer for 3-5 minutes, no longer {don't want your peaches to get mushy and over cooked}.
5. set your hot jars out now, transfer salsa to hot jars, wipe rims, place lids and rings on.
6. process in a boiling hot water bath for 10 minutes {you can add 10 min. for salt lake county elevation or wherever you are if you want to be a rule follower, BUT i decided not to last year so my peaches wouldn't get mushy, and i didn't have any problems with sealing and storing. proceed at your own risk:)}
yields 4-5 pints.

**this recipe has quite the punch in the heat department, 
so if you want is less hot, back off of the cumin and jalapenos.**
and how do i chop all of those onions in peace you ask?
the way i have for last 6 years.
i KNOW i'm not alone.
goggles courtesy of my high school swim team.
it appears my face has grown though,
because they pinch my nose more than they used to.
so totally worth it.
pain is gain.
pain is gain.
except next time,
i'm just going to get my grown up goggles out.
sometimes nostalgia just isn't practical.


Sue said...

Seriously? Do goggles really work?

Only you would think of this one, Em...


Ben and Katie Brown said...

OH MY! this had me literally LOL. Great idea though. i might have to follow in your footsteps.