Why? Because you can! And pickle, and jam, or otherwise celebrate the resurgence of the domestic arts our forebears held so dear. Put on your best apron and step into our kitchen, won't you?
It's time to get the tomatoes in if you haven't yet . . . and if you have a glut, or a preserving share from a CSA then you might be wondering what to do with 50 pounds of tomatoes . . .
Unless you use bland paste tomatoes or tomato paste, canned tomato salsa usually turns out runny. Here's a tastier way to make thick salsa.
Charred tomatoes, peppers and onions cook up into an especially tasty salsa.
Make your good salsa great by smoking the tomatoes and peppers beforehand.
Got heirlooms? Here's a delightfully easy way to bottle some summer and spice for the long winter months ahead.
Perfect with grilled meat or in burgers.
Canning salsas and sauces at home is easier than you may think, not to mention totally worth the labor.