Most recipes for canning salsa call for vinegar, which I do not like at all. It makes the salsa taste more like a pickle and less like a fresh salsa. I developed this recipe to conform to the requirements of safe canning practices while still tasting as much like fresh salsa as possible. Salting and straining the tomatoes prevents the salsa from being too "soupy" without requiring a long cooking time to reduce the liquid. You should buy 10 limes; you probably won't need them all but they do vary in juiciness quite a bit. NOTE: Jalapenos vary wildly in strength - the ones I get are fairly mild. If yours are very hot, or if you are looking for a milder salsa, you should feel free to reduce them accordingly.
This amazing salsa recipe is a family favorite, shared by my sister-in-law Rosanna. Great for those summer-fresh veggies! Wear gloves to avoid 'burns' from chopping peppers! ENJOY! Fabulous to add in some fresh cilantro and oregano also!
Pickled asparagus is delicious, and this recipe was given to me by my best friend, Carole. We get our asparagus in the spring from the Yakima Valley in central WA. Use the freshest dill you can find and pack the spears in quart jars making sure all spears are covered with pickling juice. These are great with salads, in cocktails, or served as a snack. Check out the price at the grocery store. You'll be glad you made your own.
I love to mix a variety of peppers in each jar. I do separate sweet from hot varieties. These peppers add pleasing color and incredible taste to any recipe. This recipe came from the "Modern" Guide to Home Canning and Instructions from the National Pressure Cooker Company. At the date it was published the cost of a copy of this 90 page manual was 30 cents!
This is a brine I came up with from various pickle recipes. Our family loves my salsa, which uses the pickled jalapenos in the recipe. Since we grow jalapenos, I decided to try making my own. We also like to eat these on nachos, tacos, and enchiladas!