Friday, October 12, 2007
Time for a confession.
My husband swears that given the opportunity I would eat salsa with a spoon. We go through at least a jar a week, and I am likely to put it on almost anything! But to actually MAKE salsa?
I don't know why canning tomatoes products has always made me a little nervous. I know how to do it, I know it is safe (when you follow the proper procedures), and I know how good it tastes. I never have any problems or concerns when I do jams or jellies or apple sauce or brandied fruit. All of those I feel comfortable with!
I think my salsa and sauce worries go back to when I was a little girl and my mom made a ton of tomatoe sauce one year. She proceeded to give it all away, because she was so scared of it! Alas, I to have a back of my mind fear of water processing tomato products, and I do not have a pressure canner so the option is water bath canning or nothing.
Last weekend I made a single pitiful batch of salsa, (6 jars and 2 are already gone...) Tonight and tomorrow are SALSA days! I hope to have at least 24 pints by the time I am done, I may even try some sauce... And I pledge not to give it all away.