GotG SALSA Recipe


10 pounds of tomatoes, de-skinned and diced
2 pound of green chiles (In this case we used green bell peppers)
6 jalapenos, chopped
4 onions, diced
2 cup apple cider vinegar
6 cloves garlic, finely diced
1 cup cilantro, chopped small
Some oregano, cumin, and salt and sugar to your taste
I know so sad the we will have to taste a few times! The sacrifices we make for our loved ones.
All the yummy ready to go
What we ended up using total for spices
3 Tbsp Salt non iodized
2 Tbsp Cumin Powder
2 Tbsp Oregano

You will also need a large stock pot or canning pot, and 6 to 7 quart canning jars with rings and lids.

Sterilize the jars and lids in a large pot of boiling water.
We add 1 Tbsp vinegar to water to help prevent spotting from our hard water!
You can roast the peppers if you choose. Instruction for oven roasting will follow.

Put everything into a large pot and simmer for 10 minutes.

Ready to simmer

Ladle the salsa into your sterilized canning jars 1/2 inch headspace, add lids and screw rings to just finger-tight, and place in a water bath. For here at 1100 feet above sea level we let it go 25 minutes.

All canned and ready to store

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New Toy Inbound

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We just got 25lbs Roma tomatoes for $15.00 so gonna process them all, so we got an Oster Roaster Oven with Self-Basting Lid | 22 Qt, Stainless Steel
This will be perfect replacement for the 3 crock-pots we currently use.
As 200 is low on a crock-pot and 300 is high this should make doing a full bushel of apples go so much quicker!

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Not too Exciting, but here are our latest purchases for the kitchen

Not too Exciting, but here are our latest purchases for the kitchen
Affiliate links ahead!

OXO Good Grips 2-in-1 Citrus Juicer

LOCK & LOCK HPL933BT Pickle Container

77L Egg Container, (Set of 2) Refrigerator Deviled Egg Tray Carrier with Lid for 60 Eggs – Plastic Fridge Stackable Portable Devil Egg Holder Dispenser to Protect and Keep Fresh
A Second Option for the Eggs might be 2 of these

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Our list of preserving wares – Amazon affiliate links ahead!

Our list of preserving wares
Dehydrator – Excalibur 9-Tray
It has been great Machine for use made many a thing in it but it really eats up the counter top space. With that said uses less than some models out there for the same amount of space. Also the 10 year warranty helps.

Upgraded Liners for Dehydrator
Fruit leathers and jerky opened up with these bad boys but hand wash them only.

Canner – All American 930
Good Good this Thing is a monster and it is not their largest. Heavy and takes a long time to get hot on my super puny little stove but man it will be willed to my great great grandchildren. I love it super easy to use and makes a lot of pints at the same time!

Fermentation Crock – EVERPRIDE
This thing has made me many batches of yummy kraut. Easy to use stores in the back of my deep pantry. Bonus all around.

Crock-Pot #1 Old red and Faithful – Crock-Pot 6-Quart Cook & Carry
Been a beast made so much food in this can not even count, Got this guy 2016

Crock-Pot #2 Silver Bullet – Crock-Pot SCCPVL600S Cook’ N Carry 6-Quart Got this one 2018
Same as above. Super handy to have 2 when processing 80 lbs of apples. Sadly this got got hurt in the line of duty, Latch got melted when kiddos set it on stove! Lid still fits just can not clamp down anymore. To be honest the clamping was more of a useless feature as we rarely take them anywhere anyways.

Metal Food Grinder Attachments for KitchenAid – KITOART Store
Well only used once so far as we got it for Christmas but worked well for that time. We will be using it a lot in future as we make sausage. Stay tuned for that

Vacuum Sealer – GERYON
Have only used this little guy once as well. Another Christmas Gift. But it was easy to use, and sealed well

Food Processor – Hamilton Beach 8-Cup
What can I say this little guy has been a workhorse taken everything I threw at it and asked for more!

Fermenting In Quarts – Jillmo Fermentation Kit & Year of Plenty Fermentation Weights
Great entry point in to fermenting &

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