I made Spicy Tomato Salsa from the Ball Blue Book yesterday. Knowing that I'd be working with hot peppers, onions and garlic, SM went out and bought me a food processor. I've been "old school" using a knife and cutting board all these years. It's about time I moved into the 21st century.
Not too big, not to small...just right. I've never worked with a food processor before and I must say they make a quick job of it. If feel like a real scratch cook now. I've always been a "cook" but somehow that piece of machinery makes me feel like I'm authentic now. The real deal.
It took me about 3 hours, start to finish and did I use every tool in my arsenal as the cleanup dishes show.
SM described the salsa as "quite tasty". A medium heat. (I did add 4 cans of tomato paste to the recipe as it seemed pretty loose.) That likely diluted the heat a bit.
All in all a good first effort. SM is wanting to try different salsa recipes so if y'all have a favorite (online) recipe let me know. SM eats salsa everyday so this will make good use of our tomato crop.
I think I'd like to try a peach salsa, a black bean salsa and a corn salsa.
Speaking of peaches. Remember I had 2 big baskets of peaches that SM bought for me? Well, Ronnie and Connie were driving back through on their way home to Ohio from their beach vacation and spent the night with us Saturday. Connie completely forgot about buying peaches as she likes to can them too. Connie thought they'd find more orchards on the drive north. "Not likely." SM told them. "All the orchards are about an hour south." So I sold them the other basket. It worked out great. One basket of peaches is about all I want to handle in one weekend. One basket made 2 batches.
SM is heading back into SC on Wednesday so he's under orders to buy me a basket once a week until I say stop or until the season is done.