Garden Veggies

I have had a vegetable garden for several years now. Though I have a small space for a garden, I LOVE having fresh vegetables in the Summer and Fall.   This year I planted ingredients for salsa (since I am out of the stuff I made 2 years ago).   As well as a few other things.

Planted this year:

Tomatoes, Peppers, Hot Peppers, Onions, zucchini, cucumbers, lettuce, beets, basil, cilantro, oregano, parsley, sage, lavender, rosemary & Mint.

My Peppers and Zucchini have not been doing well so far this year.   I have gotten a few hot peppers, but no regular ones(the plants don’t even have blooms).  And One zucchini so far (though I see 2 more little ones growing)  But the rest of my garden is thriving!

Today I mixed up my first batch of salsa.  A couple of years ago I experimented with several recipes, and found a fabulous combination.  Here is my recipe for Spicy Salsa:

Jill’s Spicy Salsa Recipe

  • 15-20 medium sized tomatoes (tennis ball size)
  • 3 large green peppers (softball size)
  • 4 jalapeno peppers
  • 3 medium onions (tennis ball size)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • sm bunch basil (about 1/4 cup chopped)
  • med bunch cilantro (about 1/2 cup chopped)

Chop all Ingredients and add to a pot.  Add a little salt.  Simmer on stove over medium low heat for 30 minutes or so.  Taste as you go, you may need to add a sprinkle of sugar to sweeten it up a bit.

Pour into pint jars while hot, and they will typically self seal.