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.