I admit I was a little late embracing apple season. By the time I finally made it out to Linvilla Orchards, pick-your-own season had just ended. Luckily, they still had plenty of apples. I bought a big box of “seconds” – apples with slight blemishes that are still great for cooking and half the price! The thought of peeling, coring and slicing all of those … Continue reading Homemade Applesauce – it’s not too late!
I love salsa, and jalapenos, and luckily my CSA has been giving me plenty of both. My salsa is a combination of a few recipes from the classic Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving, a basic encyclopedia of home canning. Jalapeno Salsa makes 4 pints 5 cups chopped tomatoes 3 cups chopped jalapeno peppers, unseeded 3/4 c. chopped white onions 1 cup white vinegar 5 … Continue reading Jalapeno Salsa
Since my various heirloom tomato plants have all decided this year to either get the blight or under-produce, I ordered 20 pounds of roma tomatoes from the Lancaster Farm Fresh CSA for canning. They arrived with the rest of my CSA delivery, in a very strong box. Growing up in Indiana, a least a couple of Saturdays a year were spent over the hot stove, … Continue reading Canning Tomatoes