A change from bugs and cats! The other day, I made "garden patch salsa" with stuff from my own garden. I like having homemade salsa in the winter months when the tomatoes in the grocery store taste like styrofoam.
This summer was so hot and dry, I managed to grow poblano peppers for the first time! And the jalapeno and serrano peppers are doing great too. My friend Pierre gave me some amazing Hungarian wax peppers too.
The macro lens works on tomatoes!
Tomatoes, peppers, onions, carrots, zucchini, cilantro, parsley, oregano and garlic, all into the pot. I substituted fresh cilantro for half the fresh oregano. I grew the herbs and garlic in my garden too.
I cooked it down for about half an hour.
Next it went into jars.
Then into the canner for hot water processing. Because the recipe contains enough acid in the form of vinegar, it's safe to process it in hot water. Here's the recipe if you're interested.
And yes, I:m sneaking in a couple more "bug on sunflower" shots from Friday!
I've been busy bottling honey. I got 50 kg (110 lbs) in jars in the past 24 hours, with lots more to come. Thank you bees!