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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #210 on: May 17, 2020, 03:49:36 PM »
Here is my salsa recipe. I also put it on the recipe forum......my kids and grand kids love this....

Hotsy Totsy Salsa

4 cups tomato puree or diced tomatoes
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced peppers
3 TBS white Vinegar
1 TBS minced garlic
2 tsp dried parsley
2 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp dried oregano

If you eat this raw it is fine the way it is. If you cook and can it then you need to start with more tomatoes and cook them down to the thickness you want. Then measure out the 4 cups after cooking.

I put in the measurements for the onions and peppers. But after measuring out the tomatoes, I just keep adding till it looks to be the right amount w/o measuring.

Not everyone in my family likes hot food. So I don't add it. They can add hot sauce before they eat it. Or you can add Jalapeno peppers to get it as hot as you want.

I can this in a pressure cooker to be safe.

This recipe can also be used for green tomatoes in the fall when you have to pick them all. Usually raw not canned.


So what do you mean about using more tomatoes to can it?  To boil off the water and end up with more actual tomato so it is not so runny?  SO 6 cups of tomatos?    Another question.  So you use green tomatoes and make this salsa out of them?   That sounds great.  Thanks Ken this sounds great. 

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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #211 on: May 17, 2020, 05:23:11 PM »
Yes......Actually I use a tomato machine to run them through which removes the skins and seeds. It's called a Squeezo.....works slick when you have lots of tomatoes. I then boil the tomato sauce till it's the thickness I want. Measure out the 4 cups or more for larger batches. What ever is left I can as tomato sauce.

http://www.squeezostrainer.com/

Green tomato salsa....I just chop up the tomatoes ans make fresh salsa.

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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #212 on: May 17, 2020, 07:03:09 PM »
Those things are quite spendy. 

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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #213 on: May 18, 2020, 08:34:15 AM »
Yeah.....that's not the one I have. Just an example. The one I have is plastic except for the sieves the sauce goes through which are metal. I wouldn't pay over $200 for one.
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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #214 on: May 18, 2020, 08:39:41 AM »
I can't wait to try your salsa with green tomatoes. 

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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #215 on: May 18, 2020, 12:00:24 PM »
Seems like a real timesaver but we like our canned tomatoes and salsa "chunky". Am I right on thinking this would be more of a pureed consistency?

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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #216 on: May 18, 2020, 02:52:20 PM »
Same here Roony.

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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #217 on: May 18, 2020, 04:44:32 PM »
Made the wife some raised garden boxes on the hill side. Hope it reduces the amount of weeds we’ll need to fight this year. I made them so we can wrap netting or chicken wire around them to keep the wild bunnies from nibbling.
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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #218 on: May 18, 2020, 05:22:10 PM »
When I use this recipe for fresh salsa it is chunky. Just chop everything up, add spices, put in the fridge to let flavors meld and eat it. If I can it, it is with tomato puree and chunky onions and peppers. I would think canning with chunky tomatoes would be fine.
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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #219 on: May 18, 2020, 05:33:26 PM »
I have also used this recipe for green tomato salsa. It's good also and makes a smaller batch to eat faster. My grand daughter likes making this one in the fall with green tomatoes. Again onions and peppers as much as you want.  Add hot sauce or Jalapeno's

2 lbs green tomatoes.....chopped
1 onion chopped
1 pepper chopped
3 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1 Tbs olive oil
3 Tbs water
1 tsp sugar
1 TBS lemon or lime juice
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #220 on: May 18, 2020, 07:17:20 PM »
Thanks Ken.  I will print it out.  Nice to use green tomatoes up. 

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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #221 on: May 18, 2020, 08:38:52 PM »
That's what I thought. Usually have plenty of green ones to experiment with. Even being skeptical.....it turned put surprisingly good.

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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #222 on: May 19, 2020, 06:36:37 PM »
just got my first batch of asparagus!!!!  so happy to have it and most will be grilled!!!!!   oh happy eating!! 
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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #223 on: May 19, 2020, 07:06:00 PM »
We are just getting our first warm days so hoping our asparagus will fire up.

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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #224 on: May 19, 2020, 07:13:03 PM »
We are just getting our first warm days so hoping our asparagus will fire up.
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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #225 on: May 19, 2020, 07:14:00 PM »
Warmer up there than down here.

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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #226 on: May 19, 2020, 07:43:47 PM »
Wind has gone down and it is 72 here now.  Was never real humid so was a nice day.  Windy as heck earlier.

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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #227 on: May 20, 2020, 07:08:12 PM »
What other gardening websites do you guys regularly visit?

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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #228 on: May 20, 2020, 08:49:57 PM »
What other gardening websites do you guys regularly visit?
personally I don't go to gardening websites. Guess I didn't know they existed. I usually just Google something if I am looking for information.
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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #229 on: May 20, 2020, 09:45:36 PM »
Yeah I do that also. But it would be nice to find other discussions like on here'

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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #230 on: May 21, 2020, 04:56:30 PM »
I do go here......https://davesgarden.com/

Especially to the Products and Sources page to check on reviews of seed companies and plant sources. Just about every company that sells and ships is listed there. Some get some pretty bad reviews.

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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #231 on: May 21, 2020, 05:24:01 PM »
I planted radishes in our Earthbox on the deck on Sat.  They popped up today.  FUN!  Never planted them before.  Only 4th year gardening I think.  Getting better every year. 

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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #232 on: May 21, 2020, 05:54:39 PM »
I planted radishes in our Earthbox on the deck on Sat.  They popped up today.  FUN!  Never planted them before.  Only 4th year gardening I think.  Getting better every year.

fresh radishes are the best!!!!   :happy1:
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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #233 on: May 23, 2020, 10:21:40 PM »
Don't garden much anymore... Go Nort fishing instead.   

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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #234 on: Yesterday at 04:31:44 PM »
HEY BOOBER.... Got that garden weeded yet. :rotflmao: mine is along with the horseradish patch and rubarb/ winter onion patch. Even gave some rubarb to the neighbor lady that I get along with!! :happy1:

Man those green beans sure popped out of the ground the past 2 days. All my stuff is up except the radishes I planted Friday night. :happy1:
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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #235 on: Yesterday at 04:55:59 PM »
I had some radishes out of the garden tonight...they were dang good!
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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #236 on: Yesterday at 06:13:50 PM »
HEY BOOBER.... Got that garden weeded yet. :rotflmao: mine is along with the horseradish patch and rubarb/ winter onion patch. Even gave some rubarb to the neighbor lady that I get along with!! :happy1:

Man those green beans sure popped out of the ground the past 2 days. All my stuff is up except the radishes I planted Friday night. :happy1:
Sure did, used a hoe. Being the first year the grass just keeps popping up. Kinda bugs me tho,  some tops of the trees are blocking the sun so hope this all works out..

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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #237 on: Yesterday at 07:01:50 PM »
How much sun does it get during the day?!??  When it's 80-90 degrees for a week straight, it won't be a bad thing. Especially those vine plants.
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Re: 2020 gardens......
« Reply #238 on: Yesterday at 08:44:15 PM »
I had some radishes out of the garden tonight...they were dang good!

Just had some meself. The scarlet globes were very sweet without a lot of firepower. The white globes were smaller & as sweet but they got your attention after a few seconds.  :happy1:
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