Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Everybody Salsa!

I'm in the middle of a salsa frenzy. Of course I was very nearly two tomatoes short of a full batch but then I remembered another tomato plant hiding out in one of the gardens. So I barely squeaked by for this batch.

I think salsa in the jar is so pretty.

Of course I don't have enough onions so I went on down to the produce auction. I just love going to the auction. I got some good deals on these peppers and onions.

ProLife Tip: Don't ever pay $25 for a basket of tomatoes or peppers.

But what really capture my attention was the two gals who bid each other up to the final sales price of $25 for a basket of tomatoes. TOMATOES! Sure they were the big orange ones.... but $25?!?! And yes that is in US Dollars. Then I very nearly passed out when they big each other up again over peppers - the price on that peck was $17.

They were very happy with their victory over each other but the rest of us just stood back, agog.

I paid $5 a peck basket and I thought that was too much.

I barely made a dent in the sweet peppers I bought and since I'm now between pickings of tomatoes I went to the auction again. I scored some super Romas for just $5/basket.

Got the grill going? Just add some veg and make salsa - it's as easy as pie!

Altho I never ad-lib my canning recipes I do love to make fresh salsa based on this recipe from Steven Raichlen's "chiltomate" grilled salsa. I had the grill going anyway as I was roasting corn to put in the freezer. Making fresh salsa is as easy as grilling some veg and then giving it a whirl in the blender....and then I added some grilled corn and it was out of this world.

And now... everybody salsa!  Are you in a canning frenzy?


MT Dreamer said...

Well that was a good auction day for the farmer that brought those tomatoes and peppers to the auction! Must have been city folk bidding on that stuff! Ha!

Vera said...

I should be 'in canning frenzy' but am doing other things today! Tomorrow..back to the frenzy!!!

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