Thursday, September 10, 2009

Shortly after moving here last fall I was at Enrichment and they asked everyone who had done any canning recently to raise their hand. I am not joking when I say I was the only one not raising my hand. Believe me, home canning and storage is alive and well here in Meridian, ID. After attempting to grow a garden I knew it was time to take the next big step. With the help of my expert-in-all-things friend Michelle, I learned how to can salsa along with another friend Amy. Look at all this gorgeous home-grown produce (I only contributed a few tomatoes, the rest is from Amy and another friend Malia's gardens.)

This was a major production and it took up most of the day, as well as every inch of my kitchen island.

The finished product; 40 beautiful bottles of delicious salsa to be enjoyed all year long.

While it was a lot of work I thought it was really fun and am excited to try it again!
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Alisa said...

It looks great and I'm sure it will be worth all of the hard work! I keep meaning to can peaches....there's nothing quite as good as home canned peaches....I haven't found the time to in years, though! Congrats on the salsa- now you can raise your hand, too! And, by the way, I love reading your blog- and I love your sense of humor! It's so fun to read it and hear it again!

heather said...

yeah for you!!! I wouldn't have been raising my hand either! what a big accomplishment