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When your garden is overflowing with tomatoes, make some of this yummy salsa for the freezer. Most salsas don't freeze well, but this one was created for the freezer.


7 lbs. fresh tomatoes

3 cups seeded, chopped chile peppers, such as *anaheim or *poblano

1/2 cup seeded, finely chopped jalapeno, or *serrano chiles

2 cups chopped onion

5 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/2 cup vinegar

1 Tbs. sugar

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper


Peel, seed and coarsely chop tomatoes. Place tomatoes in a large colander and drain for 30 minutes. Place drained tomatoes in a large kettle and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes or until thickened. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and place kettle in a sink filled with ice water to cool quickly. When cool, spoon into freezer-proof containers, leaving 1/2 inch head space. Will freeze for up to 6 months, makes 4 pints.


*** Anaheim - a long (4 to 7 inches ) light green chile with a mild flavor. They are sold fresh or in cans, whole or diced.

*** Poblano - mild to fairly pungent, wedge-shaped, dark green pepper witha thick, leathery skin. This chile is highly regarded for its flavor complexity.

*** Serrano - slightly smaller than jalapenos ( 1 1/2 to 3 inches long ) , this light green chile is very hot but has excellent flavor. Remove the stems and seeds inside to reduce the heat.



Enjoy ! O-Lay !






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Be very careful when buying tomatoes, if you want to really eat tomatoes. I get the following information from a professional that grows tomatoes to sells them.


NEVER take the biggest ones, the ones that are uniformly red. Tomatoes get a lot of spray treatment (hormones, and so on...) to be beautiful and stay beautiful until you buy it, forget it in your frigde and remember after a week that you have tomatoes. Don't worry, they will be still beautiful, like plastic.


The smallest tomatoes, not uniformly red are coming from the place where the spray machines can't reach well.


Here a link, it is one example, but it you google a bit, you will find a lot more and understand (if you don't know it yet) what the poor baby tomatoes endured until it became this huge red ball that super-market call tomatoes.



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