Tomatoes and Peppers coming out of my Ears

We all know what its like when our gardens take on a life of their own. We all want our gardens to be productive. All are vegetables to be oh so delish and plentiful. But my tomato plants have gone nuts. I have more tomatoes than I can, put up at one time. The peppers at the farm are coming in faster than I can get there. So I guess I will be making alot of Sweet Pepper Salsa to use the tomatoes and the peppers.

I hope ya’ll try this recipe and let me know what you think. I think I will enter this in the fair this year and I will let ya’ll know how it goes.

Sweet Pepper and Tomato Salsa:

7 cups chopped,seed and cored tomatoes

1 1/2 cups red pepper seeded and chopped

1 1/2 cups yellow pepper seeded and chopped

2/3 cup chopped sweet onion

2 cloves garlic finely minced

2 tbsp chopped parsley or cilantro

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 cup vinegar

2 or more drops bottled hot sauce optional ( the amount depends on how much heat you enjoy)

Combine all the ingredients in a large stock pot.Stir the mixture and bring to a boil; then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Carefully ladle the hot salsa into hot jars; leave a 1/4 inch headspace. Remove air from jars.Wipe down the rims of the jars. Seal. Process in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes. Remove the jars and let cool for at least 12 hours. Check to ensure the jars are sealed. Makes about 5 pints.