Saturday, September 20, 2008

How can I get famous? and Peach Salsa

You guys, I just found this whole huge list of food blogs and this one lady, she's totally famous because she decided to cook in her crockpot for 365 days straight. So now she's famous. I was thinking, what should I make or cook or do 365 days in row that would make me famous? Because I want to be. Bad. Maybe I should make a different jam a day. Or smoothies? Salad dressings? Desserts? Halloween decorations?
Also, here's a recipe for peach salsa that we've been making and canning the past two weeks. Cam does most the work and I sit at the table and watch. It's good. Really good.

6 cups peaches -- diced
1 1/4 cups red onion -- chopped
4 jalapeno peppers -- chopped
1 red bell pepper -- chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro -- loosely packed
1/2 cup white vinegar
2 tablespoons honey -- or sugar
3 cloves garlic -- finely chopped
2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne

Cut all these up and put in a pot. We tripled our recipe the last time we made it and it barely fit in our big big pot. We also used a food processor that we found in a cupboard that we both forgot we had. Our neighbor gave it to us and we'd never used it. The first time we made the salsa we did A LOT of chopping and it took like fifty hours but I liked the consistency a bit better. And it wasn't really fifty hours because it was only like an hour but I was nine point eight months pregnant and tired.
Cam recommends gloves when chopping.

Simmer for 5 minutes. Pack into hot jars and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes (0-1000 ft.), 15 minutes (1001-6000 ft.), and 20 minutes (above 6000 ft.).

What it looks like before you put it in bottles:

another picture. because I have it.


Tolly and Lennon said...

365 days in a crock pot? Augh.

Hmmm, maybe if not crock pot meals, you could write a book or something.

I will try this recipe.

Hawke said...

Looks good. I am going to try it out. I love sweet salsas. How spicy is it?

Megan said...

Crock pot 365 days in a row? hhmmm...I could really get in to something like that.
Ok- That salsa looks good and guess what? I learned how to bottle this week. Yea! So this really could happen for me. But B hates sweet salsas. How much does one single batch make? ps- Cute for neighborhood Christmas gifts too, no?

Panooch said...

To get famous you should try writing a young adult novel. The salsa looks dang good.

Ann Dee said...

You guys, I wrote a young adult novel (you guys didn't know? Weird) and I didn't get famous. Sooooooooooo

Umm, this is spicy depending on how many jalapeno seeds you put in. The first time we made it we put the seeds from just one in and when we tasted it, it was smoking hot but the next day it was perfect. With the triple batch we improvised with the ingredients we had. We only had eight jalapenos (supposed to have 12) so we put in a lot of seeds plus added more bell peppers to compensate. You can make it as hot as you want.