Although putting by the garden produce was once a necessity of life (you couldn't buy canned goods easily), home canning is now seeing a revival because it allows the cook to control the kinds of ingredients that go into the recipe. Although it can be time-consuming, I feel part of a process where I can see clear results -- the fruits of my labor.
Creating of any kind brings that same sense of fulfillment. Perhaps that is one reason there has been such a revival of anything handmade. And, even if you don't make the item yourself, there is a greater sense of enjoyment knowing the ideas, design, work and effort that went into creating that one-of-a-kind item by the hand-crafting of the artisan you buy from.
The Boomers and Beyond Etsy Street Team is comprised of so many talented artists! With the theme of enjoying a little salsa, check out these amazing handmade items you can own -- the fruits of their labors. . . .
|Red Green Yellow Fine Viscose Felt by Sassalyne|
|Hand Crochet Multi Colored Neckwarmer by TheSlipStitch|
|Red Tulip Original 12 x 12 inch painting by THE BLUE HERON STUDIO|
|Fused Glass Heart Magnet by Chris1|
|Pathway Original Watercolor by sixsisters|
|Red Textured Serving Plate by artsielady|
|Red Jasper Pendant with copper tree trunk by yarrow1|
|The First Allessandra bag ... roomy, fashionable and fun by scottieacres|
|Burnt Orange Long Scarf by stitchesbyjulie|
|Lampwork Disc Bead by SusanLambert|
|Necklace red coral and silver tassel by PixieMarket|
|Marbled Alchemy Business Card Holder by Kimbuktu|
|Raspberry Flower Focal with Button Center by ZudaGay|
|Native American Beaded Earrings by jstinson|
I hope you enjoyed the salsa selections from the Bbest Team. Now, for the recipe I promised:
Canned Chili Salsa
1 lb. onions, chopped
2 lbs. anaheim chili peppers
5 lbs. fresh tomatoes
3 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 cup white vinegar
Peel the fresh peppers by roasting in a 400 degree oven until they blister to loosen the skins. Discard the seeds and chop the peppers. Wash the tomatoes and dip for 30-60 seconds in boiling water to loosen the skins. Dip in cold water, slip off the skins, and remove the cores. Coarsely chop the tomatoes and combine all the ingredients in a large saucepan. heat to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Fill sterilized pint jars, leaving 1/2" head space. Adjust the lids and process in a boiling water bath for 19 minutes at 4,001-6,000 feet altitude; 21 minutes at 6,001-8,000 feet altitude. Remove from the hot water and set out of a draft for 24 hours before moving to assure sealing.