Success is not final, failure is not fatal - it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Sir Winston Churchill

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Green tomato salsa

We have had SO MUCH rain lately and I was worried about the tomatoes rotting on the vines. A lot of them were starting to split, so I decided to pick them and turn them into green tomato salsa. Never made it before, but thought I would give it a try.
Bei uns hat es in letzter Zeit extrem viel geregnet und ich habe mir um meine Tomaetchen Sorgen gemacht. Viele sind geplatzt und ich hatte Angst, dass sie mir verrotten. Also habe ich sie gruen gepflueckt und gruene Tomaten Salsa daraus gemacht. War mein erster Versuch, mal sehen wie sie schmeckt.This is what the salsa looks like....
So sieht die Salsa aus...

Here's the recipe:
4 cups chopped green tomatoes
2 cups chopped, seeded sweet pepper (banana, red bell)
1 cup chopped, seeded jalapenos (I didn't seed mine, since we like hot salsa)
1 cup chopped onion
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
3 cloves crushed garlic
I also added cilantro because we like the taste.
Chop all ingredients and place in saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Pour salsa in hot jars, seal and water bath for 30 minutes.
Mine was a double batch since I had a lot of green tomatoes.
It was also time to bake bread again, this time a sunflower seed bread.
Es war auch wieder Zeit Brot zu backen, dieses mal eines mit Sonnenblumenkernen.

3/4 cup sourdogh starter
3/4 cup milk (I replaced about half of the milk with whey)
2 tbs oil
2 tbs honey
1 cup bread flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
3 tbs sunflower seeds
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp active dry yeast

This morning it was very foggy outside and the sky was gorgeous. I love foggy mornings...
Heute frueh war es richtig nebelig hier und der Himmel hat wunderschoen ausgesehen. Ich liebe Nebel in der Frueh...


  1. What beautiful colours! I love the bread, also :-)

  2. Hi Anke! You look like a wonderful bread maker. The green tomato salsa looks beautiful too!

  3. that salsa recipe looks easy and good anke! thanks for sharing it:) that bread recipe is wonderful and the pic of the bread is so mouthwatering! the foggy morning looks so pretty:) big herbal and honey hugs to you and thnaks for sharing!