Canning Tomatoes to Preserve the Harvest

tomatoes-canningMy tomatoes are coming from the garden by the basket. After handing them out to neighbors, I am still left with too many to eat on my own, although I have given it a good shot. Canning tomatoes is a good way to preserve abundant harvest and it gives you the opportunity to savor your tomatoes at a future time.

Although I love tomatoes for their wonderfully delectable taste, tomatoes are also packed with nutrients. One of these is lycopene. Tomatoes contain high amounts of lycopene, an antioxidant compound that has been linked, in several scientific studies, to lower rates of prostate, lung and stomach cancer. Continue reading “Canning Tomatoes to Preserve the Harvest”

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Dinner Tonight: Salsa Recipe

I cannot wait until the tomatoes in the garden are ready… so I can make the best salsa ever! Well, at least my family thinks so. I originally found the recipe in one of the Moosewood Cookbooks and have tweaked it over the years, adding jalepeno pepper and taking away the vinegar.  It combines tomatoes, cilantro, and plenty of garlic and is best served with… everything! Use it with chips, or on top of chicken or fish, or as an accompaniment to rice, beans and fajitas!  Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Salsa Recipe”

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