My fingers are burning but I feel waaay better

Okay, so I made that disaster salsa, and told myself I’d not do anything else when I got home (I had to go out for a bit at 7:30).  when I came home at 9:30, I looked at the pile of corn on the cob, and figured I’d probably not have too much trouble making the corn salsa I planned.

You know what, for once in a very long time, I was right!

In fact, if it wasn’t for the fact that I decided to put all the jars in the dishwasher (a full dishwasher with 4 dozen jars in it) I would have been done earlier.  But at least the dishwasher sterilized the jars.

It was a brilliantly simple recipe.  Cook the dozen ears of corn, and clean it from the cob.  Boil some vinegar, sugar, cumin and salt.  Add the tomatoes (5 Lb, diced but NOT peeled), one big onion, one green pepper, two garlic cloves and some jalapeno along with the corn.  Bring to a boil and cook for a whopping 5 minutes.  Then add cilantro, put in jars and process.  Easy.

I got 9 full pint jars and about 1/2of  a tenth.  I have been eating from that  final jar. It’s a little sweeter than I expected, but great.

Corn salsa on the left (obviously) and botulism onion salsa on the right.

The only problem for me is that I didn’t put on the gloves when I cut up the jalapenos, and my fingers are burning.

Other than that… perfect end to a less than perfect canning day.


About danmalleck

Medical historian and jack-of-all-trades curmudgeon. I tend to ramble about politics, social incivility, and our self-centred culture more interested in buying the next cool ringtone or LED TV than actively engaging in the sorts of discussions and issues that matter. The more opportunity we have to buy more stuff, the less concern there is, it seems, in politics, social justice and let's face it, basic human decency, unless those things actually can save us money or get us more things to show how awesome we are through displaying our material wealth. And I like to brew beer, make cheese, and put food in jars.
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