One day all I find in the garden are blossoms. I return to find an apron-full of cucumbers and 4 quarts of green beans. And so harvest season begins.
The basil and cilantro are ready to pick in the herb garden and I purchased several pounds of tomatoes–a batch of homemade salsa for the canner sounds like a plan. My recipe marries the tomatoes with sweet onions, sweet peppers, fresh jalapeno or chili flakes, cilantro, a touch of basil, lime juice, cider vinegar, tomato paste, minced garlic, salt, cumin, and ground black pepper.
Looks like blanching green beans is next on my list and pickles are in my immediate future… I will be canning and “putting by” from now until after apple season. No hill for a real climber!