|Hot Lemon Peppers in the lower left corner and Tabasco Peppers in the right half of the picture|
The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet by Joni Marie Newman. I made the burgers earlier this summer and threw a couple in my freezer. I put some of my Bread and Butter Jalapenos on the burger and MAN OH MAN! It was one good burger. I think my Bread and Butter Jalapenos are a complete success. Thank you, Darlene!!! (My canning mentor!) They are a bit spicy, but not too hot and oh so yummy! I'll be making these every year.
Bruschetta in a Jar. The link is to the basic recipe, but the directions I followed (via Darlene, of course) are a bit different. Just before I made this, another poster in our Yahoo! canning group said that one of her jars broke in the hot water bath. Darlene thought it was because she didn't use hot tomatoes, but packed the jars with room temperature tomatoes. Needless to say, I followed Darlene's recipe.
Bruschetta in a Jar
Makes about 7 half pint jars (8 ounces)
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup white wine vinegar (I used red wine vinegar)
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp dried basil (I used about 1/4 cup of fresh basil, chopped)
2 tbsp dried oregano (I used 2 tbsp fresh oregano chopped, and 1 tbsp dried oregano)
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
9 cups chopped cored plum tomatoes
Combine all ingredients, except tomatoes, in a non reactive pan. Bring to a boil. Add tomatoes. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon, pack tomatoes into hot jars leaving a generous 3/4 inch headspace. Ladle hot vinegar mixture into jar to cover tomatoes, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot liquid. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Screw band down tightly until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip tight. Process 20 minutes in a BWB.
I got exactly 7 half pint jars from my batch.
So are you wondering what my stupid move was this week? I inadvertently deleted my blog. :::gasp::: I was trying to consolidate a Google account, since I had to make one for my android phone. I deleted an old account not realizing that it controlled my blog. So, when I deleted my Google account, I deleted my blog. I think I did that on Thursday, maybe Wednesday. I discovered it yesterday. Yes, it did send me into a panic, but luckily, I was able to restore both my account and my blog. :::whew!!!::: Needless to say, I'll be a bit more careful in the future. :::shakin' mah head:::
|Kobe, looking disgusted but tolerant|
|Jordan, equally distressed, but also tolerant|