Saturday, September 26, 2009

Salsa for Winter...

I had the afternoon to myself so I decided to be a bit constructive and can some salsa. This is a wonderful recipe for Smoked Pepper Salsa. I don't remember where I got it. I used to make it often. We love salsa!

12 or more chipotle peppers
6 lbs. canned diced tomatoes
whole bulb garlic
2 med onions
half bunch green onions
3 fresh jalapenos
4 tablespoons cumin
6 teaspoons oregano
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons kosher salt
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/4 cups white vinegar

Soak chile's in boiling water till soft, chop. (I used almost a whole 7oz. can of La Costena Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce because I couldn't find dried peppers today). Saute vegetables, add spices and tomatoes that have been chopped in a food processor. I left a couple cans as is when opened so it would be a bit chunky. Simmer 1 hour. Add vinegar. Simmer another hour. Can per directions for tomato products. (Water bath for 10 minutes)
I had a some tonight on a Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burger and some tortilla chips. Excellent!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Back to the ole Gansey....

Making some headway with my 'Kinsale'. An Alice Starmore Gansey. I didn't want to set in the sleeves so I did the math to pick up stitches at the shoulder. With a size 2 needle no matter how much I work on this it seems to take a long time to see some knitting done. It's knit with Rowan Wool/Cotton.
I WILL wear it this winter!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Bread Wrap

If you're a bread baker you just might need a nice Bread Basket Liner for your bread. It's a great pattern by Kellelynne Hedberg Riley, (Ravelry links) easy and fun to knit too. It's knit with Elann's cotton/linen yarn called Callista. It's shown here keeping cozy a homemade loaf of wheat/flax bread.