Kats’ Kitchen

Peach Salsa — AND MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!!! October 1, 2011

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I canned some peach salsa last week and it turned out GREAT!  I love the sweetness of the peaches with the heat of the jalapenos.  The only thing I would change about this the next time I make it is to hold off with the cayenne pepper until it simmers for a while.  I’ll then taste it to see if it needs any more heat.  As mentioned before I don’t like a ton of heat in my food.  This salsa has a nice kick, probably perfect for most people, for me, just slightly too much, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to go to waste!  I’m sure I will be going through my cans quickly and wishing I made more as my cabinet sits empty of peach salsa in the middle of winter.

I found the recipe in a canning book called Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving I grabbed from the library one day.

Peach Salsa

1/2 cup white vinegar

6 cups chopped pitted peeled peaches

1 1/4 cups chopped red onion

4 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped

1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1/2 cup loosely packed finely chopped cilantro

2 T liquid honey

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

In large stainless steel sauce pan combine all ingredients.  Bring to a boil over-medium-high heat, stirring contantly.  Reduce heat and b oil gently, stirring frequently, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.

Ladle hot salsa into hot jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.  Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if nhecessary, by adding hot salsa.  Wipe rim.  Center lid on jar.  Screw band down until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip-tight.

Place jars in canner, ensuring they are completely covered with water.  Bring to a boil and process for 15 minutes.  Remove canner lid.  Wait 5 minutes, then remove jars, cool and store.

Recipe from Ball COmplete Book of Home Preserving

And I didn’t forget about the giveway!  As you may not know, I get an average of about 100 views a day.  Not a ton, but enough for me.  I know there are a TON of food blogs out there.  Some MUCH better than mine some at the same level as mine :)  Anyway, looking at the 100 views, I don’t get very many comments, maybe 1 at the most lately…hmmm…not liking that so much.  I would LOVE to hear from you, meet those who read my blog (unles people get kicked to my blog by accident, so I don’t have as many readers as I think…)  So, if you would like to win a jar of this wonderful PEACH SALSA, leave a comment, say hi, tell me where you’re from, let me know how you found out about my blog.  If you don’t want to share too much info with me and just want to say “hi, I’d love to win a jar of salsa” that is fine too!  I’ll give ya a week!  Next Saturday, I’ll figure out how to randomly choose one of my lovely readers and post the winner.  Then all you’ll have to do is e-mail me your home address, if you’re ok with it, and I will mail you a FREE jar of Peach Salsa with NO shipping charge!  (And if you live close enough, I’ll personally deliver it.)  Can’t get better than that!  Can’t wait to see who wins!

If you win, here is one of my fav ways to use a fruit salsa, besides eating them on chips.  Fruit and Brie Quesadillas!


11 Responses to “Peach Salsa — AND MY FIRST GIVEAWAY!!!”

  1. Rachael Says:

    I think I got connected to your blog through Amy L through her blog Amy’s Ailments. I grew up in South Holland, IL, but now live with my family in N. Georgia just over the border from Chattanooga, TN. I’d LOVE to try some of your salsa. I can easily get some good peaches in this area of the country, so I may just have to can some of this stuff. But I think I’d be the only one eating it since my husband isn’t a fan of it and I’m not sure if my boys would like it or not. But I LOVE it. Thanks for your posts.

  2. Bobbi Says:

    Hey Stacie! 100 views a day!! I think that is pretty good! You know I LOVE to read your blog! I was introduced to it by my mom-in-law who is friends with your mom, she would talk about it once in a while and I wanted to check out what this blogging thing was all about~ really had never heard of it before-yep, old school….. Anyways. I am enjoying going back to all your old posts and making things, and….reminding you of them! I WILL be finally making the graham crackers this week, that is my goal! Fun give-away! This salsa IS great, Stacie so willingly gave me a jar~ I ate about half of it today! I put the rest aside for my husband to try……hope to make it sometime myself! (I should try the Brie recipe, honestly, I don’t think I have ever eaten it!)


    Hey Kat,

    I love the e-mails I receive from you. My son and I can not wait to try out your bread recipes posted a few weeks ago. WE would love to win a jar of your peach salsa. Keep the e-mails coming.

    Heather from Massachusetts

  4. Karen Says:

    Hi! I enjoy reading your blog and your peach salsa looks awesome. I live in Ohio, I like to quilt, and I do some canning.

  5. Joy Blocker Says:

    Hi Stacie!
    Thanks for sharing such great recipes! I love peach salsa but I don’t know if I qualify to win a jar since I’m a relative! :)
    Aunt Joy

  6. Hi Stacie, I’m new to your blog and just subscribed to your email. I’m from Jacksonville FL and it’s nice to meet you. I love peaches and wish I new how to can and preserve fruits and vegetables, especially in this economy. And I’m also getting tired of all the chemicals and preservatives in all the food. I’d love to try your fruit salsa. It sounds wonderful!

    Thanks for letting me enter. I hope you’ll stop by and visit me sometime.
    Hugs…Tracy :)

  7. jenna Says:

    Atlanta Ga…would love to sample your peach salsa!
    Can not remember how I found your blog but I do enjoy it so keep up the great work!

  8. Britt T. Says:

    Hi, cool giveaway. Just found your blog, and I have to say it’s pretty good! Count me in please.


  9. Cindy A. Says:

    Hi Stacie! My name is Cindy and I live in East Tennessee. I just found your blog by searching for salsa recipes. I’ve never tried peach salsa, but it definitely sounds tasty! Thank you so very much for giving us the chance to win such a yummy and generous giveaway. :)

    I now follow you via Yahoo reader and email.


  10. Jordan Says:

    I think it’s great that you’re blogging. I feel like I could never get that many views so I just don’t bother. I stumbled across your blog randomly and I enjoy it! Awesome giveaway. My name is Jordan and I’m from Rhode Island, by the way :)


  11. Stephanie Says:

    So…you’ll just have to save me a jar for next time I’m home:)
    your sis!

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