A documentation of my preservation and preparation of local foods as I work through the seasons. This will serve as a reference tool for me in the future and as a sharing guide for family and friends...and anyone else interested. Hopefully, I can offer some useful methods, tips and recipes to share with everyone--be they novice or pro--and encourage them to join me in the exciting world of preserving and cooking with local foods.
Friday, September 30, 2011
V8 Juice and Tomato Chili Mix
Glad I still have plenty of tomatoes. There are a few tomato recipes I usually make for my Winter pantry--V8 juice and chili mix (not to be confused with chili sauce) I make V8 juice by juicing tomatoes; then simmering it with lots of chopped veggies added. Strain the juice and can it. Chili mix is a combination of tomatoes, onions and peppers that I use whenever I make chili. I just combine it with beef and beans--easy peasy! Note: Both mixtures are canned the same way. Bring mixture to boil, pour into hot jars & pressure can at 10 pounds pressure: pints 15 min, qts 20 min.
Daydreaming: a warm bowl of chili on a cold Winter day--mmmm!