Fall is here – And it’s time to really rake in the harvest. Don’t give up on your farmers markets and produce stands, there are tons of seasonal fruits and veggies ready to fill your pantry, freezer and tables. Gathering the last of the harvest in the fall months leaves window sills, tables and baskets full of tomatoes, squash, pumpkin, peppers, beets, apples and sweet potatoes. These wonderful yummy foods sit waiting to be put to good use. You’re left with so much fresh food and so little time.
If you planted a garden this year then your neighbors get to share in the excess and you send it home with anyone who dares to come near the door. All your labor of the spring and long hot summer has finally paid off in abundance. Now, what do you do with everything you have left?
Well, now is the time to save some serious money and stock up. There are so many dishes to be made from these wonderful fall veggies and fruits. This week I’m going to be highlighting some different options each day to consider. Let’s start with one of my favorites!
I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love fresh salsa. Use yellow, red or green peppers finely diced along with onions and garlic to create your own salsa. Depending on the peppers you have planted you can make a Mexican salsa with jalepenos as well as a simple tomato salsa. I love to toss some avocado in the mix for the creamy flavor.
If you have harvested peaches or apple, you can even make a salsa with these items. Sweet fruit salsas are amazing as a garnish for chicken. Toast up tortillas with some cinnamon sugar and you won’t be disappointed with a healthy dessert of fruit salsa.
If you choose to can salsa (which I highly recommend) make sure you follow a recipe and can appropriately for safety.
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