Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Rules of Relinquishment...and a few recipes!

Sermon to me-self😐 
Sometimes, even though being busy is a blessing, 
I miss some things that didn't happen this year...
(Somehow the end of August always feels like the end of summer) very happy with all the 'summer' sealed in jars though!

This is Veggie Soup, Salsa(recipe below) 

Don’t hold too tight; put up a fight but only where it counts
The law and order of life’s rites of passage do not shift
Be humbly grateful for the mist that falls from Mercy’s founts
For every single day, to one and all is but a gift

Don’t mourn too long sweet summer’s song of days bound into sheaf
Or hunger for much younger feet and lips, to dance and sing
Don’t hate the pace of meeker grace, or face refined by grief
For kinder those near winter than those who’ve known only Spring

Don’t ache for what Time takes but rather praise God for its More
No matter whether rich or poor, Time treats each one the same
It never leaves us younger than we were the day before
And when our numbered days are spent we go from whence we came

Don't wallow in regret but set your eyes toward what waits
And where the clock ran out on dreams that never did come true
Don't cry, but try to cherish fully life's present estates
Because before we know it This will fall prey to time too

© Janet Martin

Salsa Recipe
20-24 cups peeled chopped tomatoes(scald tomatoes for easy peeling)
8 cups chopped green peppers(or green and red mixed)
6 cups chopped onion
1 jalapeño pepper (remove seeds for milder salsa)
1 garlic bulb
2 tbsp. salt
1-1/3 cups white vinegar
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar (optional)

Chop tomatoes and green peppers by hand
Coarsely chop onions with food processor
Section and peel garlic cloves 
(quick way to peel them is to press clove hard with a glass and peeling falls away)
Chop garlic and jalapeño finely in food processor or slap-chopper

Mix all ingred.and bring to boil slowly to avoid burning.
Simmer for two hours or until thick.
(1-369ML can of tomato paste helps to thicken it more quickly)

Put in jars then into canner. Bring to boil and steam for 15 min.


  1. Ohh I’m so impressed with your canning- thanks for the recipe and the poem was great too!

    1. thank-you Trish! busy best times. I would've shared the veggie soup recipe too but it's sort of just whatever I throw together:)


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