Dear Little Jar,
You are the last bit of apricot salsa left on my pantry shelf! You have lasted 10 whole months, squeezed in between your cousins, the tomato salsa and the apricot syrup. I was thrilled to find you today and bring you up to add to the taco meat I was prepping for supper.
You started out as just an idea when Heather and I were in BC last September and saw shelves and shelves full of fruit salsas. We sampled the nectarine type and thought it might be worth creating some for ourselves. When we came home, the apricots were ready to be canned right away and after doing 14 quarts of fruit, I decided to use some of the rest and try my hand at salsa.
I couldn't find a recipe so I just modified my favourite tomato salsa recipe and went from there. Personally I find you a bit tart and think a little sugar might make you taste better. I love your orange colour though and definitely think you have a place on my list of preserving.
You'll always have a special place in my heart since you were my first non-tomato baby in this salsa making adventure that happens every summer. Thanks for turning out and for keeping in your sealed jar all winter. It's been a slice? a scoop? a blast? Whatever - I'm so glad you came into our lives - and that you will soon be ready for filling again!