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Jalapeno and Habanero Sauce

We have small raised gardens in our back yard. We plant tomatoes in one. We have a few heirloom varieties and a couple hybrid types. If you aren’t familiar with what an heirloom tomato is, it means that it isn’t a hybrid. What’s a hybrid you ask? A hybrid, tomato in this case, is bred for certain characteristics, i.e. visual appeal, disease resistance, taste, shelf life. The list goes on. Heirloom tomatoes are grown from seed that hasn’t been cross pollinated from other tomato plants. The colors typically aren’t uniform, the taste is a bit sweeter, and the shelf life is very short. Now the title of this isn’t tomato sauce because we have had a very wet summer and my tomatoes grew to fast and most of them split or rotted on the plant. Continue reading