I made Salsa with my tomatoes from the Farmer's Market from last weekend. They needed to be used and I was going to leave for the Texas Shop Hop. And I knew Frank would not use them and they would be rotten by the time I got back.
So I used some of the mason jars I bought for the Sweet Basil Jelly (since I had no basil yet) and canned some salsa in a hot water bath.
This picture is my salsa sitting by one of my bay trees. Since they went into the ground the bays have grown at least a foot but maybe closer to 18 inches. They just needed a place to live! Bays are actually Grecian Laurels but are also called Sweet Bay Trees. They grow to 35 feet but will trim nicely into a hedge if you like that. Mine will be a two bush hedge.
I need about 2 cups of fresh basil. If you have some extra basil I would trade that for some of the Sweet Basil Jelly! I thought I had a basil bush, but I have oregano, rosemary, thyme, mint and lemon balm. Lots of oregano..........