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What are the best healthy comfort foods for Christmas?

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Top 10 Christmas Recipes

Christmas is only a week away! If you want to delight your family and friends beyond Christmas gifts under the tree, you can make them a hearty Christmas brunch or Christmas dinner of healthy comfort food.

 

Healthy comfort foods are especially appealing during the Christmas holiday because the foods add an extra coziness to a heart-warming holiday. Also healthy comfort foods can be Christmas gifts because your family and friends can eat to their hearts content without worrying about all the extra calories. The healthy comfort foods we will share with you are considered Christmas meals that will help all your family and friends slim down during the holidays. We have a list of Christmas brunch and Christmas dinner ideas you can try this year! Here are our two listings:

 

Christmas Brunch

It doesn’t matter if your family prefers Christmas Omelets or Eggs Benedict, there’s something delightful you can cook up that the whole family can enjoy. Breakfast is a mealtime that can make Christmas Day extra special because it can get the whole family in a great mood.

 

Here are some of our best Christmas brunch ideas for serving healthy comfort foods:

  1. The Ciabatta French Toast. This extra delicious French toast is moist in the inside and perfectly crunchy on the outside. It is served with Gruyere cheese, sliced apples (or your choice of fruit) and topped with Apple Maple Syrup.
  2.  The Winter Fruit Salad is a healthy and quick to make breakfast side dish.  The best Christmas fruits are apples, pears, mango and berries. Serve it on top of hot potatoes and you’re good to go.
  3. Eggs Topped over Garlic Cheddar Grits. For this to be an extra delightful breakfast, you have to serve poached eggs over the grits. The yoke on top of the grits is spectacular to the taste buds.

Don’t forget to serve coffee, orange juice, tea and buttermilk at breakfast. You’ll have the whole family as well as your friends smiling over the healthy and delicious Christmas brunch.

 

Christmas Dinner

As for the big Christmas Dinner, you can’t go wrong with warm, homemade bake goods, lean meats and crunchy food. Here are some of our favorite Christmas dinner comfort foods:

 

  1. Traditional Chicken Pot Pie. All you need is chicken breast, thyme,  your favorite fresh vegetables and a flaky pastry crust. Best of all it’s fat free.
  2. Pork Chops smothered in delicious and healthy mushroom gravy.
  3. Mac & Cheese with spinach and peas. You may add as many of your favorite fresh vegetables as desire. Your family and friends will rave about this Mac & Cheese recipe.
  4. Clam Chowder Soup. The clam juice combined with the carrots, corn and potatoes will have your family and friends asking for 2nds and 3rds.

Check out more Christmas Recipes on our Hearn Kirkwood website.

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and fresh seafood. We purchase 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

To contact Hearn Kirkwood call 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

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Source:

http://greatist.com/health/healthy-comfort-food-recipes

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/recipes/healthy/healthy-comfort-food#slide-1

The Health Benefits of Mediterranean Food And Lemon Water

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Did you know there are ways to prevent heart disease and cleanse your body for better health? If you did not know, Hearn Kirkwood is here to tell you about great food and beverage choices that will not only make you feel healthier but we also bring joy to your taste buds.

To reduce your chance of having heart disease in your life, we recommend starting a Mediterranean diet.

The Mediterranean diet can reduce your chances of experiencing heart attacks, strokes, and heart disease by 30 percent.

A Mediterranean diet consists of the following food products that lower risk factors for high cholesterol. hypertension, and obesity:

-Olive Oil

-Nuts (walnuts, almonds, and hazelnuts)

-Beans

-Fish

-Fruits

-Vegetables

 

The Mediterranean diet is not about sticking to low-fat diets. Most people find sticking to low fat diets challenging. The Mediterranean diet is about maintaining good health.

At least an ounce of nuts should be consumed a day. You should have three servings of fruit every day and two servings of vegetables.

Consume fish at least 3 times a week with beans, peas and lentils. If you are not a fish lover, go for white meat rather than read meat.

As for beverages, we recommend seven glasses of wine a week and two glasses of lemon water a day.

How can warm lemon water benefit your health?

If you drink lemon water you can reap the following health benefits:

 

-Better digestion stimulation. This will help your body burn more fats and promote weight loss. This happens because the warm lemon water raises body temperature that helps the body burn more food calories. The warm water will flush old food out of your digestive track.

-Cleanse your body of bowel bacteria buildup. The warm lemon water has the ability to do this because the lemon juice can flush mucus and bowels out of you fully from the previous day.

-Lemon water helps the liver create more enzymes to help you digest food better.

-Lemon water is a great source of Vitamin C. This vitamin helps strengthen your immune system. It will also give your skin a beautiful glow.


Hearn Kirkwood has a wide variety of healthy fruits, meat, seafood and beverage selections for you. See What’s Fresh today.

To contact Hearn Kirkwood call 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. We purchase 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

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Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/26/health/mediterranean-diet-can-cut-heart-disease-study-finds.html?smid=fb-nytimes
http://tiaandtameraofficial.com/blog/post/move-it-monday-lemon-water-swap

Healthy Choice: The Strawberry Fields Salad

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Source: Fromgirltogirl.com

Are you in search of a healthy choice breakfast, lunch or dinner, that’s light, delicious and fulfilling? If yes, you will love the Strawberry Fields Salad.

 

The Strawberry Fields Salad traditionally includes sweet, fresh strawberries, crunchy almonds and flavorful strawberry vinaigrette.

 

Baby spinach is tossed with the following ingredients:

-Fresh Strawberries

-Spiced Pecans

-Shaved Red Onion

-Grape Tomatoes

-Crumbled Feta Cheese

-Homemade White Balsamic and Strawberry vinaigrette.

 

You can create a Strawberry Fields Salad with Hearn Kirkwood’s fresh fruits and vegetables.

 

Who needs a gourmet salad cafe when you can get more for less at Hearn Kirkwood?

 

You will be delighted to have such a delicate and sweet salad for breakfast, lunch and dinner! The Strawberry Fields is a year round salad all can enjoy! Eat to your hearts content.

 

To contact Hearn Kirkwood call 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. We purchase 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

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Christmas Dinner in 30 Minutes

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

The Christmas holiday is a time where most of us want to spend as much time with friends and family as we can. A great way to do this is saving time in the kitchen. Hearn Kirkwood is here to help you make quick and easy Christmas meals! Yes, it’s possible to make Christmas dinner in less than 30 minutes.

 

Here are some home cooked Christmas meals you can try this holiday:

 

BBQ Chicken Pizza. Pizza is easy to make and it can serve a large amount of people at once. With your favorite BBQ sauce, you can surely leave a good impression on your Christmas guests.

 

You will need the following ingredients:

 

-      12 inch pre-baked pizza crust

-      ½ cup of BBQ sauce

-      Diced grilled chicken

-      Red and green bell peppers

-      Chopped red onions

-      And shredded Monterey Jack cheese or your preferred cheese topping

 

Use as much of each topping as you desire. You can even make this a family affair when making this meal. It cooks in 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Savory Salmon Patties. This is not only a delicious dish but also a healthy choice. You can use fresh salmon. You will need the following ingredients:

 

-      1 egg

-      1/3 cup of celery minced

-      ½ cup of flour

-      1 ½ teaspoon of baking powder

-      2 tablespoons of oil

 

The salmon, egg and celery should all be mixed together in a bowl. Toss in the flour after the salmon, egg, and celery have been thoroughly mixed.

 

Use the baking powder and any reserved juice in a separate mixing bowl. Next, stir this mixture into the salmon mixture to form salmon patties.

 

With a large skillet, fry your salmon patties. Each salmon patty should 3-5 minutes per side. Serve this dish with your favorite vegetables.

 

Skillet Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese. If you have never cooked macaroni and cheese in a skillet, then you should try this holiday season. You will only need the following ingredients:

 

-      3 ½ cups of water

-      12 ounce can of evaporated milk

-      12 ounces of your favorite macaroni noodles. We recommend elbow macaroni.

-      Salt and pepper

-      1 teaspoon cornstarch

-      Tabasco sauce

-      Shredded cheddar Cheese

-      Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

-      3 Tablespoons unsalted butter

 

Bring the water, evaporated milk, macaroni, salt all to simmer in a nonstick skillet. The heat should be high and you should stir often until the macaroni is tender. It should take about 8 to 10 minutes.

 

In a side bowl mix evaporated milk, cornstarch, mustard and Tabasco sauce into the skillet.

 

The macaroni will thicken. When that happens, stir in your cheeses. If you want the sauce smooth, add water to create your ideal preference.

 

Stir in your butter and season your macaroni to taste.

 

For a great selection of 30 Minute Christmas Dinners, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. We purchase 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

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Source:  http://www.momswhothink.com/quick-and-easy-dinner-recipes/quick-and-easy-30-minute-meals.html

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/BBQ-Chicken-Pizza-II/Detail.aspx

Christmas Cookie Baking Tips And Cookie Recipes

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Christmas just isn’t Christmas without Christmas cookies. Enjoy making healthy, holiday sweets with your kids this Christmas. Hearn Kirkwood has some great baking tips to share to make this years batch of Christmas cookies your all time favorite.

 

Here are some Christmas cookies you can bake this Christmas:

 

  1. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Cookies. These adorable cookies can be made with Pillsbury’s Simply Peanut Butter cookie dough. The cookies only need to bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Once they are fresh out the oven, push mini chocolate pretzels at the tops to add antlers. The eyes and nose can be made with M&M Minis. It should make a batch of 24 cookies.
  2. Snowflake Cookies. This is a great way to let it snow indoors. These are chocolate chip cookies with snowflake sprinkles and morsel toppers.
  3. Snowman Pops. These holiday treats can be used as holiday presents. Simply put your favorite batch of cook mix into your popper machine and decorate your bake pops into your favorite kinds of snow people such as frosty the snowman.

 

No matter what cookies you decide to make for the holidays, make sure you follow these simple tips to make sure your cookie baking is a success:

 

  1. Carefully read your cookie recipe. This may sound like common sense but many people take only a quick glance over the ingredients and start on the recipe right away. It is important to read the cookie recipe in full before starting on the recipe because some preparation may include ingredients sitting for hours or dough make have to sit overnight.
  2. Never grease cookie sheets. Why? Grease is hard to clean up. Instead, purchase parchment paper and avoid non-stick sprays because non-stick spray can destroy pans overtime.
  3. Never use flour to roll out your cookies. If you plan on using light colored dough, roll out your cookies using powdered sugar. If you are cooking chocolate cookies, roll them out with cocoa powder. If you don’t want to use a powder, use waxed paper.
  4. Refrigerate cookies. Why? Certain types of cookie dough are easier to form and bake when refrigerated. The cold temperature of your fridge will firm up your dough and make slicing rolls as easy as pie. Refrigerating also works wonders on shaping cookies. If you freeze cookies, make sure they are wrapped tightly to prevent freezer burn. They will have to thaw at room temperature prior to serving.

 

For a great selection of healthy cookie dough, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. We purchase 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

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Source: http://www.parents.com/recipes/holidays/christmas/12-kid-friendly-christmas-cookies/?rb=Y#page=13

http://tidymom.net/2012/cookie-baking-tips/

http://www.epicurious.com/articlesguides/holidays/christmas/christmascookies

Combating Childhood Obesity With The Traffic Light Diet

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Are your children suffering from childhood obesity? If yes, healthy eating and exercise can help your child fight against childhood obesity. We read a great article called Girl loses 65 pounds in fight against childhood obesity.

 

In the article a girl named Breanna Bond weighed 186 pounds at 9 years of age. With a workout routine and good eating habits, Bond has dropped 65 pounds in under a year.

 

Your children can do the same!

 

Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in the USA. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed that roughly 12.5 million children ages 2 –19 are obese.

 

Excessive weight is nothing to take lightly. It can lead to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and psycho-social issues.

 

One way to help your overweight children lose weight is by following the traffic light diet.

 

The traffic light diet allows your child to eat plenty of green vegetables (green light food), lean protein (yellow light foods) and light sweets/ simple carbohydrates (red light foods).

 

The green light foods are less than 20 calories per serving. The yellow foods are very rich in nutrient and low in calories.

 

The red color foods are high in fat and sugar. They should be consumed in moderation.

 

Healthy eating patterns make for a healthier lifestyle.

 

Here are some traffic light foods you should add to your diet today:

 

-      Potatoes

-      Lean meats

-      Pasta

-      Fruits

-      Low-fat milk

-      Vegetables

 

For a great selection of healthy food alternatives, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. We purchase 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

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Source: http://www.livestrong.com/article/389298-the-traffic-light-diet-for-kids/

http://www.favehealthyrecipes.com/Meal-Based-Diets/The-Traffic-Light-Diet/ct/1#

Girl loses 65 pounds in fight against childhood obesity.

Holiday Ideas

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Ham it up for the holidays.

Mash’s Spiral ½ Cut Hams have been a holiday tradition for years. The glaze brings out the natural sweetness of these delicious hams. Also Kunzler’s Old Fashion Football Hams makes any meal a special occasion. They are smoked with Pennsylvania hardwoods; quality and goodness you can taste. These hams come 4 to a case or can be purchased individually.

 

Holiday Greenery

Poinsettias make a fresh and vibrant decoration during the holidays. Choose from 6” or

8” potted Poinsettias. Fresh Cut Holly greens add a very festive touch over the holiday season. Use them in wreaths, centerpieces or swags. White pine roping is great for decorating for a distinct look from other more traditional types of roping. The white pine needles have a wonderful fragrance. Order today while supplies last.

 

Authentic Smith Island Cakes-Maryland’s State Dessert

Choose from Original Chocolate, layers of moist yellow cake and a cooked fudge icing; Chocolate & Peanut butter is made with layers of moist chocolate cake and a rich cream cheese & peanut butter icing; Coconut is layers of moist yellow cake, an amazing cooked coconut icing and is covered in coconut shavings; and Pumpkin Spice, named Best of the Bay, featuring layers of moist pumpkin spice cake with a wonderful cream cheese icing.

 

Kirby and Holloway-The Sausage and Scrapple People

They use the choicest ingredients and a mouth-watering blend of spices. Treat your customers to the finest sausage and scrapple you can buy. Choose from pre-cooked sausage patties and links or Sweet Italian Grill links. Don’t forget the Scrapple, it’s not just for breakfast anymore.

How To Cook A Herb Roasted Turkey

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Thanksgiving is only two weeks away! It’s time to perfect your holiday Turkey recipe! The last thing you want is a burnt or dried turkey. Hearn Kirkwood is here to help you create a fresh, mouthwatering, show-stopping turkey.

 

One wonderful turkey you may want to consider is a savory herb rub roasted turkey. Even before one piece of tender turkey hits the mouths of your guests, they will be thrilled to sit down and eat simply from the fragrant herbs. It’s all about creating the right flavor for your turkey.

 

Best of all you can use the pan juices to make delicious turkey gravy. This turkey will only take you 20 minutes to prep and 3 hours and 30 minutes to cook. It makes for 12 servings.

 

You will need the following ingredients:

 

-      1 tablespoon of paprika

-      2 tablespoons of sage or poultry seasoning

-      1 tablespoon seasoned salt

-      2 teaspoons garlic powder

-      1 teaspoon ground black pepper

-      ¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg

-      12 to 14 pound turkey

-      1 large onion

-      6 bay leaves

-      1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

 

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Have a roasting rack placed in a shallow roasting pan. Begin mix your sage, paprika, seasoned salt, garlic powder, pepper and nutmeg in a bowl.

 

Next, place your turkey breast side up in your roasting pan. ½ of the seasoning should be placed inside the turkey along with the onion and bay leaves. Brush your turkey with oil and put the rest of seasoning on the skin of your turkey. Don’t forget to add a ½ cup of water to your pan and cover your turkey with foil.

 

Once in the oven, roast the turkey for 1 hour. After the turkey cooks for 1 hour, remove the foil and roast for another 2 to 2 ½ hours. The turkey internal temperature should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit and the thighs should have a temperature of 175 degrees Fahrenheit. Basting should be done every 15 to 20 minutes.

 

Once cooking is completed, let your turkey stand for at least 20 minutes prior to transferring it to your platter or carving board for slicing.

 

Use the extra juices to make your gravy.

 

For a fresh turkey and all the condiments you need for Thanksgiving, shop at Hearn Kirkwood.

 

Contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

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Source:  http://www.mccormick.com/Recipes/Main-Dish/Savory-Herb-Rub-Roasted-Turkey.aspx

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How A Tomato A Day Can Keep The Doctor Away

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

If you’re searching for a great way to improve your health, consider eating a tomato a day to keep the doctor away.

 

Recent studies show tomato helps cut down your risk of having a stroke. In fact, men who had very high levels of the antioxidant lycopene found in tomatoes had fewer strokes than men that had very low levels of lycopene in their blood.

 

The United States Department of Agriculture’s national nutrient database states, Lycopene can be found in its highest concentrations in cooked tomato products. This can include tomato paste, puree and sauce.

 

Try ready to serve marina sauce to have a serving of more than 31,000 micrograms of lycopene.

 

Even if you are not a fan of the tomato, you can get your doses of lycopene from watermelon, grapefruit, papaya and mango.

 

The U.S dietary guidelines have no recommendations for the specific amount of lycopene you should consume.

 

However, the standard fruit and vegetable intake for dietary is 2 ½ cups of fruits and vegetables to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. But lycopene also has the ability to cut the risk of prostate and other types of cancer. Exercising and not smoking helps cut stroke risk as well.

 

Lycopene is able to provide these great health benefits because it can reduce inflammation and prevent blood clots that would otherwise cause ischemic stroke.

 

For a great selection of nutritious and fresh foods/Beverages, shop at Hearn Kirkwood, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

 

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

 

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

 

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Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444897304578044680394134430.html?mod=e2fb

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Fall Fruit & Vegetable Salsa Recipes

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Fall is the perfect season to incorporate fruit and veggie salsa into your meals. If you want to get really creative, Hearn Kirkwood is here to tell you how to make homemade salsa and what fall meals would go great with your healthy and flavorful salsa recipes.

 

Making homemade canned salsa is the prefect way to use fresh garden vegetables and fruits before the winter comes. Canning tomatoes, peppers, apples, peaches and more are a way for you to enjoy the farmers’ harvest throughout the year.

 

Canned salsa can be kept for a whole year if properly canned.

 

If you are a fan of tomatoes, a variety of tomatoes can be used for making salsa and peppers can be mixed in to vary flavor and spiciness.

 

If you are not a fan of tomatoes, you can create salsa with cilantro, corn, pineapple and a variety of seasonings.

 

Salsa can be eaten with chips, crackers, or breading. Salsa can also be used as a topping for any meal of the day or added as an ingredient in other homemade dishes.

 

To properly can salsa, you need to make sure that the jars are sealed properly once you have cooled them. To make sure this happens for every can of salsa, your salsa must be brought to a full boil and poured into the jars while the salsa is still hot. These hot jars should be sealed with lids that have been prepared properly.

 

The following are homemade canned salsa recipes you can try today:

Homemade Canned Tomato Salsa

 

This recipe can make 12 to 14 pints. More or less pints made depend on the actual quantity of vegetables used in the recipe. You will need the following ingredients:

 

-24 cups of skinned and chopped tomatoes.

- 4 cups of chopped onions.

- 4 cups of chopped green peppers.

- 2 Jalapeno Peppers (the spicier you want your salsa, the more peppers you should add).

- 5 tbsp. Salt.

- 1 tbsp. Pepper.

- 2 tbsp. Chili powder.

- 1 cup of vinegar.

- 6 cloves of garlic- minced

- 1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste.

 

To remove the skin off of the tomatoes put them in boiling water for 30 to 60 seconds and transfer them to a boil of ice water.

 

The core and skin of each tomato should be removed.

 

Next, onions, green peppers and jalapenos should be chopped. Don’t forget to remove the seeds from the jalapenos prior to chopping.

 

Once chopping is completed, place the vegetables and salsa in a large pot. Put the pot over medium high heat until you see the salsa is at a full rolling boil.

 

As the salsa is cooking, prepare your canning lids and rings. You can do this by placing them in a saucepan with water covering them. Put water to a simmer. Turn off the heat after the lids have come to a simmer but don’t take them out of the hot water until ready to use.

 

Fill up your jars and place the prepared lids and screw on the rings to tightly seal them.

 

The jars will seal while cooling. You can make sure each jar is sealed by pressing down the center of each lid with your finger or thumb. If properly sealed, the lids will not move up or down.

 

Spicy Stone Fruit Salsa

Fruit salsa is quicker to make than vegetable salsa. One great recipe is the spicy stone fruit salsa. It only takes 10 minutes to prepare and makes for 5 servings.

 

For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:

 

- 4 peaches, chopped.

- 2 cups of cherries (pitted and chopped).

- 2 small or 1 large jalapeno pepper (diced).

- 1 lime, zested and juiced.

 

Combine all the ingredients and let the mixture sit at room temperature for 20 minutes. Serve at your leisure.

 

These salsas can be served over fish, chicken, Greek yogurt and more.

For a great selection of nutritious and fresh foods, shop at Hearn Kirkwood, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!

Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.

Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.

You can follow us on Facebook and Twitter as well!

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Source: http://www.recipetips.com/kitchen-tips/t–1501/how-to-make-homemade-canned-salsa.asp