Okay, I’m wondering if we’re the only ones who have a strange crop of tomatoes this year? Very late and very small tomatoes!

But that’s okay, because they are still delicious, and as I went to the garden this last week, I grabbed my Hip Hostess Avocado Apron (because I had a dress on and didn’t want to change – those are my feet at the top, looking down). Oh, by the way, Debbie has a September Special going on right now, HERE.

Here’s what our tomato patch looks like. Really messy about this time every year, the cages are starting to fall over, and it’s plain ol’ dingy looking.

But I love the bountiful color of the different varieties.

I posted on Facebook a picture of the salsa that I made in about 30 minutes’ time. And promised I’d share my quick and easy secret with you.

Ready? Head to your local grocery store or even Wal-Mart to pick up a packet of All Natural Mrs. Wages salsa mix! And then I’ll share with you my “secret” ingredient.

Wash fresh tomatoes. Scald for 3 minutes in boiling water.

Dip into cold water. Cut out cores, remove skins, chop coarsely. (Don’t drain the liquid.)

Combine tomatoes with 1/2 cup white or cider vinegar and the Mrs. Wages salsa mix.

Mix in a large pot and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.

My secret ingredient: 3 small packets of Stevia (natural) sweetener. It just makes the salsa savory, sweet and delicious!

Stir and salsa is ready! Find your favorite white dish and serve it up (my dishes are all white).

Mm-m-m, delicious with yummy chips.

(You can even pour the mixture into containers, cool, and freeze for up to a year.)

I’d love to hear about your quick and easy salsa? And how’s your tomato crop this year? Do you have tiny tomatoes?

(If you haven’t read about the Balcony Girls E-Book now available, check it out. And “31 Days to Stress-Free Entertaining” is coming up – the entire month of October!)

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