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September 2017

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DIY, Recipes

It’s Salsa time!

There’s nothing better than canning salsa on a rainy day and today was just that day.  This past weekend we picked baskets of fresh, organic and beautiful tomatoes from our grandfather’s farm along with peppers of all kinds.  The rest of the ingredients were purchased at Sprouts, our favorite organic produce store.

So send out a text inviting family and friends to join you, roll up those sleeves, put on an apron, and can some salsa you’ll enjoy all year.

While you are at it, double the recipe and share a jar or two with someone that needs a little love!

Salsa recipe

Salsa Restaurant Style and so yummy!


10 cups peeled, chopped and drained tomatoes (drop whole tomato in boiling water for 30 seconds and the peel will come right off)

3 cups chopped onions

2 cups chopped bell peppers, green, red and yellow

5 jalapenos, chopped fine (no seeds unless you like it spicy)

8 cloves garlic, minced

3 tsp. ground cumin (we love cumin so we put in heaping teaspoons)

3 tsp. black pepper

3 tsp. coarse Kosher salt

½ cup chopped cilantro

½ cup sugar

1 ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

1 can tomato sauce (16 oz)

1 can tomato paste (12 oz)

Salsa recipe



Combine all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes while stirring.

Fill the clean pint size jars with the salsa, leaving ½ inch space at the top.

Wipe the rim of the glass jar with a damp cloth.

Boil the lids for a couple of minutes and seal jars with lid and ring.

Process in a water bath canner for 25-30 minutes. This time is for high altitudes of 3000 ft to 6000 ft.

After removing the jars from water bath, allow them to cool on the counter while they completely seal as they cool. If a jar does not seal properly, just put in in the refrigerator to enjoy during the week.

Recipe will make 12 pint size jars.

Salsa recipe





Locals making a difference

Buy an elephant, support cancer research

We are excited to support the Kneaders Hope Fights Childhood Cancer campaign and all the good they’re doing.  Our grandparents both had cancer.  Our grandmother lived a long and happy life after her battle with breast cancer.  Our grandfather died when we were little at the age of 57 when Colon Cancer spread to all his organs.  He only lived 6 weeks after being diagnosed.  We’ve learned a lot about him and know that our dad is a lot like him but still wish that we could have know him personally and he could have seen us grow up.  He was kind, served everyone around him and worked hard to take care of his family.  He was loved my so many people.  Though we miss him, we know he’s watching over us and hope he’s proud of the people we are becoming.  We’re grateful for those who work so hard for cancer research and all their efforts to help those battling cancer.  We’ve watched friends and family battle through cancer or watch their children struggle with this and our hearts go out to them and all they go through.  We hope that by supporting this awesome campaign and spreading the word that we will be a step closer to positive and comforting answers for current and future cancer patients.  Read all about this awesome campaign and how you can help below!
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Brittany, Paulina, Samantha, Katty & Eliza

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and Kneaders is selling elephant cookies where all the proceeds are donated to support a special cancer research.

These cute little blue cookies are not only sweet to eat, but are also a symbol of the Kneaders #HopeFightsChildhoodCancer supporting the unique research of renowned hematologist, oncologist, teen cancer survivor and cancer researcher,
Dr. Josh Schiffman at Huntsman Cancer Institute. He is exploring how the 40 cancer fighting protein strands in elephant DNA might hold the key to ending childhood cancer for children across the globe. 100% of the sale of the cookie will go to support Dr. Schiffman’s innovative research. Want to take a bite out of cancer? Stop by a Kneaders near you or visit to view other adorable custom elephant retail items (available while supplies last) that all support Dr. Schiffman’s efforts. Your small show of support can bring BIG Hope to the fight to end cancer. We “knead” each other.

Did you know that elephants rarely get cancer? They have 40 cancer fighting protein strands in their DNA that help fight cancerous cells. Did you know that humans only have two cancer fighting protein strands? It’s #childhoodcancerawareness month and @kneaders has launched their #HopeFightsChildhoodCancer campaign. Kneaders is supporting the research of renowned oncologist, hematologist and cancer researcher, Dr. Josh Schiffman who is exploring how elephants might hold the key to ending cancer for children and adults of all ages.

Want to be part of the campaign too? Stop by a Kneaders near you to buy an adorable elephant shaped sugar cookie and eat your way to helping us raise $300,000 this month. 100% of the cookie sales go to Dr. Schiffman’s research and all the HOPE goes to kids fighting cancer throughout the world. Visit Kneaders. com/hope to learn more