Salsa making is a wonderful fall tradition. Its a whole day activity of picking tomatoes, an array of hot and sweet peppers, chopping lots of onions, garlic, peeling and dicing everything. The air is filled with the smoky heat of roasting peppers. We start by making a wood fire in the fire pit. As the peppers are fire roasted they are put into a covered pot, then peeled. Then everything is cooked together for hours on the stove. Opening a jar of salsa in the winter is heavenly, sending me right back to this perfect early fall day !!