Our garden did very well this year & Rick made salsa from the tomatoes, peppers, onions & jalapenos. Our pepper plants doubled in size & we actually had to stake them - after I gave them whey leftover from making cheese!!
Roasting the ingredients.
I also canned tomatoes - usually I hate canning tomatoes due to the time it takes, but thanks to a tip from Lindsay (http://www.passionatehomemaking.com/) I pureed them w/ the skins on & it only took ~4-1/2 hours (start to finish) to can 33 pints!
Look at the size of this Wall Walla Sweet!! It's about the size of a large grapefruit - the other onion is "normal" size.