A bit about Mom’s

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Cheryl has been making salsa for a long time. Since the very first batch, made 15 years ago in her west-end Ottawa home with the help of her children, she’s been refining the recipe and sharing the results with family and friends.

Every year, family and friends kept telling her how darned good it is … and that “you should be selling this stuff.”

So in early 2019, she finally took the leap to launch Mom’s Homemade.

IMAGE: Cheryl, aka "Mom", preps some of the initial batch of salsa.

Cheryl, aka “Mom”, preps some of the initial batch of salsa.

With the assistance of family, friends and the kind folks at Mrs. McGarrigle’s in Merrickville (a wonderful shop you’ve really gotta check out), Cheryl created her first batches to share with you and your families through a select group of specialty shoppes in and around Ottawa.

Within a few months, all three varieties were available on local store shelves and at select Markets, Fairs and other Special Events.

Mom’s offers a Regular recipe, a Medium version with a bit of tang, and a Hot version featuring Ghost Peppers and four other spicy peppers in the recipe. We had to wait almost three months for those peppers to come back into season before we could cook up the Hot blend, so we hope you think it was worth the wait.

And it’s worth noting that Hot jar is a wee bit caliente, so watch that first bite if you’re a tenderfoot. Even folks who like it hot should get a touch of sweat on the brow after a few bites!

2019 was a truly wondrous and educational experience for Cheryl and the folks at Mom’s. We’ve been blown away by the response, by the positive feedback and compliments, by the many people who have assisted in our growth, and by the opportunity to meet so many of you when we’ve been out sampling at events.

We can’t wait to do it all over again once this terrible virus is finally under control, and we can all safely be within six feet of each other again. Until then, feel free to drop us a note if you have any questions, or if you’d like to give Mom’s a try.

We’re still cooking and selling, though like everyone else we’ve had to adjust to the “new normal”.

Most importantly, we hope you enjoy eating Mom’s Homemade as much as we enjoy making it for you …

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and watch for upcoming tastings in and around Ottawa where you can sample some of the product, and meet Mom in person.