I’m not sure if you’ve seen the news as of late, but in America, it’s HOT.
I mean it’s hotter than hot. Melt the make-up off of your face kind of hot. These are the days that I am so glad that I do not draw on my eyebrows! Ah! Can you imagine?!
With the heat of summertime comes the beautiful bounty Mother Nature gives us! It is such a pleasure to have a vegetable garden. There is nothing quite like making a meal from produce that you grew in your garden!!
Here's a sneak peek at how my garden is coming along:
oooo... she's a beaut, Clark! ($20 to the first person who knows which movie that's from... okay, so maybe only 50 cents.) It's just begging to be turned into salsa, pizza sauce, or simply sliced down with drizzled balsamic vinegar and sliced mozzarella. When it's ripe, of course!
Repeat after me. Pepper.
Waiter there is too much pepper in my paprikash.
Any When Harry Met Sally fans out there?!?!?
I loooove jalapenos. I cannot WAIT for these to be ready. Yum, yum, yum!
To inspire you to stay motivated to keep up with your vegetable garden, or to get one started (it's not too late!), I am presenting to you a FOOL PROOF great recipe that you can use some of your garden's bounty to create!
And this way of making salsa won't require you to even turn on your stove! .....Your make-up survives another day!
Fresh Garden Salsa
Yields: 3 cups
2 to 3 medium tomatoes, finely diced (or 10 to 12 mini tomatoes, what ever you are growing!)
½ cup white onion, finely diced
1 jalapeno, seeds removed (and set aside) and diced
½ cup red bell pepper, diced
1 TBS lime juice
1 TBS apple cider vinegar
1 TBS each of the following: chili powder, cumin, cilantro, oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Combine all of the ingredients. If you are a spicy kind of person, add leftover jalapeno seeds to add more of a kick.
2. Serve in your favorite way of eating salsa and ENJOY!