Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Gee, everything seems to come back to food. But food is so good...and we're having so much fun with our farm goodies. This time I got the wild hair idea of making salsa. Mind you, I've never made salsa before in my life. But we've bought this fresh salsa from a store in Lancaster that is just fantastic, and I thought 'hey, I can make this stuff...it can't be that hard'. I have this little cilantro plant that I'm trying to grow, or keep from dying...whichever. And then in our box of produce from the CSA we got heirloom tomatoes, onions, garlic and a fresh bunch of cilantro. It was a sign - I definitely needed to make salsa. The stuff we bought from the store had cilantro and extra garlic - the other ingredients were simple so I figured it was worth a try. Chopped up a fresh organic onion, fresh organic garlic, fresh organic heirloom tomatoes and fresh organic cilantro. Added some salt to it and there it is - homemade fresh organic salsa! It tastes better after it sits for a while to let the flavors mix together. I did learn that a little cilantro goes a long way. And you should always watch where your fingers are as you're chopping it - thankfully, I still have the top of my thumb although it does hurt. Ow. Next time maybe I'll throw a dash of lime juice in it just for fun. A big bag of tortilla chips and we're good to go!