Wednesday, September 09, 2009


All those tomatoes... What's a girl to do?

I made Fresh Summer Salsa. Want the recipe? Okay, I know Pat and Sara don't want the recipe, but others might. ☺

Fresh Summer Salsa

4 large tomatoes, diced
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
juice of 1 lemon
1 tsp white vinegar
pinch of pepper
2 pinches of salt

Combine all ingredients. Serve with tortilla chips or (my favourite) pita chips.

Pita chips? Take a pita; cut it in eighths then peel the layers apart. Place on a cookie sheet, spray with cooking spray, and bake in 350 oven until slightly browned. Yummy - and much healthier than tortilla chips.

This salsa will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for a week, give or take a couple of days.

Sorry, no photo. I'm too lazy to trek downstairs with the camera right now.

Plus... I have other things on my mind. Such as...

After searching high and low in bookstores across the city and not being able to get my paws on a copy of Blogging for Bliss, I was prepared to order online. But now I don't have to.
The lovely Jeanne of A Bushel and a Peck picked my name ~ MY NAME ~ in her draw for the book. I'm so excited. Thank you, Jeanne. Thank you! I'm so looking forward to curling up with this book during my (ahem) spare time some weekend.
And speaking of spare time, it's becoming rare around here. I picked up the marking from my mailbox today and it is ~ no exaggeration ~ about 5 inches tall. The kids have only been in school for a few days. Little keeners. I wish they'd slow down. Arrggghhh. It's so busy at work!
Yeah... so why am I messing around on the computer...? Sigh.
(I won, I won!)


goldenbird said...

Congtats on winning that book! I think I saw it on your sidebar a while back and was curious about it. I'll be curious to hear what you think.

Thanks for the salsa recipe. I LOVE fresh salsa. Can't believe how much work you have to do all ready!

Pat said...

Congrats on the book win. I'm happy, too, that you enjoyed your salsa. Now get to marking those papers!!!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

congrats on your win. i love salsa...yummy, i canned some about 2 years ago. it's all gone now. Now, get to work.........

PunkiePie said...

Congratulations on the book win! You'll have to tell me how it is and if any improvements can be made on my blog. LOL!

Lovin' the fresh salsa recipe. Thank you for sharing and I hope you get a chance to rest and relax this weekend!

LillySue said...

Just popped over to see what you have been up to. Your Salsa sounds WONDERFUL!!
I think I will have to have chips and salsa (with a little avocado) for lunch, yum!!

Tracey said...

I want the recipe! Thanks! I've read the book already too, you'll enjoy it :)


Julia said...

Great recipe! Thanks!

What Comes Next? said...

Thanks for the recipe - looks yummy and easy! and big congrats on the book win!

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo! Congrats on the win! Pat and Sara might not want the recipe, but I DO! Thanks for posting!!!

Patty said...

Congrats on the win. I'll have to give the salsa recipe a try. Had our first of three Open Houses tonight. its a good thing that the kids a working right?