Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste. Benjamin Franklin
Broadway, VA February 21 39 degrees 8:14 pm
Planted the peas Saturday – finally! We’re trying another raised bed; hopefully enriched, fertilized soil will produce better than hard clay. I am hankering for fresh vegetables, but the farmers market signs are still covered for the winter, and my spinach plants are still only about a half inch high.
I made salsa the other day. Found the old recipe on the back of a yellowing piece of scrap paper tucked in a mystery book that I hadn’t the interest to finish. Of course the salsa tastes 100 times better in the summer when you can use garden-fresh vegetables, but you can still make a passable version with the store bought stuff.
Summer Salsa (in the Winter)
8 tomatoes, peeled and diced
½ large onion, chopped
½ green pepper, chopped
3 jalapeño peppers, chopped
2 tsp. garlic powder (I use fresh garlic)
2 tsp. salt
2 TBS fresh parsley
¼ c. vinegar
¼ tsp. cumin
Place chopped vegetables and spices in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are medium-soft. Pour salsa into jars and seal. ENJOY!
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