Saturday, July 21, 2012

salsa/bruschetta: a recipe

Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables.  They probably get jet-lagged, just like people.  ~Elizabeth Berry

We had a wonderful harvest this week.  Tomatoes, Red Onions (my secret love affair), carrots, beets, cucumbers, squash, zucchini.
I started out with a list of things to make and ended up making a lovely combo of them all.  You can either turn this into a salsa, bruschetta, gazpacho, or slap it all on a sandwich with cheese and call it a day :)
anyway, it turned out lovely and the recipe is at the end of the post.

rainbow harvest

I had a serious helper

chop chop chop those maters

keep the juice, the seeds, the flesh, the meat

star of show:  fresh herbs (basil, rosemary, thyme, oregano)

chop chop chop

I just couldn't believe how long he lasted

really good sensory entertainment 

cucumber slices




don't forget the garlic.  NEVER forget the GARLIC.
A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat.  ~Old New York Proverb

red onion (smooches and licks, I love you so....)


balsamic vinegar

mixing it up


she rooted us on from the perch

in the napping crib beside the kitchen

If God had intended us to follow recipes,

He wouldn't have given us grandmothers.
~Linda Henley

Tomatoes (varieties or not, chopped)
Herbs (mine listed above)
Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinigar
Peppers (variety if you can)
Shredded Carrots
chop and mix all together.  The longer it sits, the better.  

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.  ~Voltaire

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