Saturday, July 01, 2006

Happy 4th-free recipe Sunday a day early

Happy 4th. Sister G. and I went out last night to see Yasgur's Farm. We both wore red, white and blue in honor of our country's Birthday!!! On my way back home today I stopped at Barlow's flower farm. This my friends is truly a treat. I bought 2 perrenials ( something mettle and gooseneck loosestrife-which I think is going to grow enormous). I also bought a really pretty indoor plant, which I have not yet photographed and a wandering jew with lots of pink in it. I'm hoping the deer will not eat this gooseneck ls, will know by tommorrow.
So as promised free recipe sunday (a day early) hubby and I are supposed to chillout with neighbors tonight post fireworks. So I thought I would make white sangria and homemade mango salsa with chips. So here's the recipe for the mango salsa: If you have fresh tomatoes that would be best. about 4-6 tomatoes depending on size,
diced and strain juice, or you can
use canned diced tomatoes ( I used muir glen organic), 2 med-lrg ripe mangoes, 1/4 large red onion diced fine, juice of 1 lime, then add spices: garlic salt, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well, then add fresh cilantro (coriander) chopped fine. Let this sit for several hours, in a cool dry spot. Remember putting tomatoes in the fridge causes a chemical reaction that makes them lose their flavor. Serve with chips or as a topping for grilled chicken!!!Enjoy.
I also wanted to post some more flowers, knitting soon I promise!!! I am working on a tote right now, so I will post a pic as soon as I finish the one side-it's in intarsia! woo hoo, what a mess. So here's some pics.. One of them is the planter from earlier in the summer that has the nictotina plant in it, it has grown leaps and bounds!!!!


KnitPastis said...

Oh my goodness this looks so good!! I love homemade salsa and chips.I have one that I made but will keep this one in mind for sure!

Becca said...

Thank you. We really enjoyed it. You can also use pineapple, yum. I love the sweet/salty thing.