With the official start to summer just over a month away, everyone is busy making summer plans, whether they involve family vacations, get-togethers with friends or building a deck.
It occurred to me that I need to buy some flowers and get them planted (then lose interest by August 1st like I do every single year!)
I can’t wait to go to the farmer’s market and pick up fresh local produce!
In Canada we’re deprived of the freshest just-picked produce for most of the year so when it’s literally in our backyards (ok, other backyards, not mine) we really go nuts for it. I have been guilty of over-buying at the farmer’s market a number of times because I’m just so excited and want more, more, more!
I picked up some fresh on-the-vine tomatoes from the grocery store this weekend – not as fresh as the farmer’s market would be but fresh enough that my husband commented on how the smell of them reminded him of the garden! I decided to whip up a quick salsa using other veggies I had in my fridge.
Tomatoes, onions, celery, yellow pepper and jalapeno is all that’s needed to make a delicious, fresh, salsa for scooping with tortillas or as a topping for grilling recipes. I used my handy dandy new Tupperware chopper to mix it all up, squeezed in some lime juice, and we were good to go! Home made salsa typically lasts about 3 days in the fridge before the tomatoes get too watery – if you can keep it from being gobbled up that long!
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