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It’s Salsa Time!



Harvesting the salsa vegetables


One of our biggest tomatoes so far


Reddened jalepeno, habenero and cayenne peppers

From the garden to the table, homemade salsa doesn’t get any fresher than this!

I would give you Anthony’s salsa recipe if I could, but I can’t. It’s not that it’s a big family secret, it’s that he really doesn’t have one. But, I will tell you what I know. I know that it consists of tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, juice from a lime, garlic, salt, cilantro, and hot peppers (i.e. Jalepenos) to taste. He cuts the vegetables, puts them in our food processor and starts playing with it till he gets the flavor he’s looking for–he does have a certain order that he adds them to the food processor, but that gets beyond my range of expertise.

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Rachel

Snippets of Summer



My baby learns how to swing himself


Second batch of green beans from our garden


Boy #1 wonders if it's about time to harvest some jalepenos

More snippets of my boys-terous summer




Rachel

Salsa Garden Progress

Our tomato plants are growing up, so I staked and caged a bunch of them this week.  I can already taste the fresh homemade salsa in my mouth!




Rachel

Salsa Garden Update

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May 23, 2011 | Gardening, Topics | Tags: , , , ,

Well, the salsa garden is in the ground.  We took the seedlings out of the cold frames a few weeks ago and have been slowly transplanting them into the ground ever since.  We’re hoping to be in full salsa-making-mode here soon!

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Laura

April Week 3

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Apr 27, 2011 | Wonderful Wednesday | Tags: ,

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Took a bike ride to the lake

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Went Easter Egg hunting

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Planted the herbs outside

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Laura

April Week 2

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Apr 20, 2011 | Wonderful Wednesday | Tags: ,

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Started Anne of Windy Poplars

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Took some time on Sunday to have fun

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Took an early Easter picture

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Laura

First Week in April

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Apr 13, 2011 | Wonderful Wednesday | Tags: , ,

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Started Anne of the Island - again!

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The $5 garage sale rocking chair

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Pretty pleased with her new rocking chair

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Rachel

Confessions of a Cold Framing Salsa Gardener

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Apr 9, 2011 | Gardening, Topics | Tags: , , , ,

Snap Pea Transplants

How does my salsa garden grow?

Not good.

But, on the bright side, my snap peas are doing great! (more…)




Laura

4th Week in March

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Mar 30, 2011 | Wonderful Wednesday | Tags: , , ,

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Tulips are in full bloom

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My mom wanted to see the tulips - so here you go

Week4-3
Made my own recipe - Stuffed Sandwiches - for our small group (recipe coming)

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Rachel

Compost

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Mar 29, 2011 | Gardening, Saving Money | Tags: , ,

Recently I was poking around my kitchen trying to figure out what that stench was, suddenly it was obvious.  Ahh, the wonderful sights and smells of compost on your kitchen counter.  But, alas, we are dedicated salsa gardeners and we must endure the compost  hassles!

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