August 2011

In the summer of 2010 I grew a ‘salsa garden’ in containers on our deck, and had just enough ingredients to make a tiny batch of salsa. The next year we moved and inherited 2 gardens full of *only* tomatoes planted by the previous owners. I made tons of salsa (and dried out some tomatoes in a dehydrator) and never want to see a tomato plant again.

Here’s what I used: Homemade Fresh Tomato Salsa – recipe adapted from

In a medium bowl, stir together 3 chopped tomatoes, 1/2 c. finely chopped onion, serrano chili peppers or jalapeno peppers (to taste), 1/2 c. chopped fresh cilantro, 1 tsp. salt, and 2 tsp. lime juice. Chill for one hour in the fridge before serving.