Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fresh Salsa

Alex is my lovely hand model here


Alex and I had a impromptu date night a few weeks ago.  We went to dinner at Party Chic, one of my favorites. I love their chicken salad!

One of our favorite hobbies is driving around looking at homes that we will never be able to afford.  Alex had recently trained a client in a part of Roswell that I have never been to.  On our way we found these cute little guys.  Who says Roswell doesn't have "country" like aspects.

"Feed me!"

Alex letting them nibble his hand.

"Really, you just wasted my time because you have no food."

We had so much fun petting them through the fence.  They quickly decided we were no fun since we did not have any food for them.

Alex and I have always wanted goats.  We think they are so entertaining when they ram each other.  One day we will need a farm for our dogs, goats, and the chickens Alex wants for their eggs.

Do you guys have any random things you do with your husbands, like our house hunting?  What animal would you like to have that isn't a practical house pet?

I made this salsa for our small group along with the caramel popcorn.  It was fresh and made a ton!  I still think the other salsa is my personal favorite, but this one is a little milder.  

Fresh Salsa
Source:  I can't remember where I found this one:)


  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and very coarsely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, halved
  • 2 large vine-ripened tomatoes
  • 1 (28 0z.) can diced tomatoes (drained or not, depending on how much liquid you want in your salsa)
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. cumin
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • juice of one lime

In the food processor, combine the jalapenos and garlic.  Process until finely chopped.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl.  Add all other ingredients to the food processor.  Pulse in very brief pulses until the vegetables have reached the size you desire (it does not take many pulses so don’t overdo it).  Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to blend.

1 comment:

  1. You're amazing! I envy your martha stewart skills in the kitchen!

    Jonathan and I have recently been enjoying planting flowers and shrubs together. :) Wish he was into house hunting with me though!