Everything you need to make SALSA

This article/recipe will tell you everything you will need in order to make salsa from your garden. There is nothing better than homemade salsa grown from the backyard that you can share with your friends. Plants you will need to grow… Tomatoes – I would recommend Burpee’s Fresh Salsa Tomato. You can chop this tomato into tiny cubes that will remain perfectly …

Rosemary French Baguettes

2 16 oz French baguettes 5 cloves garlic, minced 4 fresh rosemary sprigs ½ Cup butter or margarine, melted Cut baguettes into 1 inch slices, cutting to, but not through, the bottom crust. Mince garlic and two rosemary sprigs and stir into butter. Brush between bread slices. Place remaining rosemary sprigs on tops of baguettes. Wrap in aluminum foil and …

Parsley Jelly

2 ½ Cups boiling water 10 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped ¼ Cups Cider vinegar 2 ½ Cups honey ½ (6 fluid oz) container liquid pectin   Make a strong infusion by pouring the boiling water over the parsley. Let stand for 15 min. Strain out the bits of parsley, and reserve liquid in a glass or stainless steel saucepan. Stir …

Lemon and Thyme Marinade

2 Tbsp strained fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped 2 Tbsp olive oil   Mix ingredients in a small bowl. Makes about ¼ cup, enough for about 1 ½ to 2 lbs poultry

Mint Marinade

1/3 cups Molasses ¼ cups Fresh spearmint, minced 1 Tbsp ginger root; peeled and grated 3 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce 3 Tbsp hoisin sauce 2 Tbsp water 2 Garlic cloves, minced   Stir together all ingredients in a small bowl. Useful marinade for beef, pork, or lamb.

Mint Julep

3-5 fresh mint leaves 1 tsp powdered sugar 2 oz bourbon 2 tsp water 1 mint sprig, for garnish Crushed ice   Muddle the mint and sugar in a glass, then add the bourbon and mix. Add crushed ice. Top off with the water and garnish with a mint sprig.

Mojito Cocktail

4 fresh mint leaves 1 lime, for juicing 1 tsp powdered sugar 2 oz white rum 2 oz club soda 1 mint sprig, for garnish Crushed ice   Place mint leaves in a glass and squeeze lime juice over them. Add powdered sugar and mix. Add crushed ice. Stir in the rum and top off with the club soda. Garnish …

Pineapple Sage Salsa

2 C fresh pineapple, cut into 1/2″ pieces 1/2 C sweet red pepper 1/4 C onion, finely chopped 1/2 tsp chipotle pepper, crushed 1/4 C pineapple sage flowers, coarsely chopped Note: To get 1/4 C of flowers, you’ll need 20 or more flower stems of pineapple sage. Combine all these ingredients in a non-metallic bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least …