Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Deck Garden Update & Eats

Monday, May 24, 2010

Deck Garden Update & Eats

We have a new roof over our heads.

Literally.

My husband and his friends busted their *#$!* working on it this weekend, and let's just say he woke up cursing with calve cramps in the middle of the night and is burnt to a crisp (even with sunscreen!). He said he feels like an old man.

Thankfully little man and I didn't have to partake. But we did enjoy watching (for him), and cooking (for me). Lots of easy meals were made - ultimate egg scramble, blueberry crunch muffins, maidrites, cold meat sandwiches, burgers/brats on the grill, apple taffy pizza, and so much more.

Glad it is done! One project off the list, so many more to go...

I also hadn't done a deck garden update for a long time, so check out the pics below and you can see how it is coming along. Sprouting so far are: cucumbers, onions, jalapenos, tomatoes, cilantro and basil. I still have yet to plant my carrots or zucchini - need to get more pots!


And that brings me to my question of the day. Does anyone have a good fresh salsa recipe? I have a few that friends have sent me some, but I want more to compare.

Not one that is canned, just one with tomatoes, peppers, onions, cilantro, lime, etc. that are all thrown into the food processor, chopped up and call it good? One that stays fresh for a couple of days in the fridge.

I need one! I plan on using it at my Farmer's Market stand. Yep, you heard me, I think I have decided to take the plunge. It only requires me to be there on Wednesdays from 3-5pm (plus set-up and tear down), so I figured what the heck. I have most of my supplies, just looking for those last good recipes.

Help!

12 comments:

  1. So excited for you Ally! Sounds like a great idea to sell at the Farmers Market. It's one of my life dreams. I'm sorry I have no salsa recipe for you...But I look forward to following your adventure :) Yay!

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  2. Yeah for selling at the farmers market! How exciting.

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  3. I need a good salsa recipe too! If you find one, please send it my way.

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  4. wish I could help you out but the best I've ever done is Ortega...I hope you will share the recipe though! I wuold love to try it!

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  5. I think I sent you this link before - its for my copy cat baja fresh salsa - we don't like onions, but you could certainly add them - I love the grilled flavor of this salsa - my daughter and I can literally eat this within a week!

    http://biz319.wordpress.com/2010/05/23/beautiful-saturday-except-for/

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  6. Yay for a new roof! And good for you for your own farmer's market stand! How exciting! You will have to let us know how it goes!!

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  7. No salsa recipe here but what a fabulous idea! That is really cool!!!

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  8. Oh those fresh plants are looking great! I really need to learn the basics so I don't kill every plant I have :)

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  9. wish I could help you out but the best I've ever done is Ortega...I hope you will share the recipe though! I wuold love to try it!

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  10. I need a good salsa recipe too! If you find one, please send it my way.

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  11. So excited for you Ally! Sounds like a great idea to sell at the Farmers Market. It's one of my life dreams. I'm sorry I have no salsa recipe for you...But I look forward to following your adventure :) Yay!

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  12. No salsa recipe here but what a fabulous idea! That is really cool!!!

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