About a year ago a coworker gave us a salsa recipe that revolutionized our lives (Thanks Traci!)! Hubby has to make it because it involves chopping a whole onion, and if I even look at an onion cross eyed, it starts the waterworks.
Anyway, a friend came over and shared a fresh tomato from his garden with us, and it is a GIANT! It's a brandywine tomato, and I loved how unpredictable it was. It grew bulges on top of bulges, unlike the refined tomato's of our age. So much more personality!
So Ryan made one batch with the store bought tomato's, and one with this rouge giant, and it made a load of difference! Nothing can beat fresh ingredients. Maybe next year I will get up the courage to start my own garden, instead of bumming off friends.
PS if you want it, here's the salsa recipe:
Traci's Tasty Salsa
- 2 large Roma tomatoes, coarsely chopped (or fresh grown Brandywine!!)
- 2 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes (Mexican style) -- put in the chopper to get a more fine texture
- 2 jalapenos, seeded and coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon cumin, to taste
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 large vidalia onion, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, to taste
- 1/3 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne, to taste