a "been-there" mom of six offers encouragement
to wives, young mothers, and those not so young,
and simple common-sense approaches to
the "ings" of life:
child-rearing (hints and helps), homemaking (all areas),
cooking (simple, cheap, and do-it-yourself)
making (toys and gifts), preparing (for the unexpected),
maintaining (sanity and peace in this increasingly crazy world) and more---
all aspects of making the most of making do on little---
and having fun in the process.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Simple Fresh Salsa

Tortilla Chips Clip Art
Quick Fresh Salsa Spices Up Any Meal

The one certain thing about making salsa is there is no certain thing

There is no certain way to make it!

There are no certain ingredients to use!

And, it is almost certain you can't goof it up!

The most basic and common ingredients are chopped tomatoes, onions, and chilies. Lime juice and cilantro are usually included, but the variations and additions are limited only by your imagination, and what you have available.

Other possible ingredients include. . .


. . . to name a few. 

The "heat" is determined by the type/amount of chilies and whether you include some of their seeds.

It is fun to experiment and since you can make it in small amounts, experimenting is inexpensive.

Here is a basic starter recipe.

Royal's Mild Salsa
2 Roma tomatoes (again, other types may be used)
1/4 medium red onion (or onion type of your choice)
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
fresh cilantro to taste
juice from 1/2 of a fresh lime
Chop above to desired sizes, combine, and chill to blend flavors.

'till we eat again,
       Simply, Gail

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