Home Grown!

I grew these on my back deck and I can’t wait to make some guacamole with them.

There is something very satisfying about growing your own food. I am less tempted to let home grown produce spoil in the fridge. I just wish my tomatoes and peppers would all ripen at the same time. This is the fourth tomato I’ve harvested. They are very sweet and mild. Yes, I have tried to eat raw and by themselves. My stomach still rejects it. So, I’ll cook with them and I’ll get the nutrition another way. The peppers are very spicy hot. In fact, I should probably use gloves with them because last time my fingers stung for days after chopping them. I suppose I’m gonna make some guacamole with these. I just wish I had some of those avocado’s cousin Julie grows.

Everyone’s favorite …

… well, except for D’s. He doesn’t like it and I’m trying ┬ánot to let it hurt my feelings.

Ask any of my friends and they will tell you their favorite dish of mine is Mango/Avocado Salsa. It has a bit of everything in it, it’s sweet, spicy and savory. I can eat it by the spoonful, with tortilla chips and quite fabulously … shrimp tacos. You can make it as spicy as you like, I like mine to give me a kick in the pants.

Mango/Avocado Salsa - YUM!

Mango/Avocado Salsa
2 large avocados
2 medium mangos
1/2 cup minced red onion
1/2 cup minced red bell pepper
1 or 2 minced jalapeno peppers
Juice of one lime
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1-2 tsp cayenne pepper

Mix together all the ingredients and serve fresh. I love it with shrimp soft tacos as seen in the picture.