Moralia requested the homemade salsa recipe that I mentioned in my last post. It's not really a recipe, but I'll try to share with you how I make it.
I start with one large can of diced tomatoes. We do have some tomatoes growing in the garden, but they aren't ripe yet. I also include onion, garlic, a jalapeño pepper (fresh from the garden), cilantro (from the store, my cilantro plant isn't big enough yet), and salt.
I don't chop everything up before putting it in the blender. Cutting the pepper and onion in a couple of large chunks works just fine. I dump the tomatoes in first, then add about 1/4 to 1/2 an onion (I didn't use all of the onion you see in the first picture), a whole jalapeño (seeds and all), a small handful of cilantro, and garlic and salt to taste. Today I used minced garlic from a jar, but fresh garlic works well too. Just be careful not to overdo. Fresh garlic is STRONG! Also be careful not to touch the pepper and then touch your face. I've learned that lesson the hard way!
Then blend everything until it's the texture you want. Super easy! I'm pretty sure it will keep in the fridge for several days, but I don't thinks it's ever lasted more than 24 hours at my house. My husband nearly drinks the stuff. :)