Thursday, August 20, 2009

Homemade Fresh Salsa!

This is my harvest so far this week. The tomatoes are coming in...several a day!
I went ahead and picked some Serrano's even though they look small and are not red yet cause I wanted to use these tomatoes!
Mmmm. Fresh salsa! Hopefully the peppers have some heat even though we have had a lot of rain! If not I will have to go to the store and get some to add to it.
(as stated before I am not one for measuring...)
a big bunch of tomatoes (if I am buying at the store I usually start with 4-6 lbs)
1 bunch of cilantro
1 bunch green onions
1 med yellow onion
4, 5, 6 cloves garlic, depending on how much you like garlic! We like lots!
lime juice (maybe about a tbs or 2)
6-7 decent size Serrano peppers (better if they are red, but green is OK too) Throw the whole thing in seeds and all if you like it hot.
salt to taste
Ug, these things are just everywhere out there since I have not been out there much. I caught one batch in the middle of hatching and did not have my camera. It was quite the sight, a whole bunch of the little buggers!

Here is one by himself, but there are several. Not sure what to do as I don't have the energy to chase them all down and kill them. (by the way these are baby squash bugs)

My pumpkin (on the neighbors side of the fence) is growing. It is probably about the size of a small basketball now. These are the sugar pumpkins so they won't get real big any way. Still no sign of a pollinated giant pumpkin, even though I have seen some pea sized ones, they must not be getting pollinated. Not much time left... ***sad face here***guess we'll have to take the kids to the farm for pickin! That is always fun too!


  1. Yay for fresh salsa - that's always a wonderful summer delight!

  2. Aw, man! That salsa looks good....great pic of the squashbug nymph, those little things are really hard to find.