Fresh & Delicious

What a weekend!

Not only has this one been full of day-into-night poolside parties with friends and family, relaxation & movie days but also fresh & delicious foods 🙂

Tomato season is reaching it’s best, and these cherry golds are pop-in-your mouth sweet.  Hence why they sit on the counter for easy reach, I can’t stop eating them!

I am declaring them my favorite vegetable fruit (haha right Erica!).  Hands down.

(I know, serious words, right?)

Homemade salsa verde – screams summer fresh!

  • 6-8 tomatillos, husked and boiled about 5 minutes until tender
  • 1/2 large tomato
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 poblano, seeds removed
  • large handful fresh cilantro
  • small spoonful sugar

Combine all ingredients and pulse until smooth using either an immersion blender or food processor.  Serve w/ tortilla chips.

Love the change up from the typical red salsa.  If you haven’t worked with tomatillos before, don’t be afraid!  They are so easy to use in recipes and offer such a different flavor that we just love 😛

Many folks confuse these with a green tomato (eh hmm boyfriend 😉 ) but in fact, they are just relatives.  Tomatillos are enclosed in a husk, have a flavor that is more citric/tart (I think) and are common in Mexican cuisine (salsa verde!)

And the veggies keep on comin’…

The light purple eggplant is just gorgeous, me thinks!

Let’s put that grill to work.

Hickory smoked bbq chicken, white potato, grilled zucchini, eggplant & onion and some more of those sneaky cherry gold tomatoes (told ya!)

And now it’s Monday… but at least I’m not at work 😛

Unfortunately I need to get some work done from home before we enjoy some more pool time today.  Then who knows what else.  Enjoy your day!



4 responses to “Fresh & Delicious

  1. hehe- you mean your favorite fruit, right? The salsa looks incredible. This has been such a great weekend. I’m thinking I need some more pool time too

  2. I agree with Erica that salsa does look sooo good. I really need to make my own salsa sometime.

    Also that chicken looks delicious!!

    Get your work done quickly and enjoy your day by the pool 🙂

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