Nectarine Basil Salsa

Nectarine Basil Salsa

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in appetizers, Latin American, Recipes | No Comments

My friend Melinda and I were recently vacationing in Florida. I seriously can’t think of a better post-beach snack than chips and salsa. We were determined to make a different salsa for each day we were there. Yep. We’re just a couple ‘a salsa whores. Here’s one of our favorites! Ingredients: 2 Nectarines, preferably organic ...

Cherry Mint Salsa

Cherry Mint Salsa

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in appetizers, Latin American, Recipes | No Comments

This salsa goes really well with cinnamon-sugar tortilla chips. I’m just sayin’… Ingredients: 2 Cups Pitted Black Cherries, chopped 1 tbsp Red Onion, finely diced Juice of one lime 2 tbsp Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice 1 tsp Orange Zest 1 Jalapeño Pepper, finely diced (keep the seeds for more heat) 1 tbsp Fresh Mint, finely ...

Spicy Plum Salsa

Spicy Plum Salsa

Posted by on Aug 21, 2011 in appetizers, Latin American, Recipes | No Comments

This is my friend Mel’s favorite salsa (a.k.a. Lady Beast Salsa.) Ingredients: 8 Ripe Plums, pits removed and chopped 1 Orange, sectioned and chopped 1 Lime, sectioned and chopped 1/4 Cup Red Bell Pepper, finely chopped 3 tbsp Red Onion, finely chopped 1 Jalapeño Pepper, finely chopped (with seeds for more heat) 1-2 tbsp Fresh ...

Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup with Fresh Sage

Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup with Fresh Sage

Posted by on Aug 4, 2011 in appetizers, Italian, Recipes, sides, soups | No Comments

Yesterday I found myself at Prairie Fruits Farm, sayin’ hey to the goats and checkin’ out what produce Blue Moon Farm had to offer. For those of you who live in Champaign/Urbana, Prairie Fruits Farm has a “Sale on the Farm” every Tuesday from 3-7pm. They also have some amazing Sorbetto made with locally grown ...