Friday, April 25, 2008

Courgette Salsa - Grow Your Own #9

¡Viva Cinco de Mayo!

This tasty salsa can be used as an appetizer, spooned over a steak or as salad dressing.

I used organic zucchinis (or courgettes) from the family farm located about 150 miles (about 250 km) from where we live. We go there once a month and that's when I have plenty of time to experiment with home grown ingredients.

This is my entry for Grow Your Own event that promotes the use of ingredients we grow or raise ourselves and also the dishes we make using our homegrown products. To view other entries and participating blogs, please visit Andrea's blog!

Courgette Salsa
From Woman and Home magazine

2 ripe tomatoes, core removed, finely chopped
1 medium courgette, finely chopped
2 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
finely grated zest and juice 1 lime
handful fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
3 tsp sweet chilli sauce (optional) - I used 1 tsp chilli powder
1 lime, cut into wedges, to serve
1/4 teaspoon salt

1) Mix the chopped tomatoes and courgette with the rest of the ingredients, plus a pinch of sugar if not using the chilli sauce. Set the salsa aside at room temperature. Serve as appetizer.

Zucchini plants

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Flavors and colors from foreign lands

From India: My husband spent a few days in India and brought home some nice spices, like Curry and Garam masala, and colorful bracelets and pashminas.

From England: I set up a meeting between my husband and Val, a blogger friend whom I have not met yet. The gift exchange was mutual, we had bought each other magazines, chocolate bars and spices. The wellies are so cute...

A few spices my husband got to buy at Tesco.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

A big thanks... My Moo cards are here!!!

My birthday present came in a week earlier and it was a huge surprise! A signed contract with Foodbuzz and a free gift!!! Moo mini cards with my name and blog name printed on the back of the cards that have such nice food pictures!

You have a food blog and have not yet joined Foodbuzz... Why not do it now? Just click here to sign up! Please remember to type in http://fromourhometoyours-en.blogspot as your referrer!

Thank you!