Saturday, August 11, 2007

Home-grown salsa

This year we planted some vegetables and we are calling it a garden. We planted 4 different types of peppers, two types of tomatoes, onions, green beans, zucchini, sweet corn, and pumpkin. We have been pleasantly surprised by the sizable amount of fruit we have received from the little amount of work we have put into it. My goal for the summer was to be able to make salsa from our garden. Today it happened. Our boys waited around the table in anticipation of this great event. It's yummy.


Yes, those are both smiles.

Ezra trying it out. He liked it but the onions made him cry.

1 comment:

dad black said...

Homegrown Tomatoes
By Guy Clark, 1997

Ain't nothin' in the world that I like better
Than bacon and lettuce and homegrown tomatoes.
Up in the mornin' out in the garden
Get you a ripe and don't get a hard one.
Plant 'em in the spring; eat 'em in the summer
All winter without them's a culinary bummer
I forget all about the sweatin' and diggin'
Everytime I go out and pick me a big one.

Homegrown tomatoes, homegrown tomatoes
What'd life be without homegrown tomatoes?
Only two things money can't buy
That's true love and homegrown tomatoes

I've been out to eat and that's for sure,
But it's nothin' a homegrown tomato won't cure.
Put 'em in a salad put 'em in a stew.
You can make your very own tomato juice.
Eat 'em with eggs eat 'em with gravy;
Eat 'em with beans pinto or navy;
Put 'em on the side put 'em in the middle;
Put a homegrown tomato on a hotcake griddle

Homegrown tomatoes, homegrown tomatoes
What'd life be without homegrown tomatoes?
Only two things money can't buy
That's true love and homegrown tomatoes.

If I's to change this life that I lead,
I'd be Johnny tomato seed
Cause I know what this country needs
Homegrown tomatoes in every yard you see.
When I die don't bury me in a box in a cemetery
Out in the garden would be much better
I could be pushin' up homegrown tomatoes

Homegrown tomatoes, homegrown tomatoes
What'd life be without homegrown tomatoes?
Only two things money can't buy
That's true love and homegrown tomatoes.

Homegrown tomatoes, homegrown tomatoes
What'd life be without homegrown tomatoes?
Only two things money can't buy
That's true love and homegrown tomatoes.