Salsa and Pesto

Last week’s CSA box called out to be made into salsa.  Tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers, and peaches.  A friend of mine had served the Costco mango salsa at a birthday party recently, and so I thought peaches would also go very nicely.  We ate the rest of my peaches outright because they were so good, but one did make it into the salsa.  The jalapenos were hotter than any I have ever grown in my garden, so 1/4th of one seeded pepper made the salsa too spicy to serve the kids.  YOW!

I love homemade pesto, so was thrilled earlier this season when I received basil as a fresh herb in my box.  Garlic, olive oil, parmesan cheese and toasted walnuts from my friend’s English Walnut tree and I am a happy camper.

I like to freeze my pesto in ice cube trays to make it keep longer and I always estimate there is about 1 Tablespoon of pesto per cube.

Tonight though, I went for a quick and easy dinner.  We had middle school orientation after work until about 7:30pm, and by the time I got home, no one was cooking.  Some fresh pasta, my pesto and a salad was dinner.  Nothing new, but the kids always love pasta and if I can get a salad in along the way, I have done my duty for dinner.

About csamom

Living in Eastern Washington State for the past 15 years, I appreciate the wonderful produce we have available here. I am a working mom, with the typical active family. We have two children, a cat, a fish, and a snake.
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