Monday, April 28, 2008

Bulletin Board

Here is my first bulletin board that I made. I think this will be one of many. It was fun to do. I took an old picture frame and painted it. I then wrapped batting and fabric around a cork board and stapled it with a staple gun. I used tacks to hold the ribbon in place and then used a glue gun to put a button on the top of the tacks. It was a lot of fun and I'm very happy with the results.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Zucchini-Avocado Salsa

I just had the most amazing salsa ever! A couple of years ago I started making my own pico de gallo (chunky salsa) with homegrown tomatoes. We lived off of that stuff because it was so good. Well, I just tried this new salsa recipe that is just as good, if not better, and I had to share it. This tastes best when made with fresh, organic ingredients.

2 small zucchini, diced (about 2 cups)
1 cup of fresh or frozen corn
2 green onions, sliced
2 medium avocados, diced
2 Tbs. of fresh lime juice
1/4 cup of olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 Tbs. chopped up fresh cilantro
dash of hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Steam zucchini and corn together for just 2 or 3 minutes until colors are bright. Place in a bowl with remaining ingredients and stir together and chill for at least one hour. And that's it! You can also add 1-2 tomatoes chopped up, which I did. I think that gives it more flavor.

I had some left over grilled chicken breast that I chopped up and put on the side to make it a complete meal. I also ate the salsa with those Tostitos that have a hint of lime. YUM!!!