Sunday, March 24, 2013

Mama is FRESH! Fresh Salsa in The House!

Nana Nucci would call you
if you sassed back,
told a joke,
flirted with a boy,
teased her,
pranced around in a new outfit 
if you
did just about anything
other than be a bore!
"Are you getting FRESH with me?",
she would say and then gently cover her mouth and start
laughing out loud!
Mama Holli whips up some 
about once a week for her familia.
It is very similar to the
recipe but slightly different in taste and preparation.
Pull out the trusty food processor or a blender.
I like to use the FP for this recipe as it works best 
with fresh toms. Over blending the tomatoes can make 
your salsa foamy, which you don't want!
Mama Holli's FRESH Salsa
4 vine ripe tomatoes ( quartered)
1 to 2 serrano peppers
1/3 cup purple onion
1 garlic clove
1 cup or more of cilantro
1/2 tsp of sea salt
1 tsp of red wine vinegar

Blend pepper, garlic, onion and cilantro first until finely chopped.
Add tomatoes one at a time, pulsing a few times in between each one. Add the salt and vinegar. This part is up to can pulse/blend it a little more to make it less chunky or leave it as it is. This Mama does NOT like chunky salsa so I blend pulse it a few more seconds. Not too long though or you will loose the fresh taste of the toms. 
This batch I photographed has extra cilantro. I was craving it that day! The fresh toms will blend more pink than red unlike canned toms, hence the greenish color of this batch.
Serve it up with some chips and you are good to go!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Baby Girl #1 in LOVE

This Baby Girl is in LOVE!
In LOVE with the beautiful
people of Belize!
"I'm Going Back!"
She says with a smile.
Some Way Some How
"I'm Going Back!"

Small little benches for my 
long legged girl!
Teaching Belize Babies to read!

Sharing a home with the 
lovely Mayan people.
Learning to make tamales 
with the women
and playing soccer 
with the children.
Her new favorite food is......

Fry Jacks Beans
and Eggs
for breakfast!

 You have to dump this all over it!

Eating Tamales!

Living in solidarity 
with the 
people of Belize.
sadly saying goodbye
just for a little while

And then there are days, 
when the world just sings to you, 
from the minute you open your eyes 
to the minute you shut them again at night.
Belize Delegation 2013

Stay Safe my sweet friends until I see
your beautiful faces again.
I will pray for you all each night before 
I lay my head to rest until I see you again.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Mama is HUNGRY!

I am craving this dish 

So I am slipping on my boots,
grabbing my pocket book, 
(as Granny would say)
and heading to town!
Eggplant & Chicken Parmesan
here I come
if you want the recipe.
I want to serve it up on these
fun plates from Anthropologie!
HOW fun are these!!
I am off