First – Here is the winner of our $25 Gift Card to Home Depot KAREN JORDAN!!! Be sure to email my assistant at kimber at to recieve your prize – and congrats.

And hey – aren’t we all winners since we are all on our way to have fab salsa gardens?  If you haven’t gotten started, you can check out all the instructions on last week’s post.

If you need some extra motivation, I am here to give you a week’s worth of recipe based on the salsa garden.

Here is what we have planted:

  • a variety of Tomatoe Plants
  • basil
  • cilantro
  • parsley
  • peppers
  • green onions

In addition to the salsa garden, we are also planning on planting some zuchinni and squash, and I’m going to see about planting some green garlic as well.

It has taken several days, but I have used my womanly wiles to pry Roger’s world famous salsa reciepe out of him. This is the same salsa that he and his brothers Rick and Randy and their lovely wives Debbie and Linda jarred for all of our wedding guests the day before we got married.

I promise you – bring this to any function and you will be the absolute hit of the party.

Roger’s Salsa
12 Tomatoes (or two large cans of crushed tomatoes)
1 can of tomato sauce (15 oz)
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped coarse down to the stemmy part
2 stems of green onion, chopped medium
1 red onion (I use two slices from the center
portion), chopped medium
2 jalapenos, chopped fine (leave seeds in) — if you
want mild salsa substitute Anaheim peppers; if you
want hot salsa substitute 4 habaneras.
4-5 cloves of garlic, chopped fine

Combine these ingredients in large glass bowl.  If
tomatoes were room temp to start with, I add two ice
cubes and mix in.  The following seasonings are very
approximate… I don’t measure.  Add the following
seasonings to taste (measurements given are
approximately what I use… ish)

2 T fresh oregano leaves – chopped
1 T cumin powder
1 T coarse ground black pepper
1 T fresh basil – chopped
1 tsp marjoram