If you need something to do with your kids on a rainy/snowy or otherwise inclement day I suggest some quality kitchen time rather than plunking your kids down in front of the TV. I know, I’m a luddite – but actually I’m not. I’m all over technology when it enables creativity rather than sinking one into a stupor. So, our school is closed today and thus far we’ve made Chocolate/Coffee/Amaretto Cake from the new Gourmet Cookbook (pause to shed a small tear about the end of that era…), my mother’s Chicken Curry (which I’ll post really soon – maybe even tomorrow) and the two Stern boys invented a recipe for salsa. A child in my younger son’s class gave a salsa demonstration a few weeks ago. The version my boys came up with worked perfectly and although I personally could do with some jalapeno, it was quite lovely just as it was. I challenge you to have your 8 or 10 year-old come up with a salsa recipe too. If you do, let me know how it goes, and what they put in it. I might even post it here for all the world to see. And by the by, we shot the photo of the salsa on our patio with the rain pouring down. When Foodgawker and Tastespotting picked up the photo the boys could not have been more proud. How’s that for a rainy day well spent?
- 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes (better tomatoes make better salsa)
- ½ a Maui onion, finely diced
- juice of ½ lemon (we used Meyer lemons)
- 1 clove garlic, finely diced
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely diced
- ½ teaspoon salt
Mix everything together in a bowl. Serve with tortilla chips.