Case of the Mondays and Zesty Summer Salsa


So who’s got a case of the Mondays?

Have you ever worked at a place like this?  Talk to me sista! (or brotha),  Tell me all about it your case of the Mondays and working at this type of office.  Don’t you LOVE this movie?  What is your favorite part?

The weekend was great.  It was cheerful and bright both Saturday and Sunday.  The only problem was that it flew by.   Time really flies when you’re having a peachy keen time, don’t ya agree?

Over the weekend I buzzed over to Parkesdale Farmers Market for my weekend dose of sweetness  a strawberry milkshake.  FYI- the milkshake was named by Food Network’s winner of best drinkable dessert!   Even better, I got to be strawberry queen for the day.   Though I might need to perfect my queen wave.

When I go to the Farmers Market I always try to find unique fruits and veggies like this hybrid- a strawberry onion.   Growing right outside the strawberry field (hence the name), it doesn’t taste like strawberries, though has a sweet punch.

Because Parkesdale has the best prices on produce (take that Publix!)  I loaded up my basket full; the pickings were good  I grabbed up avocado, mango, cucumber, apple and well lots of other stuff (won’t bore ya with entire shopping cart list)   It was a task to haul that basket around the market.   Thank goodness Joe , with his Mr. Clean arms, was there to carry the hefty bundle.  Here is the fruit of my labor:

So, what to do with all that produce?  Make Zesty Summer Salsa!   A fusion of sweet mango and peaches mixed together with a kick of spicy red peppers and you’ve got yourself a mah-ve-lous  dip.  You can eat this with chips or pita bread.   Be daring and try it on top of baked fish or chicken.

ZESTY SUMMER SALSA

  •  1 Medium to large mango, seeded, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 Medium peach, finely chopped
  • 1 Medium red or orange bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of red onion or strawberry onion
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 3 TBS orange juice
  • 1 pinch of lime zest
  • 1/2 TBS of lime juice  (use real limes!)
  • 1/2 tsp cider vinegar (optional- I thought the recipe would be ok without it.  You can always add some in after tasting)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 pepper
  • 3/4 tsp of cumin

In a medium bowl combine the mango, peach and pepper and onion.  In a small bowl mix together the oil, orange juice, lime zest, lime juice, vinegar (again optional), salt, pepper and cumin.   Gently stir the mixture a little bit of time to the mango mixture,  mixing in between.

What are you looking forward the most this summer?  Any vacation plans?

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