Tomatillo Salsa (aka: magic green sauce)

May I begin by saying, I love tomatillos!  Don’t fear them, fellow Gringos.  These lovely little green and yellow gooseberry cousins have a refreshingly savory, lemony flavor that goes well with so many dishes.  In the summer when they first ripen, I love them chopped into salads, dropped on top of nachos or a cold…

Yes you CAN make home made tomato sauce!

My in-laws came for a visit the last week in September and brought with them EIGHTEEN enormous vine ripened, home grown tomatoes.  We already had a gallon bag from my mom in the fridge and my neighbor asked me to take pity on her and pick hers as well.  For a person not terribly fond…

Stolen Applesauce

Okay, your apples don’t have to be stolen.  But mine were so here we go: Take a walk on a late summer/early fall day.  Pull your stroller, shopping cart, colander, or reusable grocery bag up to an apple tree.  Alternatively, go to the store or farmers market.  Look for 10-12 large apples.  They should be…