I’ve never had much luck growing tomatoes, but I never gave it much effort except to put them in the ground and hope. This time, I’m serious. I have nine plants and four varieties. I have tons of green ones.
My husband eagerly awaits “my” salsa.
Everyone loves “my” salsa: family, friends, coworkers, enemies, neighbors. Everyone wants the recipe. Well, here it is: It’s very difficult and I slave over it for several minutes every year: I take a can of diced tomatoes, stir in an envelope of Mrs. Wages Classic Salsa Mix and open a beer (for me, not the salsa).
Sometimes I add cilantro, corn or black beans. Even after I tell them, people are crazy for it. They call it “Jennie’s salsa.” It even feels dishonest to say “Thank you.”
I didn’t even find the mix on my own. A co-worker made it once, I tasted it. She told me about Mrs. Wages and I’ve never looked back. It’s often sold in grocery stores in August and September. If you don’t see it, check out at Mrs. Wages website
By the way, I’m working on a story about the wondrous tomato, how it came to be such a staple, why it’s the only thing some people grow. I’d love to hear from you about your tomatoes, how you use them, favorite recipes, stories, anything.
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