so you know…

I love blogging.  I have always said it has been the fun surprise about my business.  What I thought would be a great way for me to share my menu’s with customers has instead become my platform about life, through the eyes of someone who is passionate about food.  When I am inspired I write.  When I am sad I write.  When I am beyond happy over the moon, I write.  When I cook, I write.  The biggest challenge for me is writing down what I create in order to share it with you in a recipe format.

As I have been thinking about sharing more recipes and menu ideas over the summer, I realize what a great catalog I am creating of my days in food.  Part of sharing is the real stuff, the little things that aren’t perfect.  The things that happen to all cooks, even professionals, that make you feel better.  For some reason I never think of myself as a professional, but apparently I am.

So you know…this morning I was preparing my egg for breakfast.  I love a fresh natural egg, fried perfectly so it is slightly runny when cut into, the yolk creating a perfectly natural sauce for whatever it is set upon.  Many mornings this includes chopped tomatoes and avocado.  Today I was short on ingredients and decided to use salsa for my juevos.  Yum, I couldn’t wait, and just as I spooned the salsa on I realized I had used pizza sauce from the other night!  Really?  What’s a girl to do?  So I sprinkled a little parmesan on top for Italian eggs instead.  Not sure I would intentionally re-create it, but there you have it.  So you know, we all make mistakes.  The recipes and the pictures always look, and are good, but it happens to all of us.  Enjoy it, make the most of it.  Choose to laugh instead of cry.

Below is a very simple recipe for salsa, a great thing to keep on hand in the fridge over these summer days…breakfast, lunch, or dinner there are a lot of ways to use it- just don’t mistake it for pizza sauce!

Nell’s Favorite Homemade Salsa

1-28 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes (in summer fresh, very ripe tomatoes are perfect!)

½ bunch cilantro

¼ onion, cut into small pieces

1 small clove garlic, smashed

Juice of half a lime

*optional- half a seeded fresh jalapeno

Dash of sea salt & pepper

Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender until desired consistency and serve. Great when prepared a day or few hours ahead of time for flavors to marry.

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