Broccoli Olive and Corn Salsa Recipe

I'm just mixing up cultures as I see fit. All cuisines, from all over the world, have the human palate in common. They can blend in some amazing ways. 
This has a really fresh and clean flavor. It's light, but filling. Ideal for the end of summer. It just needs a little bread or rice to go with it. 

Make sure when you serve it to coat the bread or rice with some of that scrumptious sauce!
Salsa Recipe Ingredients
2 broccoli crowns, chopped small
1 can small black olives, halved
2/3 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 shallots, diced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 poblano, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tlbs olive oil
1 tbl hot sauce
2 tsps spicy mustard
2 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsps dry thyme

Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Let rest overnight. 

The broccoli cooks in the acid and the frozen ingredients thaw without losing their color or flavor.


The Seldom Gardener

A couple of interesting discoveries recently. Ramen noodles are great straight from the package. I've been reading about other people liking this for years and always dismissed it. To look at them out of the cellophane, they just don't look as if they would taste good at all.

Boy was I wrong on that count! They are great. Like a cross between nuts and chips. Salty and crunchy and different from other similar snacks. They look like they'll be too hard like dry pasta, but that isn't the case. They have a great texture and snap. And unlike when they are cooked in water, unboiled ramen do not require the services of the 'flavor packet' to taste really great. They're salty, nutty and delivious.

They're also great sprinkled on salads.

Chopped off my garlic sprout and ate it. Cutting off the green sprout is supposed to funnel the energy into growing the bulb. We'll see. I cut it up and put it in my salad. It had a very mild garlic flavor.

Was able to get some romaine sprouted from the core. It's in the early stages. All in all I'm finding trying to grow food vegertables on my windowsills a fascinating experiment.