Upper South

August, 2003
Regional Report


Pico de Gallo
Although salsas are now made out of all manner of fruits and vegetables, the luscious ripe tomatoes of late summer call us to make the mother of all salsas, otherwise known as the beak of the rooster.

2 large ripe, red slicing tomatoes, cored and chopped
1 small white onion, chopped
1 green onion, chopped
1 to 3 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
1/4 cup cilantro leaves, minced
One lime
1 teaspoon salt

In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, onions, peppers, and cilantro. Squeeze the juice from the lime and sprinkle on the salt. Let sit 30 minutes before serving to allow the salt to draw the juices together. Stir just before serving.

Makes about 2 cups.

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A Time to Plant & Harvest Fest
See demonstrations of tree and bulb planting, quilting, basket weaving, and gourd decorating, plus listen to noted speakers and shop for locally made crafts and other items at the second annual "A Time to Plant & Harvest Fest" at Old Thyme Loghouse Gardens in Otisco, Indiana, on Saturday, September 6. Speakers include Bob Hill, woody ornamental specialist; Stephen Lee with an herb cooking demonstration; and Glenn Weiss giving help on putting your water garden to bed for the winter. The Sunnyside Master Gardener Association of Southern Indiana will be available to answer gardening questions. The event is free, but there is a $1 parking charge that goes to fund Boy Scout projects. Harvest stew and drinks will be available. The Gardens are located at 8207 Old Highway 3. For more information, contact Cheryl Gilbert, (812) 256-7971.

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