Sunday, June 27, 2010

Peach Salsa

Robert and I got married about 3 1/2 years ago. Wow! It seems like 2, tops. While we received a lot of gifts (which we appreciate :) one of my favorites is a cookbook. I learned (when my mom gave me the list of family guests!) that I have some cousins in Augusta, home of the Masters. They sent me Par 3 Tea Time at the Masters. I remember thinking, "What? We don't play golf!?" and it landed in the pile o' gifts. Well, let me tell you, it's in my top 3 cookbooks that I use OFTEN and this latest recipe is the perfect summer appetizer! So head out to your local farmers market (or if you live in Albany...Mark's Melon Patch or Publix) and grab some peaches. You will love this one.

Peach Salsa

3 peaches, peeled, pitted and cut into bite-size pieces
1 red or green pepper, diced
1/4 cup diced red onion
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
5 to 6 fresh Basil leaves, cut into ribbons
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt

Combine all and mix in a large bowl. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.


P.S. Other great recipes from this cookbook I have made:
Spinach Squares
Ultimate Breakfast Strata
Baked Corn Dip
Hot chicken and Sausage Dip

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mantel Mania

I often get into the conversation of which would be easier: remodeling or building a home? I haven't done either yet, so ask me in 6 months after I build. With that said, my vote as of now is remodeling!! Among many,many decisions (doors, trim, yada, yada) I have to make, one I am struggling with is the fireplace. New? Old? I have NOTHING to work with (vs. remodelers) so I have to come up with something from scratch. Some Inspiration:

I love the last pic with the brick. How cozy! Maybe I could find an old mantel here or here....

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I wish I had time tonight (or any other night) to blog about...

1. My trip to Puerto Rico

2. My favorite new recipe of Tyler Florence's

3. My house plans...I got them!! It's becoming real that I will, at some point, in the near future, have a house of my own!!!

3. The new season of Top Chef D.C.

4. Joining the gym with Robert. It's taking up a lot of our a good way.

5. My bestest friend Laurel being in town for the summer!! (another reason for post slackness)

LOVE to all!