Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Note: I did not use any oregano, or cilantro(I forgot to buy).  I will include the link so you can read the comments/reviews to get an idea if you want to tweak the recipe or not. I blended mine first then cooked it. I use a little bit of vinegar and lime juice instead of water but next time I will just use a little bit of lime juice only since it has enough liquid if you blend it first.  It is soooo yummy!

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

  • 1 pound tomatillos, husked ( I used the ones from our garden and I didn't weigh to see if it was a pound)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 serrano chile peppers, minced  (I used 4 Thai peppers instead.)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 2 cups water


  1. Place tomatillos, onion, garlic, and chile pepper into a saucepan. Season with cilantro, oregano, cumin, and salt; pour in water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the tomatillos are soft, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Using a blender, carefully puree the tomatillos and water in batches until smooth. 

Here's an update on our garden:

Thought yall might like to see pictures:)
Duck eggs! Don't know if you can tell but the yolks are huge! I found out never use them when fresh. Need to let them sit for a week before using that includes boiling them. They are great for baking with.

A soft cheese-Queso Blanco made from raw cow's milk.

Recipe for Queso Blanco:
Most of the supplies you will need to turn out this simple cheese are probably already in your kitchen. The ingredients could not be more basic.

1gallon whole milk
1/8 apple cider vinegar (acv)

In a large pot, heat milk, stirring to prevent scorching, until it reaches 200 degrees F. Add the acv in a thing trickle, and continue to stir until the curds  separate from the whey. Do not let milk boil or the cheese will be ruined.

Line colander with butter muslin, old bleached pillow case, bleached sheet, or nut milk bag. Then ladle the curds into the colander. Tie the four corners of the muslin intoa knot and hang the bag to drain for several hours. Refrigerate several hours, until the cheese sets. Store in refrigerator.
-From the book"Just In Case: How to be self -sufficient when the unexpected happens" by Kathy Harrison

Let me know if any of yall try this and what you think.

Have a blessed day!



Friday, November 4, 2011

Don't try to find Mr. Right. Learn to be Miss right, and the one who finds you will be Mr. Right.~ Preparing To Be A Help Meet by Debi Pearl

What is your take on this quote? I'd like to hear your thoughts.

Remember Again!

As you run hard and fast after Jesus, look to the left and to the right and marry the man who is running beside you.

Are you running hard and fast after Jesus or are you just sitting around being spiritual? Running is doing. Get started doing what the Lord would want you to do & get acquainted with those in your circle.