I do like coffee. Interestingly, I used to not drink coffee, or tea, when I was growing up. I started when I was working at Tivoli. I noticed many of my co-workers gathering in the kitchen area for coffee and just chatting. I really got intrigued and just got into it.
But as much as I wanted to get into it, it being coffee, it just didn’t taste right. Many told me that it was an acquired taste. Which I found baffling – why would I want to try anything that requires me to “acquire a taste” for. There are so many yummy things that I never had to “acquire” the taste for. They were just delicious.
Anyway, I gave in – and put all the cream and sugar that the beverage would take to make it drinkable.
Over the years my taste for coffee has changed. I now take my coffee black and without sugar / sweetener. For a while I was really into Latte and Mocha Latte, both of which I find very good, but don’t care for either too often. If I am looking for a specialty coffee, I look for a cordato.
- 2/3 cup grape tomatoes, chopped (10 to 12)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped pineapple
- 3 medium avocados, diced
- 1/2 finely chopped sweet onion, such as Vidalia
- 1/8 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- Black pepper
Combine the tomatoes, pineapple, avocados, onion, cilantro, lime juice, red pepper flakes and garlic salt in a medium bowl. Add pepper to taste. Serve with lime tortilla chips.
Recipe courtesy Trisha Yearwood
Strawberry Tomato Salsa Recipe
- 2 pints cherry tomatoes, quartered
- 1 pint fresh strawberries, chopped
- 8 green onions, chopped
- 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
- 6 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, strawberries, green onions and cilantro. In a small bowl, whisk oil, vinegar and salt; gently stir into tomato mixture. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6 cups.
Strawberry Tomato Salsa
Feb 11, ’15 – Didn’t realize they had stopped their buffet station.
We have a chili cook-off at work and I “foolishly” signed up 😦 Now I’m stuck coming up with a recipe that:
- will work the first
- Does NOT need a slow cooker / crockpot
- Betty Crocker
- Tasty and spicy chili made with beef and beans