It's been a great Saturday. I met two friends for breakfast at Rocket Baby Bakery this morning, then went shopping at Glorioso's. When I got home, Chris asked for help making salsa, which was a great idea because our most recent CSA box contained everything we needed.
I love that Chris volunteered to make salsa because I don't like tomatoes, cilantro nor hot peppers, which takes away any enjoyment in making salsa. Chris however loves every element of salsa, so I printed out his favorite tomato salsa recipe and salsa verde recipe from Allrecipes.com.
I bought a Zyliss knife set at Glorioso's this morning, so I asked Chris to test out my new knives during his salsa prep. They worked really well, and I'm glad I bought them. Only $15 for 3 knives, and they come with protective covers, which I like for storage and camping purposes.
It's rare for me to buy something without researching it first, but a friend recently recommend Zyliss knives, and he spends a lot of time cooking so it was a trustworthy recommendation. I was happy to see positive reviews when I checked Amazon after my purchase; hopefully that means they're durable.
Salsa verde is often served with tacos or grilled meat, but Chris simply likes to use it as a dip for tortilla chips. I like getting items like tomatillos in our CSA box because it forces us to try new recipes, like salsa verde, which we had never made at home prior to becoming CSA members.
While Chris enjoyed his chips and salsa this afternoon, I had a slice of cranberry walnut bread from Rocket Baby Bakery topped with pear jam from The Summer Kitchen. After trying this bread at La Merenda with peach preserves, I knew I wanted to buy it the next time I was at Rocket Baby, and it was just as good with pear jam.