Friday, October 16, 2015

Ms. Bihari's Class Makes Salsa

Today Ms. Bihari's class made salsa. The students remembered that they'd planted a salsa garden in the spring. One of the chilies in the salsa was from that garden. The rest of the ingredients were donated by Gelson's. The students liked the salsa so much that they wanted seconds but there were none-we'd given them generous servings after they'd done their cutting of tomatoes, chilies, onions; measuring of olive oil and lime juice and pressing of garlic.

Thanks to Laura for assisting!


8 tomatoes
1 bunch cilantro-torn into small pieces
3 T. olive oil
3 T. lime juice
1-2 jalapeno chilies-cut
2-3 green onions-cut
2 cloves of garlic-pressed and cut

Basically, cut everything into small pieces and mix together. Wear gloves when cutting peppers. Add salt and pepper to taste if desired (we didn't). The salsa was very colorful due to the colorful heirloom tomatoes. (We discussed the meaning of heirloom and heirloom seeds).

After eating, the children and Ms. Bihari voted for their favorite vegetable. They'll plant seeds of the most popular. Cucumber was the most popular so they can plant that in the spring. Since some students like lettuce and carrots, they'll plant those and also some peas and radishes.

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