Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Te quiero verde ” I Love Green”

Yes it’s that time of year again.  The day we have been waiting for all summer has arrived.

It’s Tomatillo Time !

Since finding out I was allergic to red tomatoes last year , I have been looking into making things with these little treasures.  All summer I had been fearing that my destructive gardening tendancies would have destroyed my little tomatillo patch out in the back 40, but I managed to save 3 plants, which to my surprise, provided me with more than enough to get me through our long cold winters here in Northern Ontario! Continue reading

Watermelon Strawberry Daquiri

This is my July beverage of choice .  It  has been a hot summer, without much rain, so smoothies and iced beverages are going fast around here.

 We recently  purchased a commercial blender with a 1.5 horse power motor, that will grind up any frozen fruit you put into it , in no time .  If you don’t have a commercial blender that’s ok , it just takes a little longer to blend that’s all.  

John and I  found ourselves with some left over watermelon one day,  and wanted to do something easy  with it , so this is what I did.  You can omit the alcohol if you like.  

~Watermelon Strawberry Daquiri~ 


  • 2 cups (500mL) watermelon , chopped
  • 2 cups(500mL) ice
  • 2 cups(500mL) whole frozen strawberries
  • splash of lime juice
  • 1 tbsp(30mL) sweetener of choice or sweeten to taste
  • 3 oz. (88mL) good amber rum( make sure it is 100% imported rum )


Put watermelon into blender and  blend on low until liquid .   Add strawberries a few at a time along with the lime juice, sweetener, and rum.  Blend on low while adding ice a little at a time.  The consistency should be slushy and thick  .

Put into chilled glasses with a sprig of mint , pop in a straw and you are set to go .

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