Well, hello there, my favorite little corner of the internet. Long time no see. We’ve been a smidge busy over here. You could say we got ourselves a new kitchen. (the better to make this addictive tomatillo salsa- but we’ll get to that. Feel free to just scroll on down for the recipe) I’ve had a lot of requests for kitchen pics, so here ya go. We were shooting for a modern farmhouse feel that I think we’ve more or less accomplished. I feel happy in the space, so I’m calling it a win.
Eighteen months after we fell in love with this view, our builder handed us the keys to our forever home. We are still slowly and lovingly settling in bit by bit.
Our other big news is less fun. A few months ago Alan diagnosed himself with Type 2 Diabetes. Completely unexpected as the man is healthy and active with no risk factors. Diabetes is an awful and life changing diagnosis for anyone, but for a man who loves food and wine? Heartbreaking on a completely different level.
Our silver lining is Alan’s extensive knowledge of his disease state and experience managing it for his patients. However, we refuse to go quietly into the dark night of cardboard food. We have made some big changes to our menus. Mainly keeping carbs and sugar to a minimum, while still creating mouth watering meals that are just as satisfying without the bread, rice and pasta. We’ve been experimenting with new flavor profiles. Vinegars, citrus and spices, oh, my! If you are on the lookout for low carb, low sugar meals that are still bursting with big flavors- you have found your spot. Stay tuned for more.
We finally have a garden again. Hooray! It is exploding right now, and we are having a ball experimenting with all our fresh summer veggies. Today I was in need of a quick snack and this tomatillo salsa was born. On a different day (say, maybe when the temps dip below triple digits), I might roast the tomatillos and the jalepeno for an even richer flavor profile and possibly toast some cumin seeds as well. But today, I’m hot and a little bit lazy. So all this goodness just got pulsed in the blender.
You will love this salsa because 1. it takes five minutes flat and 2. it is so versatile! It’s been less than 24 hours and it’s almost time to make another batch. I inhaled it on chips yesterday afternoon, drizzled some over Korean Short Ribs for dinner and it jazzed up our eggs this morning. This is a new summer staple around here.
Thank you for being here. I love this little corner of the internet. If you have diabetic friends or know anyone on the hunt for low carb, low sugar recipes that still taste pretty doggone good, please share this with them. We will be creating a category on the blog home page for Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I will also be working to add nutritional information to all our recipes soon. Happy Cooking!