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Stone Fruit Salsa


Stone Fruit Salsa | My Edible JourneyI love salsa

Tomato salsa is great. There is decent stuff available in jars year round, and in late summer I love making my own.  But fruit salsas are special. Sure, some stores sell mango or pineapple variations, but they aren’t the same as pieces of fresh fruit, heaped on a chip or served alongside sausage or halloumi style cheese (check out my cherry basil salsa from last year).

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Stone Fruits

Nectarine Scones | My Edible Journey

The edible seasons are flying by.  While there are some late bearing strawberries to be had, the season is pretty well over.  Berries will be finished soon.  CSA baskets are now brimming with zucchini, tomatoes, eggplant and peppers.  But there are still stone fruits.  Delicious, juicy, inspiring stone fruits.  And to celebrate, I’m sharing two recipes plus a recipe idea that still needs tweaking. Continue reading

Fresh Cherry Basil Salsa

Cherry Basil Salsa |My Edible Journey

It’s cherry season!

To understand how happy I am that cherry season is here, you need to know what happened last year in Niagara.  Last spring, actually.  We experienced weather in March that was beyond balmy.  It was downright warm.  So warm that we planted radishes and peas and harvested both before we normally would have planted them.  So warm that the trees were tricked into budding early.  Too early.  An unfortunate hard frost came through and wiped out the local cherry crop, along with a lot of the other tree fruits.  Cherries were hardest hit, though.  We managed a meagre basket, found early one morning at the market, and that was the beginning, middle and end of cherry season for 2012. Continue reading