Boiling black eyed peas for Texas Two Bean Salad
Olive oil, cider vinegar, sugar
Black eyed peas, pinto beans, celery, pimentos, red bell pepper
A yummy, cold summer side dish. For the recipe, click here.
Boiling potatoes for potato salad
Mayonnaise, mustard, white vinegar, salt & pepper
Potatoes, celery, red onion. The recipe calls for one whole onion, but I recommend just a half or even a quarter. I also add pickles to mine.
Mixed together, with paprika on top. If you like potato salad, this is a classic. For the recipe, click here.
Martha's summer fruit sangria recipe
I used nectarine, strawberries, apricots, ginger & mint. This recipe was a bit tart for my liking. Perhaps omit lemon juice. On the second batch I added extra cointreau and a couple splashes of amaretto to sweeten it up and it was delicious. Next time I am going to use peach schnapps. I'll post the recipe below.
Avocado for guacamole. My recipe, below.
Four avocados, peeled
Two small tomatoes, diced small
One green onion, chopped
Juice of two small limes (to taste). You can substitute lemon if you don't have limes.
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
Salt & pepper, to taste. You can throw in some garlic salt for an extra kick if you like.
Peel and quarter avocados and place in medium bowl. Mash using a fork. Mix in tomatoes, onion, lime juice, cilantro and salt & pepper. This recipe always takes some tweaking at the end. Add or subtract ingredients to suit your taste.
Martha's Summer Fruit Sangria
In a large bowl or pitcher, combine 6 cups assorted fruit (such as mango, pineapple, cantaloupe, and apricot), sliced or cut into chunks, 1/4 cup thinly sliced peeled fresh ginger, 1 to 1 1/2 cups fresh basil or mint leaves, and 1/2 cup orange liquer, such as Cointreau. Mash gently with the back of a wooden spoon until basil is bruised and fruit releases juices. Add 1 bottle crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, and 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon) and stir to combine. Refrigerate 1 hour (or up to 1 day). To serve, fill eight glasses with ice and top with sangria.