Saturday, February 7, 2009

Salsa in your pj's

Hello my dear friends!! Oh have I missed you so. Sorry I haven't been blogging lately. I had a few tests this past week so I've been studying for those puppies. They went pretty well. I got a 90% in Statistics and an 80% in Chemistry. I will happily take both of those!! Also, I've been daydreaming a lot about Robert Pattinson of course.... BUT!!!!!! (yes, there's a but) there is this one boy who is absolutely adorable. He has Edward Cullen eyes and they just make me melt. I could stare at them all day. I sound like such a whiney girl talking about him, but I can't help it, damnit!

Besides that, I got a special delivery from my friend, Scott. He makes his own salsas and relishes by fermentation. They are living and vegan, so it's the best of both worlds. He lives in Pennsylvania and obviously, Pennsylvanians are really smart and can make GREAT food.

My sister and I really enjoyed these!! She eats the majority of the salsa in my house so the salsa vanished pretty quickly. She loved posing for pictures haha NOT. I always manage to get her when she's in her pj's with no makeup on, so that always cracks me up.

Scott sent us Mild Salsa and Hot Salsa. It was so cool because it bubbled when we opened the jar!! It was like a salsa volcano. The mild isn't very spicy so that's the one I liked more. My sister likes the hot one though.

But I'm more of a relish person myself, so I've been eating relish with everything. He sent the Garlic Dill Relish and the Horseradish Dill Relish. These are really good. In my house, we always have the regular kind with that Pelican on the jar, but Scott's is REAL relish. It tastes so different and it doesn't have that gel-like consistency of the regular kind. I ate mine on top of salads and on raw burgers.

So if you like salsa or relish, you should definitely give this a try. They are sold at some Whole Foods stores, but you can get them online at his website, too. I forgot to say that the fermentation process also makes the salsa and relish a lot healthier. Scott explains the science of it so much better than I ever could haha:

"Right now, we have 2 salsas (Hot and Mild) and 2 relishes (Horseradish Dill and Garlic Dill), all of which are preserved only through the ancient and natural art of lacto-fermentation. It’s a simple and live-giving process, where beneficial bacteria like Lactobacillus Acidophilus convert the starches and sugars of the raw vegetables into lactic acid (hence the term “lacto-fermentation”) and preserve the entire food, with its full compliment of enzymes, vitamins and minerals. We use no sugars or sugar substitutes in our products, and we use only a small amount of raw apple cider vinegar in our relishes (none in the salsas)."

So there you go. Enjoy my friends and Happy SATURDAY!! Stay warm and misbehave ;)

25 comments:

Jenn said...

I'm totally buying a sampler pack right now. They look awesome! Thanks for the info and review.

Wandering Coyote said...

Those look very cool and totally amazing. I've never heard of fermenting such things - only baked goods and some soy products - but I am aware of the health benefits of fermented products. Probably not available in Canada, though...

aredcardigan said...

Interesting....

I relish some Relish right now! Looks good!

Sorry to hear you've been so busy and of course we miss your zany self in the blogworld:)

Tell your sister she's so pretty!

Gina said...

I've been hearing such good reviews on the Garlic Dill Relish. I definitely want to try it now.

I have been a bad blogger lately also, my wireless totally is crap. Where is Geek Squad when you need them????

dessertobsessed said...

wow, they look awesome! thanks for the review!

River said...

Jo!! I've missed your fun posts! Congrats on all the test success! And YAY for a real life boy with dreamy eyes! :)

Wow, that salsa is bubbling its way out of the jar there! It's Mount Vesalsavus! Yes, I am a geek.

jessy said...

nice job on the tests, Joanna! you rock! i totally understand on the posts - you're one busy bee! :) i got all excitedfaced when i saw that you had posted again! superw00t!

thanks for the Zukay reviews, too! i picked up a jar of the horseradish-dill relish and i can't wait to break into it! mmmmmmmmmmmmm!

Reeni♥ said...

The bubbling lava salsa sounds delicious, I like mild, too. Who is this boy with the Edward eyes? You must lure him into your lair!!

Megan said...

mmm SALSA!!!! loves it :)

Juliet said...

Hey! Glad your tests went okay! The salsa/relish look really delicious!! :)

Agnesss =) said...

HEy JO!!

Ohhhhh these SALSAS look absolutely DELICIOUS!!!! And the RELISHES must be cool too!!

Joooo I'm SOOOOOO JEALOUS!!! I WaNT SOME!!!!!!!!! WHY DO YOU GUYS in the US have SOOO MANY COOL STUFF!!!!??? Hah....=PPP

Hope to hear from you soon

HUGS!!!!!!

Reeni♥ said...

Hi Jo, I just read your comment on my blog and he's your chemistry partner? Isn't that how Edward and Bella meet? Aren't they lab partners? It must be fate... Your chili sounds delicious!!!

Mihl said...

Congrats on your exams! I really wonder how many people got all these relishj samplers. I've seen them everywhere now :D

Kelly said...

Congrats on the exams!!! I am starting to get jealous of everyone who has received deliveries of this product. You are the third person I have seen to get them and my mouth is watering. I appreciated that you provided a little more detail on how they are made. Yum!

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

that salsa verde looks pretty good. hmmmmm....birthday purchase?

Joie de vivre said...

Jo, I'm glad to hear you're doing well in school. Your sister needs to ask herself, "If I'm always caught in my PJ's and with no make-up on, perhaps I wear my PJ's and go without make-up a lot!"

Emily said...

The salsas look delicious. I'd love to try any of them!

I'd be pissed if I were your sister. I don't let people take pictures of me with no makeup on.

jane said...

i've always wondered if that salsa was good!
anyway, how are you? sorry i haven't gotten back to you in the past week or so- i've been really busy! but it looks like you have to, with school and all.
email me if you want to hang out sometime!! have a good day :)

Michelle said...

This salsa looks delicious and hearty! I'm goign to have to try them! Congrats on the great grades!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Those stats are fantastic! Well done you.
I love me some Relish and that all looks so good ESPECIALLY the Garlic and Dill.

*swoons*

Bethany said...

mmm... horseradish dill sounds really good.

Once I made my own horseradish by grinding up a root in my kitchen. I was really close to the food processor when I took the top off and a huge mist of horseradish wafted out burning my eyes, nose and lungs. The Judge was on the counter at the time (sanitary, I know) and he poked his head near the food processor, breathed it in, then ran like crazy to the other side of the house. poor nosy kitty!

Joie de vivre said...

Joanna, I've missed your zaniness! I hope that means you're concentrating on school though. I just had to tell you, I finished New Moon yesterday. I liked it, but I am beginning to wonder what Edward sees in Bella. I mean, if you were 105 years old mentally (even if you were in a 17 year old body) what would you see in her? Wouldn't she seem extremely juvenile (albeit mature for her age, but still...) I still enjoyed it, but Bella's short-sightedness is starting to get on my nerves a little. That didn't stop me from reserving the third book from the library though! Hope all is well with you!

Pomegranate said...

Those are totally cool and amazing.

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wow! Jam, its my favorite. I'll buy a pack of that!

Sylvia said...

I love this salsa. My husband (not vegan) usually can't handle some of my "weird stuff", but this he LOVES! He couldn't even tell it was in the vegan category. Kudos! Recommend this all the way.
-Sylvia
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