Day: 5 July 2013

Quest Recipe: Super Easy Salsa

130Amazing Ann’s Easy Salsa


  • 1 Can Ro-Tel Mexican Diced Tomatoes with Lime Juice and Cilantro (Drained)
  • 1 Can Diced Fire Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic (Drained)
  • 1 Can Diced Mexican Style Tomatoes (Drained)
  • 1 Small Can Diced Green Chiles
  • 1/4 Regular White Onion
  • 1 Large Garlic Clove
  • 1 Cup Cilantro (no need to chop it up, just hack off a chunk from the bunch)


Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend/process until the salsa looks the way you want it to look.  Add salt if you think you need to. I love salt and I don’t add it. But it’s your mouth. Your taste buds. You do whatever.

Pour into a bowl. Put some chips nearby. Watch it disappear. It’s even yummier when you heat it up. Warm salsa…yum!

Make sure to recycle your cans (or tins if you call them that).

Ginny’s Personal Notes: I would consider this salsa on the “Medium” side of spiciness. I like the kick. The more I seek and appreciate the minimalist lifestyle, the more I can appreciate recipes like this one. Simple yet amazing. Like life should be.

Many thanks to Ann (pictured above in the red top) for this recipe. She really is amazing…

If you try it, please let me know what you think in the comments section below.

Cheers to you and happy eating!

The Closet Countdown: Day 4

TCC Day 4This is the last of my daily updates for The Closet Countdown. Weekly will be better. Reading about my drinking habits and my clothing choices will get boring. I know because I think writing about them will be boring.

Here’s what you may assume about my daily clothing choices for the remainder of The Closet Countdown:

  • Morning run: Tank top and a sport skort or leggings.
  • Daily life: Different top with my skort or a different skirt with my top. Or a dress. Whatever.
  • Evening drink: Tequila. Life is good. I’m learning a lot about simplifying my life, living with less, and minimalism and truth and justice for all.

See? That might get boring. So I’ll switch to weekly updates with pictures after this post.

So…today I wore a black tank top and black leggings for the morning run. Switched to the ever-reliable Merrell Lily Dress for Independence Day activities (eating grilled food, playing a crazy-fun card game appropriately titled “Oh Hell”, drinking, and lighting things on fire). It was a fabulous day with dear friends and family. And yes, I drank tequila. Because it’s so American to celebrate our independence by consuming imported alcohol (I have a sarcasm streak that runs a mile wide).

As always, I extend a cheerful heart of gratitude to you dear reader. Thank you for your time and attention. Cheers!

Hope everyone who celebrated had a happy fourth! Here is a collage of some random pictures from our festivities. Recipe for my friend Ann’s fabulous (super easy) salsa recipe soon to come…