Sunday, September 6, 2015

I Am Doing The Things I Love To Do, Again...

 Today I will be making salsa. Can you guess why I am in...
...these stocking feet?What do stocking feet have to do with salsa? Well, a lot.  It seems that when I am wearing flats or stocking feet all day while standing my back begins to hurt. I also notice how tired I become at the end of the day after all that chopping.

Day one; dealing with tomatoes. I blanch them to remove the skins, then chop them. Always wear gloves when handling hot peppers.
Day two; the peppers and onions. I chop faster if I am standing. My solution? Clogs! The Scandinavians and the Dutch got it right. I wore these the second day. My back did not hurt and I was not tired by the end of the day. I had more energy! My daughters would've said, "Mom, you're not supposed to wear that kind of shoe with "skinny jeans." Well, I won't tell if you won't. Let's face it, there is nothing glamorous about making salsa.  We must find our glamour someplace else. So... We did. Grace Kelly is the glamour in this day. "Rear Window," has suspense, romance.. .you name it, it's all there. Her clothes, taffeta, silk, and divine crepe are all there.  She has such style and grace in her walk and talk. Her jewelry is tastefully worn. Each outfit complete.
I got so caught up in the movie, when my husband came in the room I turned to him, very seriously and said,"We think Thorwall's guilty." This brought an all knowing chuckle to my fun loving husband. My time making salsa became an event. Cilantro is a must for good salsa.
So all that time and chopping are now on the shelf waiting for winter. Yum! If you think you have seen this post before it because I am re-posting it. This is what I am doing now in my life. I get to enjoy my home and garden again. I get to show my family how much I love them. I am doing things I love once again. I am truly blessed. Please write me a comment today. I'd love to hear from you. Blessings, Kathi 

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"Go to the stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest." Proverbs 6:6


Rue said...

Good morning sweet Kathi :)

That salsa looks delicious! I've been meaning to try my hand at canning, but haven't yet.

I love the movie Rear Window. Suspense in the form of Mr. Hitchcock is always fun. Except for psycho. I can't watch that one... too scary for me lol

The Homemaking book with the 50s gals on it looks really interesting :)

I hope you're enjoying your holiday weekend!


gin said...

I do enjoy your blog. I found you several years and I look forward to your sharing of your days. I've never made salsa, but I have famiky who do and I enjoy their stock pile. Keep your inspiration coming for us.

Kathi said...

Thank you Rue, and Gin for you kind and thoughtful comments. I always wonder who might read my posts. I am so glad you find them inspiring. I always pray that they would minister to people. Blessings, Kathi

Mary said...

Hi Kathi!I so enjoy reading about your life and your wonderful homemaking skills. I know that you have had a difficult journey this year and for that I am truly sorry. Your salsa looks delicious!!

Kathi said...

Thank you, Mary. I would love to know if you have a blog or used to have one. Kathi

Rose of Sharon said...

Dear sister, I would love to learn how to make salsa. We have tons of tomatoes, onions and peppers. If I bring them with me when I come visit next weekend, do you think you can teach me how? I love you!!!

Mary said...

Hi Kathi,
I don't have a blog but I enjoy reading yours, and your sister Sharon's blog, Rose of Sharon.

Molly Moore said...

Hi Kathi-
Glad to see your posts again!!! The salsa looks fabulous--you are very talented! Also, I love old movies--I just might have to check this one out!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

You have been one busy lady! I've never made salsa, ...your's sounds yummy! I have to wear my clogs in the kitchen if I'm working on timely cooking projects, too! My feet get so tired and achy if I don't! Thankful that they help! :) ~Rhonda


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