Thank you to everyone who came out to Thrive’s 2nd Annual Salsa Festival & Showdown on The Commons in downtown Medford last Saturday!
Celebrate the abundance of local food this harvest season with Thrive’s 12th Annual Eat Local Celebration!
Sweet, crunchy, and boldly colored, the bell pepper is a versatile summer vegetable. With origins in Central America and South America, the Europeans were not introduced to the bell pepper until Columbus brought them back from his adventures in 1493.
With tomatoes and peppers coming into season, it’s the perfect time of year to make a fresh tomato salsa. Fresh salsa is also known as salsa fresca or pico de gallo (which translates to ‘beak of the rooster’) in Mexican cuisine. If you are new to salsa making, peruse the basic recipes listed below.
The sad, mealy, so-called tomatoes we choke down in the off-season pale in comparison to a fresh, juicy, in-season tomato. The two simply do not compare beyond a mere resemblance. Ripe tomatoes from my mother’s garden are one of my childhood pastimes and an annual marker of summer.