Nurse Judy McIntosh:
"This is me at Don Pablo's
for my birthday last October.
I like the Don's food, but I'd much
rather have my own salsa!" (Cleo agrees.)
You can read more about Nurse Judy in her fun, funny, (and inspiring) bio below the recipe. (She went back to Purdue at age 32 for her nursing degree and went back for her Master's at age 52.)
Fun Foodie Trivia
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|Cleo Coyle, author of |
The Coffeehouse Mysteries
|Nurse Judy McIntosh,|
who does not wear the
sombrero on duty,
or so her patients claim.
Makes about 3 quarts (6 pints) of salsa
(Note: Judy says she gets the best results with the Roma variety.
You'll need 3-4 pounds of fresh tomatoes. Use the ripest you can find.
Fresh tomatoes will give you the best tasting salsa, but in a pinch,
you can use top quality, canned whole tomatoes.)
(Note: Judy uses Vidalias)
Judy's final note: "You can take out some of the salsa base before you add the vinegar and add it to fresh avocados with lime juice for an awesome guacamole. Another way to do this is with the canned salsa: simply drain out the excess juice, add lime juice (I prefer Key limes), and avocados."
Born in Arkansas with a Mamaw that could cook an old shoe and make it taste wonderful! Learned to cook early out of necessity because the cooking gene skipped my mom. She could paint, sing, sew, quilt, and swing a hammer with the best but she just could NOT cook! I went to Purdue University to become a veterinarian and met a dark haired young man under a piece of mistletoe at a Christmas party. Our first kiss was 30 minutes long! So, of course, we eloped, two and one half months later, over Spring Break, 38-1/2 years ago. (That first kiss is why we always have mistletoe up at Christmas!)
|John and Judy McIntosh|
A Brew to a Kill: A Coffeehouse Mystery
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culinary mystery, click here.
Read with joy!