Showing posts with label Chris Hansen Orf. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chris Hansen Orf. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Congrats to our final winner!
Molly Ebert of Indiana won our
last $25 Williams-Sonoma gift
certificate! Stay tuned for more
contests in the future!

And now, who is CHO? Well, he's the man I call
"the Hub", aka Chris Hansen Orf, a Phoenix
based musician and music writer. (The Hub
is an encyclopedia of music knowledge, truly, I don't
even bother to take him on in that category in Trivial
Pursuit because it's just too demoralizing).

He is also an excellent cook, whose skills are most exemplified
in the meat department. When asked to prepare supper, he
does it with gusto and when dinner is served it is generally a
beautifully grilled piece of meat. No salad. No sides. No, I'm not
kidding. When I inquire as to side dishes, he looks perplexed. And
I know he is thinking why do you need sides when you have meat?
And then one day I came home and found the Hub in the
kitchen, chopping...VEGETABLES!

I hit him with a quick marriage
based quiz, answers that only my
true husband would know, because
I was thinking we had an alien
abduction happening or perhaps a
clone gone awry. But he knew the

What caused his sudden need for veggies?
He said he had a craving for tomatos that
could not be ignored. Thus proving my theory
that the body will crave what it truly needs,
so you should listen to it when it says,
"Chocolate cake." But that's another blog!

And so here is the Hub's recipe for the best salsa ever.
Honestly, I would eat this stuff with a shovel if I could!


1 finely chopped habanero pepper(hot)**
1 finely chopped serano chili pepper
1 finely chopped (seeded) jalapeno pepper
3 tomatoes quartered and chopped in a Krups food processor
3 finely diced (seeded) tomatoes
1 tbspn chopped cilantro
1 tbspn chopped green onion
2 cloves garlic minced
Mix ingredients in a large bowl, then strain. Then add:
Juice of 2 limes, hand squeezed into salsa
1 tspn salt
1 tbspn fine tequila (Cabo Wabo)**

**The dudes love their dad’s salsa, too, but for a more kid friendly
version, we leave out the habaneros and the tequila.

When asked how he thought of the tequila, which in my opinion
"makes" it, Hub said, "I'd always thought that adding a bit of a good
reposado tequila (not Jose Cuervo or any other cheap, rotgut tequila)
might mingle nicely with the lime and the salt in the salsa, like in a good
margarita, so one day I figured what the heck and added a TBSP of
Cabo Wabo to one batch, loaded it up on a tortilla chip and after that
first taste, I knew I had created the perfect salsa."

And so we share with you...ENJOY!

Jenn McKinlay SPRINKLE WITH MURDER March 2010
aka Lucy Lawrence STUCK ON MURDER Sept 2009