So today is cinco de mayo or 5th of May, which is a celebration of great importance to may people in the United States and in other places all over the world. Like St Patrick's day, where every one is Irish for a day, Cinco de Mayo is very similar. For todays post I have three things to share with you. I great inexpensive Party store find, a recipe and a link to a great polymer clay artist from Etsy who has created the most adorable Mexican doll meal.
I hope you enjoy these items and your day!
The hat in the above photo I picked up at a party store in the United States on my trip last month. It is a little small for our dolls but is still quite a cute inexpensive accessory and great example of how to re purpose found items into doll accessories. I paid under $1 for this hat and I think it is adorable. If you prefer to use it as a doll serving dish, you can make doll sized tortilla shells from fun foam and place them in the rim of the hat and place it in the middle of your doll table.
Fresh Tomato Salsa Recipe
- 2-3 medium sized fresh tomatoes (from 1 lb to 1 1/2 lb), stems removed, finely diced
- 1/2 red onion, finely diced
- 1 jalapeño chili pepper (stems, ribs, seeds removed), finely diced
- 1 serano chili pepper (stems, ribs, seeds removed), finely diced
- Juice of one lime
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: oregano and or cumin to taste
Method1 Start with chopping up 2 medium sized fresh tomatoes. Prepare the chilies. Be very careful while handling these hot peppers. If you can, avoid touching them with your hands. Use a fork to cut up the chilies over a small plate, or use a paper towel to protect your hands. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and hot water after handling and avoid touching your eyes for several hours. Set aside some of the seeds from the peppers. If the salsa isn't hot enough, you can add a few for heat.
2 Combine all of the ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Taste. If the chilies make the salsa too hot, add some more chopped tomato. If not hot enough, carefully add a few of the seeds from the chilies, or add some ground cumin.
Let sit for an hour for the flavors to combine.
Makes approximately 3-4 cups.
Serve with chips, tortillas, tacos, burritos, tostadas, quesadillas, pinto or black beans.
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