Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Fare thee Well

I had a bit of a shock Monday. My ex-husband died. He was considerably older than I was and had not been in real good health for a number of years, but it was still a shock.

He and I definitely had our differences, but in the end, we had decided to just agree to disagree and go on. We talked occasionally.

I will miss him in a strange way.

So, in honor of him, I am posting one of his recipes.

Wayne's Pico de Gallo

Cucumbers, seeded and diced
Black olives, sliced
Tomatoes, diced
Garlic, minced
Onions, diced small
Green peppers, diced small
Jalapenos (fresh) minced
Garlic salt
Fresh cilantro, chopped fine

Can add juice of 1-2 limes, depending on how big of batch you make.

Mix as much as you want (preferrably large quantities) in a big bowl and refrigerate. Eat with tortilla chips. Makes loads. This was done totally by taste, use more or less of any ingredient until you have the taste you want.

This is great to make and take to a picnic in the hot summer time. Can add some diced avacado.

We used to make this in the summer when his grandkids would come and visit, they loved it. We got everyone in on chopping things up. Then we would sit around and eat this and tell stories.


StitchinByTheLake said...

Regardless of your parting Raquel, there are still ties of the heart. Memories of good things usually prevail after a period of time and I hope that this is so for you. My condolences. Blessings, marlene

Marie said...

It's kind of a wierd place to be Raquel I can imagine. I can't stand the site of my ex husband and yet I know that if he were to die I would be devastated. It would have been nice had we been able to remain friends after the divorce, but he's always been the type of person that has to vilify everyone he has problems with. I think I would be really sad for what might have been if only . . . Great looking salsa though!

Angie said...

A cook after my own heart! If you fancy a little more of this or that - put it in. A great tribute to your ex.
love, Angie, xx

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

Loved the recipe!!!! Thank you! And thank you for the sweet words andprayers for me on my blog. It is so much appreciated, believe me!


Cheryl said...

I am sorry to hear that! hugs! A very nice tribute.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for the loss of your ex,
Your recipes are so wonderfull,
Thankyou for your comment on my blog, im truly gratefull
Take care

Jan said...

I'm sorry to read about your ex, I hope it wasn't too much of a blow for you. Thank you for sharing his recipe. Love and hugs.