these small red chili peppers grow wild here at amh. they are super picante and delicious. the kids have learned the hard way that gloves are required for harvesting. you do not want to touch one of these and then get your fingers any where near your face.
tomatilla, jalapeno, red onion, garlic to go into a hot iron skillet, if using fresh tomato include those as well.
chill the martini glasses with crushed ice
juice two limes and one clementine (or small orange) into shaker of ice cubes.
put the indredients under the salamander till they have lots of carmelization and tomatilla are bubbly.
introduce the fresh juice to two bucket sized shot glasses of 100% agave teguila, one shot of orange tripple sec type liquer (I really like bouchant napolean), I use only ONE shot of margarita mix (jose quervo) and a small spurt of organic agave syrup. the margarita mix can be deleted depending on the sweetness of your limes. btw, if your tequila is not 100% agave, what is it?
I move my roasted items into a small sauce pan and add just a bit of water. this is where we add the home harvested red chili peppers. bring to boil.
immersion blender. this is where I also add some tomatos, I used canned this time but fresh will work too if they are on hand. add a bunch of fresh cilantro and fresh lime juice; I used half a lime.
dump crushed ice, and replace it with the refreshing beverage..
salt to taste, I like to make sure I get salt all over the place in the process.
I made cheese enchiladas for dinner. this is a favorite of the kid's. right up there with pizza and hot and sour soup.
we are finally done with the concrete trash can pad. now I need to make a small fence to obscure the view.
things are blooming everywhere.
plants on the green roof/deck are really starting to take off. it took us a good year to figure out what can live up there with minimal soil, water and full sun.
he is anxious to learn to use chop sticks
he found these two broken remote control cars at the thrift store. using puppy dog eyes, he asked "can we buy these for my baby brother to play with". his mother melted and gave him the go ahead. he also explained to a little old lady how he only wanted them for his baby brother, "oh, that gave me chills" said the little old lady as her eyes looked like they were going to leak. I told her "he's working you!"
soon as we got home, he announced "it's time to play BLOCKBUSTER!!!" he took those cars all over the yard and house, throwing them down stairs. crashing them into each other, crash and smash. I took a few pics and he responded, "it's good you are getting these pictures. some day I will show my brother what happened to his cars". kat realized she'd been had by his smooth talk.
boxes are filled with dirt, plants and seeds.
us AMH boys are taking a vintage calculator apart.
kat and I with our favorite cello playing, yoga instructing artist, caroline wright