Local Jersey tomatoes just arrived, and Debbie and I both had loads of cilantro and garlic from our farm shares. With the nationwide salmonella outbreak behind us, we were itching to make something with tomatoes — Spicy Grilled Salsa would be ideal.
Our salsa making mission involved a lot of turn taking. I was running late and before our cooking date, Debbie started grilling the tomatoes and onions. By the time I got to her house, most of the tomatoes were cool enough to work with. On arrival, I jumped right in. I removed the skins and chopped garlic and onions while Debbie tended the grill; I washed and chopped cilantro while she fed our hungry kids some lunch. And when Debbie received an unexpected visit from friends, I continued by blending the tomatoes and bringing a big pot of salsa to a simmer. When I left to take my son to gymnastics, Debbie ladled the salsa into jars and gave them a hot water bath.
We were together, while taking turns — dancing our own unsynchronized salsa.