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Fresh salsa is relatively easy to make: Dice 4 ripe tomatoes and drain the juice. In a bowl, combine tomatoes with 2 diced avocados and half a diced red onion. In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, and 1 tablespoon each of squeezable basil and chili pepper (or use minced, fresh basil and chili pepper). Pour the liquid mixture over the tomato mixture and combine.


Try adding the following herbs and spices to your usual recipes for a new taste:

Baked desserts and pastries: allspice, anise, cinnamon, clove

Breads: oregano, dill, marjoram, rosemary

Cheese or cream sauces and dips: chive

Gravy: allspice

Pasta dishes: parsley, garlic, oregano

Rice dishes: garlic, lemongrass, chili pepper (fresh, ground, or flakes), rosemary, dill, saffron (used to make yellow rice)

Salad dressing: garlic, cilantro, oregano, marjoram, thyme, black pepper

Salads: basil, cilantro, garlic, Italian seasoning

Soups and stews: basil, oregano, chili pepper (fresh or ground), bay leaf (for tomato soup); dill (potato soup); chive (cold soups); ginger, cilantro, dill, thyme, bay leaf (other soups and stews)

Stuffing: oregano, marjoram, sage, parsley

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