Ah, the flavor-packed, tangy, herby deliciousness of chimichurri. It’s enough to make one feel a little tingle at the sight of a huge fresh bunch of cilantro and garlic. I used some of my own spicy pickled vegetables and smoked garlic.
Some of my best dishes haven’t been recipes at all… they’ve been what my Grandma Verla calls “kitchen sink” recipes, as in that you use everything but the kitchen sink, and use up that half-bag of whatnot in the cupboard...
I am lucky enough to live in San Diego, and to have a lot of friends with fruit trees. Really, most things grow well around here if you try hard enough, but even a tree that is neglected most of the year can yield some great fruit.
I love it when things are this easy. 5 cups of vinegar, one cup of water, a half-cup of sugar, a variety of spices and a pile of lovely-looking vegetables. I have carrots, jalapenos, garlic, onion, radishes, chives, bell pepper and lemon.