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Our Top 5 Most Read, Most Interesting and Most Debated Posts of the Year


It is hard to believe that August is fast approaching, and that 2011 is more than half in the tank already.   We have had some very interesting debates and discussions here at Not For Itching Ears.  In case you missed them (how is that even possible) I have posted their links here.

Our Top 5 Most Read, Most Interesting and Most Debated Posts of the Year…. Read the rest of this entry

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My Authentic “On The Border” Salsa Recipe (Just like the Restaraunt)


On_the_Border_Recipe Not For Itching EarsThis is my authentic “On The Border” restaurant Salsa recipe.

Disclaimer:  (I did not break into official headquarters at night and “borrow” this recipe.  I did it in broad daylight, because that is how I roll!)  

It all started with Kolten, (thanks Kolten)  one of my sons friends.  While visiting our home one day, he made a great salsa.  I couldn’t believe  how easy it was to make!  I thought “with a little tinkering, this could taste like my favorite “On The Border” salsa recipe.”  (Of course my favorite salsa recipe is El Tarasco’s in Manhattan Beach, California.  Only the most blessed people on earth know what that tastes like!)

So the tinkering began.  After months of trial and error, the following recipe is what I think comes closest.  Everyone loves it.  Try it, but beware, you never make enough!

This post is a very large departure from our typical posts, but I thought I would share something from my kitchen instead of my library today.  Read the rest of this entry