Do You Like Salsa?

By Travis on July 9, 2009

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U of I Extension and County Market to offer Salsa Workshop

Salsa is now a staple of the American diet used from appetizers to desserts. “Salsa is more than just a condiment to be served with chips”, says Brenda Derrick, Nutrition & Wellness Educator from University of Illinois Extension – Adams/Brown Unit.

Fruit salsas can be served paired with a variety of meats and sandwiches, and also served as a dip. Traditional tomato salsa varies in the amount of heat (spiciness) depending on the type of peppers used to make it. “Whether you grow salsa ingredients in your own garden, or purchase them from the farmers market or the local grocery store, selection can be key”, says Derrick.

To learn how to select the best salsa ingredients, properly preserve salsa, prepare and taste a variety of tomato and fruit salsa, attend the Salsa Workshop on Tuesday July 21, 2009 at 6:00 pm at the Broadway County Market Deli Café at 4830 Broadway in Quincy, IL.

Cost of the workshop is only $5 per person (County Market is underwriting the additional fee). Advance paid registration is required by July 17, 2009. You may register on-line or by dropping off your payment at University of Illinois Extension, Adams/Brown Unit, 330 South 36thStreet, Quincy, IL 62301 (map). For more information, please call 217-223-8380 or email derrickb@illinois.edu.

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