Wednesday, March 31, 2010

cooking by candlelight

The brown-outs have continued, and it looks like it will be a normal event to have two-hour outages often for awhile.
It was almost dinner time when the lights went out on Tuesday, so
the mango salsa was made by candlelight:

The gas stove works fine without electricity, so the rice cooked by candlelight too!
(The blue light on the right is the burner flame.)

In case you've got some extra mangoes sitting around, here's a recipe for that Mango Salsa; one of our new favorites!

Mango Salsa

2-3 ripe mangoes, diced
1/2 cup ripe tomatoes, diced
1 small cucumber, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1-2 Tblsp. lime or lemon juice
1/2 tsp. cilantro (thanks to a friend who sent us a bottle!!!)
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. chili powder
pepper to taste


The Church Cook said...

Awwwww, how ROMANTIC! It's one thing to dine by candle light but to COOK by it?!?!! A foodie's ultimate dream. You are a romantist! Mango Salsa looks wonderful!

us5 said...

maybe you could talk your staff into doing all your food prep by candlelight!! ;o) think of all the money you'd save on electricity...