Monday, January 4, 2010

a pink knife under the pine tree

On the first day of Christmas, my sister-in-law gave to me ...

... a pink knife under the pine tree.
This is no ordinary knife. I thought I was perfectly happy with my other knives. Until I met this one.

It looks so innocent, just sitting on the cutting board, all pink and cute.

But then you make that first slice into the avocado, rotating it around to cut the other side. And when you get back to the first side, you can't see your original slice. You wonder if this pink knife is enchanted. You blink and wonder if you are (not) seeing things. You, only then, realize that this knife is to be taken seriously. The blade is so fine that you don't see your cut. Huh, you think, but can it take out the pit? Oh, yes.

This knife is a little like Angelina Jolie. All slim, beautiful, and feminine. But take your eyes off of her for a moment and she'll slice off your finger.

Enough about Angelina, what's that I'm making? It's the most amazing chunky salsa ever. This salsa will win you friends at parties. And it's nutritious.

Combine 1 packet of dry Italian seasoning, 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar, and 1/2 cup olive oil in a medium bowl. Chop 2 or 3 avocados, 2 or 3 tomatoes, 3 green onions, 1/2 red onion. Toss into the oil mixture and add 1 can drained black beans and 1 can of corn. Toss it all.

Serve ONLY with these tortilla chips. All other chips are wimpy. I don't have an opinion about this or anything. You can find them on the top shelf of the "Mexican" or "ethnic" aisle at the grocery store, or at your local Mexican grocery.

If you are having trouble remembering the name El Milagro, you can look for the woman grinding the corn and making tortillas. (Anyone remember this steamy scene from the movie Like Water For Chocolate?)

!Chao! Hasta luego. Que le vaya bien.


  1. Love that knife! What is the brand?:)

    1. HI Carla,

      It's a KAI PureKomachi 2. I hope this helps!